After the September 11 developments the United States stands more chance to settle the Arab-Israeli conflict because now America can bring a tougher pressure to bear on Israel. This perspective was voiced at a RIA Novosti press conference on Thursday by a well-known Russian politologist, Sergei Karaganov, chief of the External and Defense Policy Council. Meanwhile, he believes that this will not inevitably lead to real settlement. "I do not rule out that one and the same forces stand behind Osama bin Laden and Palestinian leaders". said the Moscow political scientist.
Russian small missile ships - the Grad Sviyazhsk and the Great Ustyug - set off for a mission to the Mediterranean Sea