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Rice Urges Armenia, Azerbaijan to Use Political Will to Settle Conflict
April 18, 2008, 11:58 pm
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US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Tuesday called on the Armenian and Azeri governments to summon up the political will to settle the Nagorno-Karabakh issue. Rice said the long-running conflict is holding back both countries.
Rice said the Nagorno-Karabakh dispute is adversely affecting the interests of both Armenia and Azerbaijan and could be resolved quickly, with a little bit of political will by the two principals.
Asked about the conflict in an appearance before the American-Turkish Council in Washington, Rice said Minsk Group diplomats have been close to getting an agreement on several occasions, and that it is time for the parties to make the hard choices needed to finally end the conflict.

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