Mauritania: Annan 'deeply troubled' by reports of attempted coup

3 August 2005

Secretary-General Kofi Annan is deeply troubled by reports of an attempt underway to overthrow the Government of Mauritanian President Ould Taya by force, according to a statement released by United Nations spokesman Stéphane Dujarric.

Secretary-General Kofi Annan is deeply troubled by reports of an attempt underway to overthrow the Government of Mauritanian President Ould Taya by force, according to a statement released by United Nations spokesman Stéphane Dujarric.

"The Secretary-General condemns any attempt to change the government of any country unconstitutionally and stresses that political disagreements should be settled peacefully, through the democratic process," Mr. Dujarric said.

 

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