UN Ambassador Susan Rice (Dec. 7): "It is our strong view as the United States that all parties need to respect that result and to act in a peaceful fashion to ensure, as ECOWAS said today, that president-elect Ouattara is able to take up his post swiftly and peacefully in accordance with Ivorian practices and procedures."
"We think it is important that there be a clear and unified statements and actions by the international community that reinforce respect for the results of the election, and reinforce our already considerable commitment of effort and resources to the maintenance of peace and security in Cote d'Ivoire. That's certainly the interest of the United States and many, many other delegations expressed the same interest. Thank you very much." Full Text»
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