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Washington expects explanations from Baku and Budapest over extradition and pardoning of Azerbaijani murderer Ramil Safarov, U.S. Ambassador to Armenia John Heffern said at the ceremony of signing an agreement to extend cooperation with the Prosecutor General's Office of Armenia.
The ambassador recalled that Washington immediately expressed concern over the case. Heffern pointed out that the United States as an OSCE MG co-chair-country is against any actions that may shake up fragile peace in the region. He said that Washington expects explanations from Baku and Budapest and promised that the U.S. will be consistent in the issue.
Earlier, Washington expressed deep concern over extradition and pardoning of Ramil Safarov, an Azerbaijani officer that murdered Armenian officer Gurgen Margaryan in Hungary.