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U.S. Disappointed By Somali Parliament's Move To Oust Speaker

ISSUE 261
Front Page
Index
Headlines

Rising Tension In The Eastern Border Between Somaliland And Puntland

Letter To Somaliland’s President About His Unequal Battle With Newspaper

Mortars Hit Somalia's Presidential Palace

U.S. Optimistic on Direction Somalia Is Taking, Official Says

Somali Authorities Holding 'Some 50 Foreign Nationals'

Abdillahi Yusuf May Ask Somaliland To Give Up Disputed Regions In Return For Independence

Eritrean President Says AU Mission in Somalia Doomed to Failure

Ethiopia 'Set For Somali Pullout'

In Somaliland, Jailed Journalists Prosecuted Under Archaic Criminal Law

Regional Affairs

Somaliland Warns Of Regional War

Targeting Oromo Citizens In Somalia Is An Act Of Ethnic Cleansing

Editorial
Special Report

International News

Washington Admits Role In Illegal War: US Troops Took Part In Invasion Of Somalia

U.S. Disappointed By Somali Parliament's Move To Oust Speaker

The Post's Stewart Bell in Somalia

At the UN, Silence on Somalia and ICTY Pardon Request, Confidence on Kosovo

Who Is Osama Bin Laden?

Death and despair the 'benefits' of war on terror

Doctors Without Borders says Somalia Lacking Any Health Infrastructure

FEATURES & COMMENTARY

Bush War In Africa

Somalis Pin Peace Hopes On Yemen

''Somalia's Political Future Appears To Be Its Pre-Courts Past''

Illegal Acts In Africa

Somalia: Theatre Of Proxy Wars

THE OIL FACTOR IN SOMALIA

Food for thought

Opinions

The Predicament of Oromos in Somalia

Australian Scientist On A Short Visit To Amoud University

The Gadabuursi Manifesto

Seeds Of Dictatorship?

The True Inside Story About Southern Somalia

The Last Will And Testament Of The Last Somali Man Standing

We Are All In This Disgrace!

Free The Haatuf Journalists Now: This Is The Time All Of Us Need To Speak In One Voice!

Comments By Jamal Gabobe

 

WASHINGTON, Jan 17, 2007 – The United States said Wednesday that it is disappointed by Somali parliament's vote to oust its speaker and urged Somalia's political process to be inclusive.

"While certainly respectful of the rights of the parliament to go forward with this no-confidence motion, I think we're disappointed to see this kind of action at this time," State Department deputy spokesman Tom Casey said at a briefing.

"We think it's important that the transitional federal institutions of government be acting to reach out not only to those that are already participating in the government, but to others more broadly," Casey said.

"We want to see the Somali political process develop in the most inclusive way possible, and certainly don't think that this action helps bring us in that direction," he said.

Casey made the comments after Somali lawmakers voted Wednesday to oust parliamentary speaker Sherif Hassan Sheikh Adan who has openly backed Islamists. The move is expected to spark divisions within the Ethiopian-backed transitional government.

Source: XINHUA NEWS AGENCY

 


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