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Vice President Dick Cheney reiterated U.S. support for Georgia on the opening day of a tour of three former Soviet republics.

In remarks made after meeting the president of Azerbaijan, Cheney said the U.S. had an abiding interest in the region's stability.

During the trip, which also takes in Ukraine and Georgia, high on the agenda will be the conflict between Georgia and Russia, and Moscow's subsequent recognition of two breakaway Georgian provinces as independent. Read full article »

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