President George W. Bush had telephone conferences today with Presidents Geidar Aliev of Azerbaijan and Robert Kocharyan of Armenia, reports Ari Fleischer, White House press spokesman. President Bush expressed enthusiasm over Azeri and Armenian support for the anti-terror crusade. As the conferees discussed developments round the Karabakh conflict, he highlighted the importance of Armenian-Azeri settlement progress and called for more efforts to promote Transcaucasian partnership.
After the incident with the shootdown of the Ilyushin Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, Russia will supply an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Syria
Indeed, how dare they run US-independent policy? They should have followed the example of the European Union that turned independent states of the Old World into US-ditto entities