UN SG 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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