Peru is backed on issue of site of new clashes
Peru claimed a diplomatic triumph over Ecuador in their simmering border dispute, which has provoked two outbreaks of fighting within a month. Foreign Minister Javier Arias Stella said Peru's contention that the latest clashes occurred on its territory had been vindicated by a communique issued by four neutral nations. The communique, issued by the United States, Chile, Argentina, and Brazil, said the flare-up of fighting on Friday and Saturday occurred on the eastern [Peruvian] side of the Condor Mountais.Skip to next paragraph
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Peru had said on Saturday that it captured three Ecuadorean emplacements inside its territory and that any further incursion would be consid ered an act of war.