Friday, April 8, 2011

Attack peacekeepers in Ivory Coast, rejects Hillary

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joined the Secretary General of the Organization of the United Nations (UN), Ban Ki-moon, denouncing "unacceptable attacks against the peacekeeping troops of the UN" in Ivory Coast. During a meeting in Washington, Clinton and Ki-moon discussed international efforts to support the people of Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo forced to step aside immediately, "according to State Department spokesman, Mark Toner .

"They also stressed the need for the international community to respond generously to the growing humanitarian needs in place." Gbagbo, the outgoing president of the Ivory Coast, remained entrenched in his bunker in Abidjan, despite the military and diplomatic pressure that urges him to yield power.

Meanwhile, the elected leader, Alassane Ouattara, recognized by the international community, announced that the presidential residence where Gbagbo is locked. "A blockade has been established in the area of the residence to ensure the safety of people in the neighborhood," Ouattara said in a message to the nation broadcast on Ivorian television.

Ouattara deplored "the obstinacy of Gbagbo has plunged the country into a grave humanitarian and security crisis.

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