Reed Statement on Clashes Between Armenia and Azerbaijan
Today, as fighting escalates between Armenia and Azerbaijan, U.S. Senator and U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Jack Reed issued the following statement:
"Armenians have a right to defend themselves when attacked. I am deeply concerned about the escalation of heavy fighting between Azerbaijani forces and Armenian troops in Nagorno-Karabakh.
"I urge restraint and steps to prevent further harm to civilians. President Trump must pursue an immediate cessation of hostilities and facilitate a peaceful settlement of the dispute.
"Additionally, all countries in the region should work to defuse this crisis and not seek to inflame tensions."