France warns against 'internationalisation' of Karabakh conflict

AFP , Friday 2 Oct 2020

France warned Friday against the risks of an "internationalisation" and "out of control" escalation in the conflict over Nagorny Karabakh, as fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia shows no sign of abating.

Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told his Azerbaijani and Armenian counterparts in a telephone call that a failure to halt the fighting would "bring the risk of an out of control escalation," his office said.

He also warned them "over the risk that an internationalisation of the conflict" would represent, after President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday that fighters in Syria had travelled to Azerbaijan via Turkey.

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