OAS Eyes Honduras Suspension, But Beaten to Punch

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Organization of American States is meeting
in Washington to consider suspending Honduras' membership because
of the military coup that ousted President Manuel Zelaya.

But even before Saturday's emergency session, Honduras' interim
government decided to pulled out of the OAS rather than meet demands to reinstate Zelaya. OAS officials say they haven't received formal notification of that move.

The group's assistant secretary-general, Albert Ramdin, said Zelaya planned to attend Saturday's emergency meeting. Zelaya is expected to address foreign ministers.

They agreed on Tuesday on a 72-hour ultimatum for the Honduran
government to reinstate Zelaya or face an OAS suspension.

Honduras' interim president was presented with the OAS resolution on Friday and said "the OAS is a political organization, not a court."

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