Uruguay, Chile restate opposition to Honduras coup
www.chinaview.cn 2009-07-07 08:54:13   Print

    MONTEVIDEO, July 6 (Xinhua) -- Uruguay and Chile restated their opposition to Honduras' coup on Monday, after their foreign ministers met in Uruguay's capital of Montevideo.

    "There can be no more military coups in Latin America," Uruguay's foreign minister, Gonzalo Fernandez, told a press conference after their meeting. "It is something that cannot be tolerated again."

    Both Chile and Uruguay were ruled by military governments during the 1970s and 1980s.

    On June 28, soldiers seized Honduras' President Manuel Zelaya at the presidential palace and forced him to board a plane to Costa Rica. Congress speaker Roberto Micheletti was appointed interim president hours later.

    Chilean Foreign Minister Mariano Fernandez expressed hopes for a swift end to the political crisis in Honduras. "Let this be made very clear, such political crisis cannot be solved with military coups," he added.

    The Micheletti government argued that Zelaya invited the trouble by defying the Supreme Court rule against a referendum designed to allow a president to run a second term.

    Both ministers said they would back OAS (the Organization of American States) decisions on Honduras. The OAS expelled Honduras on Saturday for failing to restore Zelaya.

Editor: Fang Yang
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