The Khmer Rouge, the largest guerrilla group fighting the Vietnamese in Cambodia, has declared support for international guarantees to prevent it from abusing other groups in post-war Cambodia.

In a peace proposal, the movement that ruled Cambodia in a three-year reign of terror until Vietnam invaded a decade ago even suggested it would reduce its army to the level of other factions as part of a political settlement.The proposal was broadcast over Khmer Rouge radio.

The proposal was the group's most direct, unequivocal response to widespread concerns that it may try to return to power once a settlement to the nearly decade-old war is reached.