Thursday, July 9, 2009

Chile warns Honduran ambassador against supporting interim gov't 2009-07-07 10:02:01
SANTIAGO, July 6 (Xinhua) -- Chilean Deputy Foreign Minister Alberto Van Klaveren has warned Honduran ambassador in Santiago Francisco Martinez to "face consequences" after the latter hinted his support to the interim Honduran government led by Roberto Micheletti.

"If the Honduran ambassador considers himself a representative from the interim government, we are going to review his situation. We do not accept representatives from the interim Honduran government, that is our policy, and we are going to act according to that policy," Van Klaveren said Monday.

"We are not going to accept representatives from the interim government and if someone is identified as a representative of the interim government, he will have to face the consequences," Van Klaveren said.

Martinez told local daily El Mercurio de Santiago published on Monday that Chile has decided to sever its diplomatic ties with Honduras till ousted President Manuel Zelaya returns to office.

"The Chilean ambassador was called to give a report, we are not going to have any ties with the interim government, we severed our diplomatic ties," Van Klaveren said.

"We think this is a matter of time. These processes are complex, are difficult. The situation over there is difficult, but here the international community is reacting in a solid way," Van Klaveren added.

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