Monday, April 4, 2011

Clinton again calls for Gbagbo to leave power

NEW YORK. .- The Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, has reiterated its call to the outgoing president of the Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo, to give up power and put an end to the political crisis unleashed armed clashes following the disputed elections in November . "Gbagbo is leading Ivory Coast to chaos," said Clinton.

"You must leave now so you can close the conflict," he said in remarks carried by CNN. The U.S. diplomat also spoke of the atrocities allegedly perpetrated by the rebels allied to the rival of Gbagbo, the president-elect, Alassane Ouattara. "I call on the forces of President Ouattara to respect the rules of war and disrupt attacks against civilians," he added.

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