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Ivanishvili: Georgia won't be exploited in a war with Iran

2012-02-09 14:17

Georgian opposition politician and billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili believes that Georgia won't be used as landfill in a possible U.S. military operation against Iran, "Georgia News" reported.

According to the oppositionist, the issue of Georgia's active participation in the conflict is not considered, and such a problem doesn't threatened the country. "But if something like this happens - it will be big trouble. I hope it won't happen", Ivanishvili added.

Earlier, the chairman of the Georgian Parliament David Bakradze stated that Tbilisi can not say exactly what position they would choose in case of U.S. attack on Iran.

"I can tell you that we're not talking about it, there also wasn't discussion of this issue during the meetings during the President's visit to the United States. No one may respond specifically, including me, what might happen if the conflict will begin, and if the UN would take the appropriate resolution of this conflict. But I repeat that there's no talkings on this issu", Bakradze said.

Note that on the eve, the deputy secretary of the National Security Council of Georgia Batu Kutelia stated that if the UN would adopt a resolution for military intervention in the conflict, Georgia "will take on certain responsibilities" as a member of the UN. "But it would be better if we can avoid a crisis", Kutelia added.

Also on the eve, U.S. President Barack Obama said he intended to resolve the Iranian nuclear issue through diplomatic means, but he did not rule out other options.

"Any additional activity in the Persian Gulf would be devastating and would have a big impact on us. It would also have a large impact on the oil prices. Our troops are still in Afghanistan, bordering Iran. Therefore, we prefer a diplomatic way to resolve the issue", he said.

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