The United States supports Georgia not only because Georgia is its “friend,” but because by doing so the U.S. upholds “international law, principles of international relations as well as the interests of its own national security,” Georgian Parliamentary Chairman Davit Bakradze said on October 12.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will travel to Moscow on October 13 to meet with senior Russian officials and discuss progress on a successor agreement to START, cooperation on nonproliferation and counterterrorism, and next steps for the Clinton-Lavrov commission, according to the U.S. Department of State.
“I do not expect that Mrs. Clinton will reject all these [principles] because of some deals. No such threat exists,” Bakradze told Rustavi 2 TV. “The new administration has proved many times that it is ready to work at any level to protect Georgia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty.”