The situation on the Russian-Georgian border as aggression of international terrorism, Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov said, following a meeting with US Secretary of State Colin Powell on Wednesday.
According to Ivanov, "such actions of international terrorists from the neighbouring state can be regarded only as aggression." "If the Georgian authorities are unable to solve this problem, we need efforts of the international community," Igor Ivanov stressed.
The regional forum in Brunei is focused on the fight against international terrorism, the Russian Foreign Minister noted. He compared the situation around Kashmir with the events on the Russian-Georgian border.
Trans-border terrorists destabilise the regional situations both in Kashmir and on the Russian-Georgian border, Ivanov stressed. These situations have much in common, he added. "Terrorists carry out their criminal operations from the neighbouring country in Russian territory," Ivanov said.
According to him, US Secretary of State Colin Powell "took this information into consideration and understands our concern."
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