U.S. DECLINES RUSSIA'S POLICY OF UNIVERSALITY IN CONFLICT RESOLUTIONS

Civil Georgia, Georgia
March 13 2006

The United States considers that conflicts in South Caucasus are
"unique" which should be dealt "with on their own merits," Sean
McCormack, U.S. Department of State Spokesman, said on March 8.

He was responding to a question regarding the Russia's position
solution on the status of Kosovo should be "universal" in character
and applicable for the conflicts in the post-soviet space.

"I think, again, these are issues that are unique unto themselves
that have to be taken on their own merits and be dealt with as
separate issues. You [referring to a journalist] mentioned conflicts
in Nagorno-Karabakh and South Ossetia. Each of those have unique
characteristics that need to be dealt with on their own merits and
that's how we view the issue," Sean McCormack said.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress