During the telephone conversation, US official Stephen Biegun expressed serious concern over the increased tension in the region and asked about the current situation. Minister Jeyhun Bayramov informed his counterpart on another act of aggression by the Armenian armed forces, and noted that the Azerbaijani armed forces undertook counter-offensive measures within the right of self-defense to protect the civilian population.
It was underlined that the root cause of the tensions in the region is the aggressive policy of Armenia, which has been lasting for almost 30 years. The importance of implementation of the decisions of international organizations, including on top the UN Security Council resolutions was emphasized. It was stressed that Armenia bears full responsibility for the current situation. US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun in his turn stressed the importance for the parties to take appropriate steps to reduce the tensions.