Certainly the statement from the White House is basically a statement from the U.S. President, U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan Richard Morningstar told reporters on Wednesday, commenting on the response to the petition posted on the White House Web site.
The Ambassador noted that the statement speaks for itself that any killing of innocent civilians is unacceptable and is a tragedy.
"As a U.S. ambassador to Azerbaijan, I recognize what a devastating issue Khojali is for all Azerbaijanis and the killing of innocent civilians is a terrible tragedy. It is event clear to me that we have to make every effort to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict because that conflict is so painful for all Azerbaijanis," Morningstar said.
On Tuesday, the White House issued a formal response to the petition on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and Khojaly tragedy, posted on its official website.
According to the response, the United States deeply regrets the tragic losses of life in the war between Azerbaijan and Armenia, seeks a lasting and peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and as a Co-Chair of the Minsk Group remains firmly committed to working with all sides to achieve peace./Trend/