Thailand and Cambodia troops at the border between the two countries exchanged fire near the Preah Vihear Temple
10 15, Thai soldiers set up artillery is Taijian border.
China news agency, Bangkok, October 15 (Reporter Gu Shihong) – according to Thai News Agency reported here, the Thai military spokesman Sansern 15, said Thai and Cambodian troops at 15 o’clock on the 15th or so in the border area exchange of fire near the Preah Vihear temple, the two sides resulting gunfight Cambodian soldier killed, four Thai soldiers were wounded.
reported that the current fighting has been suspended. Cambodian army official said the two sides try to negotiate a cease-fire, the negotiations are ongoing. Taijian two sides expressed regret for today’s conflicts, both foreign minister by telephone dialogue, through peaceful means to resolve border disputes, and to seek Cabinet approval to re-start bilateral negotiations.
Preah Vihear temple in Cambodia and Thailand border areas, Jiantai in the history of both countries have claimed sovereignty over the region belongs to the monastery. June 15, 1962, the Hague International Court to Preah Vihear temple in Cambodia Pangui all, the verdict in the controversy in Thailand. July 7 this year, UNESCO officially approved the monastery as a World Heritage. This decision evoked Thai anger. Which gradually evolved into a situation in the region close to the military confrontation between the two countries.
It is reported that Thai Foreign Minister Song Peng ? 13 Amon Wiwa visit Jian, find a solution, but without success. Jian Song Peng and Prime Minister Hun Sen after the meeting that day at a news conference that same morning stationed near Preah Vihear temple area 威尔因特里 more than 80 Thai soldiers have withdrawn back to Thailand within two days. Hun Sen issued an ultimatum threatening to use force to Thailand surprised. “If the Cambodian resort to the use of force … … that Thailand will have to exercise self-defense.”
Thai military statement said the Thai armed forces have been preparing for a possible confrontation, and the confidence to defend its sovereignty . Military has developed plans to evacuate civilians in border areas.
14 Thai Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat said here that Thailand will be a peaceful solution to border dispute with Cambodia. Thai Foreign Ministry Secretary Lee this afternoon he said that afternoon, the Foreign Ministry will exchange of fire occurred in the border side to Jian protest. He said the Thai military confirmed, Jian Fang first day of fire to the Thai side. Lee said he, Thailand is still adhere to the principle of non-first use of force, and to exercise restraint, but if necessary, in accordance with Article 51 of the UN Charter to defend itself. (End)