In an emergency meeting, the members of the UN Security Council demanded to establish peace in Nagorno-Karabakh and protect the rights of citizens in this region.

Iran PressAmerica: Armenia and Azerbaijan clashed Thursday at the United Nations on the heels of a swift military victory in Nagorno-Karabakh by Baku, which heard calls from Western nations led by France to provide safety guarantees.

The UN Security Council members including the United States, Turkey, Russia and France called on Thursday for peace in Nagorno-Karabakh, a separatist Armenian enclave inside Azerbaijan where Baku launched an offensive this week.

Armenia's foreign minister said Baku was likely to use force against civilians in Nagorno-Karabakh again unless prevented by global powers. His Azerbaijan counterpart, accusing Yerevan of spreading misinformation, said Baku carried out an anti-terrorism operation against Yerevan forces.

The US envoy at UN security council aslso, said: "Azerbaijan has a responsibility to ensure its forces rigorously comply with international law, Azerbaijan also has international obligations and commitments to respect the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all individuals in its territories."

Russian envoy at the UN security council said: "Truce should be accompanied by reliable and clear guarantees of security and respect of human rights for the population of Nagorno-Karabakh."

"We need to develop a gradual roadmap to integrate the population of Nagorno-Karabakh into the constitutional order of Azerbaijan, with clear guarantees of their rights and security."

Karabakh is internationally recognised as part of Azerbaijan but has enjoyed de-facto independence since breaking away in a war in the 1990s as the Soviet Union collapsed.

Azerbaijan launched a military offensive to regain control over Karabakh on Sept. 19, a day after humanitarian aid was delivered to the region for the first time in months.