We are closely following reports of increased tensions along a non-demarcated portion of the -Azerbaijan border, Spokesperson for the US Department of State Ned price said in a twitter post.

“We understand communication between the parties is ongoing and urge restraint in de-escalating the situation peacefully,” he added.

Earlier today Armenia’s acting Foreign Minister Ara Aivazian briefed US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip Reeker on the provocative actions carried out by the Azerbaijani armed units in the sovereign territory of Armenia and the ensuing situation.

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