Honduran de facto government broke diplomatic relations with Argentina
The de facto government of Honduras has decided to expel the Argentine diplomats in response to the support expressed by the Government of Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner to the deposed president Manuel Zelaya.
The Foreign Secretary of the interim government, issued a ruling in which demands respect for sovereignty and non interference in the internal affairs of the country, in relation to Argentina’s support to the deposed president Manuel Zelaya.
According to newspaper La Tribuna of Honduras, Micheletti’s government decided that relations with Argentina will be held through the Honduran Embassy in Israel.
“The Argentine personnel in Tegucigalpa will be granted equal treatment and facilities as to Honduran officials accredited in Argentina”.
Thus, the de facto government of Roberto Micheletti gave the Argentine diplomats 72 hours to leave Tegucigalpa.
The deposed president discredited some 20 diplomats supporting Micheletti, who was ousted on June 28 from the United States, Mexico and Central America.
The Honduran Foreign Office said they notified the Foreign Affairs Ministry and the International Trade Office of Argentina.
It was the second time the interim government ordered the expulsion of foreign diplomats since soldiers flew Zelaya into exile in a June 28 coup condemned worldwide.
Last week, the Argentine Foreign Ministry had announced the termination of duties of the Honduran ambassador Eleonora Carmen Ortez Williams, “for the diplomatic support she gave the government of Roberto Micheletti.
The president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner expressed her opposition to the coup that deposed Zelaya and repeatedly insisted on his return to the country.