Monday, September 21, 2009

Micheletti Administration: Brazil directly responsible

Today the Government of Honduras protested against Brazil for hosting the deposed president, Manuel Zelaya, in its embassy in Tegucigalpa and blamed the country "for the violence that could occur within and outside of it."

The Honduran Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent a protest note to the Brazilian embassy, where Zelaya is located after he returned home 86 days after the military overthrew him and Parliament President Roberto Micheletti was appointed as president of the country on 28 June.

"It is unacceptable to the Government of the Republic that the diplomatic headquarters of Brazil are tolerating public calls for insurrection and political mobilization on behalf of Mr. José Manuel Zelaya Rosales who is on the run from Honduran justice," said the letter, released by the Foreign Ministry.

"Such interference in the private affairs of the Honduras is condemnable and for that reason it is protested vigorously as a flagrant violation of international law," it added.

The note said that "tolerance and provocation that is performed from the local representation of Brazil are contrary to the rules of diplomatic law, and make the embassy and the Brazilian government directly responsible for any violence that occurs within and outside of it. "

Source: El Heraldo

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