Saturday, September 6, 2008
Mount Whitney Arrives in Georgia
Today, State Department spokesman Robert Wood denied Russian allegations that the Mount Whitney was delivering arms to Georgia. The Sixth Fleet flagship Mount Whitney arrived at the Poti roadstead on Friday, delivering 17 tons of alleged humanitarian aid to Georgia. The administration also denied reports in the local mass media that they would allow the Russians to inspect cargos departing the port. According to the American command, the port of Poti is sovereign Georgian territory. Russia asserts that the Atlantic Alliance is breaking international law and will bring the issue up at the UN.