Border control in North Caucasus not aimed against Armenia

YEREVAN, October 1 (Itar-Tass) - Border control imposed on the Russian
border in the North Caucasus is not aimed against transit of cargoes
to and out of Armenia, Chairman of the Federation Council Sergei
Mironov declared on Friday.

Mironov arrived in Yerevan on an official visit as the head of a
delegation of the upper chamber of the Russian parliament.

Mironov expressed the hope that the Armenian leadership and the people
will express understanding of the causes that forced Russia to
terminate transit of cargoes across Russia's state border in the North
Caucasus. Many terrorists who feel at ease in Georgia go straight to
our territory, Mironov said. After the tragedy in Beslan we had to
take definite measures, he added.

Russia and Armenia are among the countries, which occupy top positions
in the struggle against terrorism, Mironov said. The coming discussion
with the Armenian leadership will be another contribution to the
common wall that should rebuff terrorism all over the world, Mironov
stressed.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress