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Georgian Prime Minister Meets With Rice


http://gdb.rferl.org/BE16A06B-7CF4-4109-9994-2B2F5E9C5E24_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/BE16A06B-7CF4-4109-9994-2B2F5E9C5E24_mw800_mh600.jpg Noghaideli (left) with Rice in Washington on December 11 (epa) December 12, 2006 -- Georgian Prime Minister Zurab Noghaideli has held talks in Washington with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and other officials.


Officials said the talks on December 11 included discussion of Georgia's tense relations with Russia, including Moscow's threat to cut off natural-gas supplies unless Georgia agrees to pay more than double the current rate.


Noghaideli is due to continue his Washington visit today with meetings with Vice President Dick Cheney and members of Congress.


(AP, AFP, ITAR-TASS)

Russian Sanctions On Georgia

Georgian deportees arriving in Tbilisi on October 6 (epa)


RUSSIA DEPORTING GEORGIANS. Despite Georgia's release of four military officers accused of spying on October 2, Russia has continued its transport and postal blockade of Georgia, and has also deported hundreds of Georgians.... (more)


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