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U.S. to take control of Georgian ports: Saakashvili

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  • Greg Cannon
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080813/pl_nm/georgia_ossetia_ports_dc;_ylt=AtO1nLd5so_0sD8Z2Emm8tqs0NUE U.S. to take control of Georgian ports: Saakashvili Wed
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      U.S. to take control of Georgian ports: Saakashvili

      Wed Aug 13, 12:59 PM ET

      TBILISI (Reuters) - President George W. Bush's pledge to send aid to Georgia means that the U.S. military will take control of the ex-Soviet state's ports and airports, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili said on Wednesday.

      "You have heard the statement by the U.S. president that the United States is starting a military-humanitarian operation in Georgia," Saakashvili said in a television address.

      "It means that Georgian ports and airports will be taken under the control of the U.S. defense ministry in order to conduct humanitarian and other missions. This is a very important statement for easing tension."

      (Reporting by Margarita Antidze, writing by Ron Popeski)
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