U.S. Critical of Zelaya, Honduran Government
Posted on Sep 28, 2009
Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya shouldn’t have returned to his home turf before striking some kind of agreement with the regime that seized power during last summer’s coup, according to Lewis Amselem, U.S. ambassador to the Organization of American States—but Amselem also fired off some words of official disapproval about said regime while he was at it. —KA
Reuters via Google News:
At an emergency meeting of the Organization of American States to discuss the Honduran face-off, Lewis Amselem, the U.S. ambassador to the OAS, also criticized Honduras’ de facto government for its “deplorable” action in barring entry of an OAS mission and declaring a state of siege on Sunday.
Amselem also criticized Zelaya for fueling violence by slipping back into Honduras last week and holing up in the Brazilian Embassy, from where he has called on his supporters to take to the streets.
“The return of Zelaya absent an agreement is irresponsible and foolish ... He should cease and desist from making wild allegations and from acting as though he were starring in an old movie,” Amselem said.
ABR / Ricardo Stuckert
This country ain’t big enough: Manuel Zelaya is back in Honduras, where the leadership crisis remains unresolved.