U.S. Embassy Statement on the Tragic Events of July 4

The deaths of Zakhra Guliyeva and her grandmother Sahiba Guliyeva, and the wounds sustained by Sarvinaz Guliyeva, are deeply tragic, as are the deaths and the suffering of all those who have been affected by this conflict over the decades. The terrible events on 4 July further demonstrate that the two parties need to come together and negotiate a peaceful settlement to this conflict. There is no military solution to this conflict – the only way forward is to find a negotiated settlement.