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Georgia, Russia spat over anti-terrorism at summit

A summit of ex-Soviet republics billed as forging a common front against terrorism after the Beslan school siege descended into acrimony as Georgia accused Russia of double standards. Georgia’s new pro-Western President Mikhail Saakashvili lashed out at his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for Moscow’s ties with two breakaway Georgian republics. “These questions cannot be solved by double-standards,” Saakashvili said at the closing press conference of the Astana summit, in the capital of Kazakhstan. “They represent a threat to all, they represent a threat to Georgia, a threat to Russia, and a threat to all humanity. “Russia can and should and should play a positive role. All contacts should be at a state level,” he said.Full Story

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