Friday, January 07, 2011

Ouattara Calls for Military Intervention in Ivory Coast

The UN-recognized president-elect of the Ivory Coast Alassane Ouattara has urged the West African special forces to remove the country's incumbent president.

Speaking from heavily guarded headquarters in Abidjan's Golf Hotel, Ouattara told the Associated Press on Thursday that the incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo cannot resist if the ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) launches a military operation.

"I know Mr. Gbagbo. If he sees that ECOWAS troops are coming to capture him, believe me he will start running away. I know him well. He does not have the courage to face those type of situations," Ouattara said.'


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