September 24, 2022 - 15:26 AMT
Armenia's security high on agenda at "good" Blinken-Pashinyan meeting

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday, September 23 that he had a "good meeting" with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Blinken said the two discussed Armenia's security, just 10 days after Azerbaijan launched a fresh offensive against Armenia, which left at least 207 people dead or missing.

"We continue to urge the parties to engage in the peace process, as there can be no military solution to the conflict," Blinken said.

The latest round of fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan began in the wee hours of September 13, when the Azerbaijani military attacked Armenian posts and shelled Armenian settlements both on the border and deep behind the frontline. At least 207 people are dead or missing as a result, the Security Council of Armenia said on Monday.