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Secretary-General condemns attempt to change governments unconstitutionally,
Following reports of attempted overthrow in mauritania
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan:
The Secretary-General is deeply troubled by the reports of an attempt under way to overthrow the Government of President Ould Taya in Mauritania by force.
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.
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