ABIDJAN/PARIS (Reuters) - Military intervention in Ivory Coast will not necessarily trigger a civil war, presidential claimant Alassane Ouattara said on Wednesday. Ouattara said he preferred a peaceful solution to the crisis but dismissed negotiating with Laurent Gbagbo, telling France 24 television that the incumbent must leave power to allow Ivory Coast to return to normal. Gbagbo has refused to cede power to Ouattara , widely seen as winner of a disputed November 28 election, despite international pressure, sanctions and the threat of force, and he has accused world leaders of meddling in Ivory Coasts internal affairs. Ouattaras aides have called for a regional West African force to make good on a threat to kick out Gbagbo if he refuses to go, but there are fears that the involvement of foreign forces could tip the country back into civil war. I think he will be responsible for the situation that he will face. Military intervention does not mean that the Ivory Coast will ignite, Ouattara said of his rival.All that needs to be done, as has been done in other African countries, is to come and get Gbagbo and remove him from the presidential palace.