TEGUCIGALPA, July 1 (Xinhua) -- Honduras' post-coup
government will not negotiate with the OAS and allow ousted President Manuel
Zelaya to return to office, the interim government said Wednesday.
Supporters of Honduras' President Manuel
Zelaya stage a rally in Tegucigalpa, capital of Honduras, July 1, 2009.
Honduras' President Zelaya said he will postpone his return to Honduras 72
hours to the weekend, instead of Thursday, as originally planned.
(Xinhua/David De La Paz) Photo Gallery>>>
"Anyone who has violated the law cannot be
reinstated," the newly-appointed foreign minister Enrique Ortez Colindrez told
"Honduras' sovereignty cannot be negotiated with the
Organization of American States (OAS), nor with anyone," said the minister, who
was named by the acting president Roberto Micheletti immediately after the coup.
Ortez said "international commitments signed with
Honduras are being respected."
On Tuesday, the OAS gave Honduras an ultimate 72
hours to reinstall Zelaya or face expulsion from the bloc. see the story
Honduras' neighboring countries have closed their
borders with it, and the Central American Integration System barred Honduras
from receiving disbursements or new loans from its bank, the Central American
Bank for Economic Integration.
Zelaya plans to return to Honduras at the weekend
accompanied by Jose Miguel Insulza, the OAS secretary general.
The president was driven out of Honduras on Sunday
after hooded and heavily armed soldiers seized him from bed at the presidential
palace and forced him into exile in Costa Rica.
A new government was appointed hours later by a
legislative session that began with the reading of a letter, allegedly by
Zelaya, saying Zelaya had resigned on health grounds.
A large number of international organizations,
including the United Nations and the OAS, have denounced the coup. Many
governments, particularly those in Latin America, insist they would not
recognize the post-coup Honduran leadership.
The ousted President of Honduras Manuel
Zelaya speaks during a press conference at the UN headquarters in New
York, the United States, June 30, 2009. Manuel Zelaya expressed his
gratitude toward the international community and tearfully described the
last moments in his home country before being thrown onto a plane and
whisked away. (Xinhua/Gu Xinrong) Photo
WASHINGTON, July 1 (Xinhua) -- Ousted Honduran
President Manuel Zelaya said here on Wednesday that he would postpone his plan
to return home after the Organization of American States (OAS) gave the country
an ultimatum to restore him to power. Full story
TEGUCIGALPA, June 30 (Xinhua) -- The deposed Honduran
President Manuel Zelaya on Tuesday vowed to return to the country despite an
arrest threat that could put him in jail for 20 years.
Zelaya has won wide international supports, and he
will make a high-profile comeback flanked by the president of the UN General
Assembly, the secretary-general of the Organization of American States (OAS) and
presidents of Argentina and Ecuador on a flight to Honduras on
Thursday. Full story
UNITED NATIONS, June 30 (Xinhua) -- The UN General
Assembly on Tuesday adopted a resolution to condemn the military coup in
Honduras and demand the immediate restoration of the government of ousted
President Manuel Zelaya.
The resolution also asked all the countries not to
recognize the military regime that took power by force. Full story