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From the State Dept. Briefing on Clinton at APEC Summit: "As you know, we had this incident that we were quite unhappy about where an Azerbaijani who had been incarcerated in Hungary was recently released. And there again, in the context of the UN General Assembly, we generally try, as Minsk
Group partners, to do some kind of Nagorno-Karabakh event. So the question becomes whether that makes sense now, whether we can be supportive in calming tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan," U.S. Department Of State Office of the Spokesperson said in response to media questions.
Asked (on Nagorno-Karabakh), there was the suggestion that the Minsk Group might somehow do what? The spokesperson said: "Well, again, in - traditionally UNGA has been a time - the UN General Assembly has been a time when Minsk Group countries have been able to - have pulled together either at the Assistant Secretary level or higher to try to encourage progress, et cetera. The environment is more difficult this year in light of this past incident. So they had a general conversation about trying to stay in touch and see whether we could cool things down and try to improve the environment heading
into UNGA since everybody is usually there." In response to the question if that would be sort of a normal Minsk inaudible), he said: "Yeah, yeah, yeah. There's not an expectation of a breakthrough."
To recall, the Ramil Safarov was sentenced to life in prison by the Hungarian court in 2004. Later on August 31 2012 he was extradited. Soon afterwards, he was promoted to a higher rank and presented with a free apartment. Armenia has suspended diplomatic relations with Hungary.