Ouattara says no risk of civil war

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PARIS – Military intervention in Ivory Coast does not mean the country will descend into civil war, presidential claimant Alassane Ouattara said on Wednesday.
In his first television interview since the crisis unfolded, Ouattara told France 24 he preferred a peaceful solution to the crisis, but dismissed negotiating with incument Laurent Gbagbo saying he had to “leave power.” “I think he will be responsible for the situation that he will face. Military intervention does not mean that the Ivory Coast will ignite,” he said.