Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Cote d'Ivoire: "Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and the United Nations are currently distributing weapons for the rebels"

France Attempts Coup in Cote d’Ivoire – Foreign Minister

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The current political crises in the West African country, Cote d’Ivoire, is masterminded by France, who was behind the 2002 coup d'état attempt in Cote d’Ivoire, said Foreign Minister of President Gbagbo’s government.

Briefing local and international media today (February 1, 2011) at the Cote d’Ivoire embassy here in Addis Ababa, Ivorian Minister in charge of foreign affairs, Alcide Djedje not that France is responsible for all the current crises, which followed the late national election of Cote d’Ivoire.

“What we see in Cote d’Ivoire today is clearly a coup d'état started by France in 2002 and being realized using the 2010 election. The whole issue is just a continuation of France’s strategy of giving power to Ouattara at any cost,” he said.

Since 2003, France has got control of the issue of Cote d’Ivoire through UN from New York, according to the minister. France is using the United Nations as a weapon to realize its dream of deciding the political issues of Cote d’Ivoire, according to the minister.

“France is using Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and the United Nations who are currently distributing weapons for the rebels. It is France that used the international media to announce that Mr. Alassane Ouattara has won the election,” he said.

According the minister, what was announced by the election commission president at after the election was just a provisional result, which is not the final and announced contrary to the constitution of the country.

Commenting on the current activity of the UN forces in Cote d’Ivoire, the minister said: “Ban Ki Moon is not working for peace. He is responsible for the current situation in the country. Despite the fact that we told them to leave our sovereign land, the UN is distributing weapons worsening the crises caused by France.”

Speaking about the panel of Heads of African States, which is established yesterday (January 31, 2011) by the African Union comprising different sub-regions of the continent, he noted that as long as they (the panel) are willing to look into the issue in detail respecting Cote d’Ivoire constitution, Gbagbo’s government will support their activity in the country.

The minister has mentioned names of several African countries that are currently supporting the stand of Gbagbo’s government on the issues. Countries such as Gabon, Gambia South Africa, Algeria, Sudan, Libya, Zambia and Ethiopia, among other are on Gbagbo’s government side officially and unofficially and denounce foreign interference in a sovereign country’s internal politics, according to the minister.

Before the establishment of the Panel of African Heads of States, it is recalled that the AU and the UN have accepted that Mr. Alassane Ouattara is the President of Cote d’Ivoire.

The panel is expected to solve the issue within a month working along with the UN experts as suggested by Ban KI Moon. “If Ouattara is the President, then why will the Pannel come to Cote d’Ivoire,” questions the Foreign Minister.

Currently Mr. Alassane Ouattara, who is claiming the presidency, is in a hotel in Cote d’Ivoire guarded by the UN troops.

Accordin to media infomation, Mr. Alassane Ouattara, who is claiming the presidency, is in a hotel at the moment in Cote d’Ivoire guarded by the UN troops.

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