The White House on Tuesday issued an official response to Azerbaijan’s petition, posted in ‘We the People’ section.
“While we will not be issuing a Presidential Proclamation, the United States deeply regrets the tragic losses of life in the war between Azerbaijan and Armenia. It reminds us that there cannot be a military solution to the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, and that only a lasting and peaceful settlement can bring stability, prosperity, and reconciliation to the region. As a Co-Chair of the Minsk Group, the United States remains firmly committed to working with all sides to achieve peace,” the statement reads.
The response applies to the two petitions by Azerbaijan, calling attention to the Nagorno Karabakh conflict and urging to issue a proclamation commemorating and recognizing “the war crime of Khojalu massacre and its victims.”