U.S. ambassador condemns statement of Honduras' interim foreign minister
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    TEGUCIGALPA, July 7 (Xinhua) -- U.S. ambassador to Honduras Hugo Llorens on Tuesday condemned the disrespectful comments made by Honduran interim Foreign Minister Enrique Ortez Colindres about U.S. President Barack Obama.

    Colindres referred to Obama as a "black man who does not know where Tegucigalpa is" in an interview regarding the crisis in Honduras.

    "As the official and personal representative of the president of the United States of America, I convey my deep outrage about the unfortunate, disrespectful and racially insensitive comments by

    Mr Enrique Ortez Colindres about President Barack Obama," the U.S. ambassador said in a statement.

    "These comments are deeply outrageous for the American people and for me personally," Llorens said.

    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.

    Obama's administration has expressed firm support for Zelaya.

Editor: Fang Yang
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