ASEAN ministers discuss Thai-Cambodia conflict

Southeast Asian foreign ministers are holding emergency talks about a deadly border dispute that broke out between Cambodia and Thailand near an 11th century temple.

Each side accuses the other of starting the clashes — which have left at least eight people dead — and disagree on how it should be settled.

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen earlier said he favored a cease-fire, an idea Thailand flatly rejects.

The host of the talks, Indonesian Foreign Minister Martiy Natalegawa, told reporters Tuesday there has to be a "conducive atmosphere on the ground for negotiations to take place."

He said the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations agree that using force to settle the dispute is simply not an option.