SECRETARY-GENERAL CONDEMNS ATTEMPT TO CHANGE GOVERNMENTS UNCONSTITUTIONALLY, FOLLOWING REPORTS OF ATTEMPTED OVERTHROW IN MAURITANIA

3 August 2005
SG/SM/10028

SECRETARY-GENERAL CONDEMNS ATTEMPT TO CHANGE GOVERNMENTS UNCONSTITUTIONALLY, FOLLOWING REPORTS OF ATTEMPTED OVERTHROW IN MAURITANIA

03/08/2005
Secretary-General
SG/SM/10028
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

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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