In response to a request from the Armenian service of “Voice of America” regarding the deadly clash between Armenian and Azerbaijani armed forces near the village of Tegh in Armenia, the U.S. State Department described the use of force to resolve disputes as “unacceptable”, stressing that it disrupts the negotiation process. In its response, the U.S. State Department wrote: “We are sorry for the deadly clash that took place on April 11 with the participation of Armenian and Azerbaijani forces, which resulted in several casualties. We offer our condolences to the families of the dead and injured. The conflict cannot have a military solution, and the use of force to settle disputes is unacceptable. The only way to a lasting peace is at the negotiating table, and the use of force disrupts the negotiations.”