05/04/2013 12:21 GMT
ARUSHA, Tanzania, May 04, 2013 (AFP) - Tanzania on Saturday said Democratic Republic of Congo's M23 rebels must end threats over the country's planned sending of troops as part of a UN force to tackle the insurgents.
"This is intimidation, they must stop it," Tanzanian foreign minister Bernard Membe told parliament. "If they provoke us, we will retaliate."
Last month the M23 rebels, who operate in eastern DR Congo, warned they would retaliate if attacked by a new United Nations peacekeeping force, in which Tanzania are due to take a key role.