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Fighting flares between Armenia and Azerbaijan over disputed Nagorno-Karabakh

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On March 14, 2008, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution by a vote of 39 to 7, with 100 abstentions, reaffirming Azerbaijan's territorial integrity, expressing support for that country's internationally recognized borders and demanding the immediate withdrawal of all Armenian forces from all occupied territories there.

Tellingly, no UN member states have recognized Artsakh, but, on March 30, 2016, Hawaii unanimously became the seventh U.S. state to recognize Artsakh. However the same day, the US Embassy in Azerbaijan issued a declaration that US foreign state policy is determined at a federal government level, and that the United States does not recognize the Artsakh Republic. This statement was delivered shortly after Azerbaijan's president, president Ilham Aliyev, arrived in Washington D.C. for bilateral discussions.

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