U.S. Department Of State Calls For Dialogue

Georgia Materials 6 August 2008 14:17 (UTC +04:00)

Gonzalo R. Gallegos, acting Deputy Spokesman of the U.S. Department of State, reiterated necessity of situation de-escalation and resumption of talks in South Ossetia, reported PNA.

"We don't believe that now is the time for any parties to this to react in a provocative way. So it is important for us that - number one, that the violence stops, and number two, that a dialogue begins, and so that they can continue to discuss the issues there", Gonzalo R. Gallegos stated on August 5 in response to a question about statement of Yuri Popov, chief Russian negotiator, on South Ossetia.

On the question -"Do you think Russia is provoking any disorder? - the acting Deputy Spokesman answered : "We believe that the violence should stop and all parties should begin a discussion so that they can move forward towards settling the situation".