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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael McCaul, Republican Leader on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement on the recent outbreak in violence between Armenia and Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh.

“The recent escalation of violence between Armenia and Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh is extremely troubling. The tragic loss of life and impact on the innocent civilian population is unacceptable. I urge both sides to immediately reinstitute a cease-fire, return to the negotiating table in good faith, and strongly discourage other actors from engaging outside of the Minsk Group formula.”