About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 02:35 - 24 Jul.'14
 
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Sokhumi, Tskhinvali Slam U.S. Congress Calls for Arms Sale to Georgia
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 24 Dec.'11 / 13:14

The U.S. defense authorization bill, which contains a section on Georgia calling for “normalization” of military cooperation with Tbilisi, including the sale of defensive arms, amounts to encouraging Georgia to take “aggressive” actions, the foreign ministries of breakaway Abkhazia and South Ossetia said in separate statements.

“Taking into account events of 2008, as well as continued provocations on the part of Georgia, the Abkhaz Foreign Ministry deems this bill continuation policy of destabilization in the region,” the breakaway region’s foreign ministry said on December 23, according to the Abkhaz news agency Apsnipress.

It called on the U.S. “to clearly realize consequences of further military equipment and modernization of the Georgian army from the point of view of peace and stability in the region.”

Tskhinvali has “called on the international community for multiple times not to provoke President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili on new ‘heroic’ actions. Imposing broad international embargo on supply of first and foremost offensive weaponry and military hardware to Georgia would have significantly reduced threat of recurrence of the Georgian aggression,” the breakaway South Ossetia’s foreign ministry said on December 21.

Moscow has not publicly reacted on the bill, which also calls on the U.S. administration to encourage “NATO member and candidate countries to restore and enhance their sales of defensive articles and services to the Republic of Georgia as part of a broader NATO effort to deepen its defense relationship and cooperation.”

Latest News
24 Jul.'14 02:35
PM to Ministers: 'Be Bolder, Risk-Takers, Fast Decision Makers'
Garibashvili said he turns to ex-PM Ivanishvili for an advice on “strategic issues” when needed.
23 Jul.'14 20:35
Bill Cutting Maximum Term of Administrative Detention Passed with First Reading
The bill also tightens detention procedures and broadens detainees’ rights.
23 Jul.'14 14:00
Nominee for Culture Minister Named
Eastern Promotion’s co-founder and chief executive named for the post.
23 Jul.'14 12:34
CEC Summarizes Runoff Local Elections Results
Mayors and gamgebelis elected in runoffs will take office from August 2.
23 Jul.'14 11:08
Georgian Parliamentary Chairman Visits Israel
Usupashvili will meet his Israeli counterpart and other senior Knesset members during a one-day visit.
22 Jul.'14 18:19
PM Names Several Ministerial Candidates
Consultations are still ongoing on nominee for culture minister.
21 Jul.'14 18:30
President Comments on Cabinet Reshuffle
Margvelashvili said he will have to delay his first ever NSC session.
21 Jul.'14 11:24
PM Announces Cabinet Reshuffle
Reshuffle affects seven ministers with two of them switch posts, five others lose seat in the cabinet.
20 Jul.'14 23:54
Kitsmarishvili Buried as Death Probe Continues
“Kitsmarishvili and suicide – completely incompatible,” Saakashvili said.
19 Jul.'14 11:38
U.S. Ambassador Calls on Georgia to Focus on Future
“Challenges of the moment call for all of Georgia's energies to be focused on the future,” he said.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2013, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
53