OAS head to seek resolution in Honduras
The Secretary General of the Organization of American States, Jose Miguel Insulza, will travel to Honduras Friday as part of a diplomatic attempt to restore deposed Honduran President Jose Manuel Zelaya to power, CNN reported.
The OAS on Tuesday passed a resolution calling for Zelaya's reinstatement by Saturday.
Zelaya was ousted in a military-led coup Sunday and transported out of the country. The same day, the Honduran Congress voted to install Roberto Micheletti as provisional president.
Insulza will notify Honduran "stakeholders" of the terms of the resolution, according to an OAS press release.
Speaking at a news conference from Panama City Thursday, Zelaya said that Insulza will not negotiate with the provisional government, which has not been recognized by the OAS and the United Nations, but simply deliver the terms of the resolution.
The Saturday deadline, Zelaya said, "is more than enough time" for Micheletti to step down. But Micheletti and his cabinet have said they will arrest Zelaya if he returns. The Honduran attorney general has said that there are arrest warrants for Zelaya for violating the country's constitution.