Pompeo: Armenia, Azerbaijan agree to US-brokered cease-fire

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People try to remove car tyres from a car shop on fire after shelling by Azerbaijan’s artillery during a military conflict in Stepanakert, the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. Heavy fighting raged Friday over Nagorno-Karabakh even as top diplomats from Armenia and Azerbaijan visited Washington for negotiations on settling the neighboring countries’ decades-long conflict. (AP Photo)

WASHINGTON (KSEE/KGPE) — Armenia and Azerbaijan have agreed to a U.S.-brokered cease-fire in their five-week-long conflict over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh, also known as Artsakh, said Sec. of State Mike Pompeo in a tweet.

Also involved in the negotiations were France and Russia as part of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s Minsk Group, which the U.S. is also a co-chair of.

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