Lavrov calls on Georgian president to step down

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Tuesday that Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili must leave office and demanded that Georgian troops stay out of South Ossetia for good. Lavrov also said that Moscow wouldn't talk to Saakashvili. He said the best thing for Saakashvili to do "would be to step down." Lavrov's statement sets a tough stage for Russia's talks with French President Nicolas Sarkozy who is heading to Moscow Tuesday to negotiate an EU-brokered truce for the fierce conflict over Georgia's breakaway region.