Zelaya refuses any deal that would cover up coup.

Zelaya was completely misled by the earlier deal. He understood it as a negotiation for his reinstatement but the Micheletti govt. simply used it as an excuse to go ahead with the presidential elections and stall any vote in Congress on approving the deal. At the same time the US changed its tune and said they would recognise the election whether Zelaya was re-instated or not. This all seemed part of a deal to stop a senator's objections to the appointment of a new Brazilian ambassador. This Obama regime is an abomination. The US is holding further meetings because so far the OAS and many other nations are not impressed by what has happened in Honduras. Certainly there are no conditions present for holding free presidential elections.

Ousted Honduran leader says won't negotiate return

Deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya said on Saturday he would refuse to return to the presidency as part of any deal to end the crisis sparked by his ouster, saying that to do so would legitimize a June coup. A U.S.-brokered agreement to end the political deadlock in the central American nation collapsed earlier this month after de facto leader Roberto Micheletti said he would form a new government without Zelaya.

"From this date onward, I reaffirm my decision not to accept any agreement to return to the presidency (that would) cover up this coup," Zelaya said, reading from a letter written to U.S. President Barack Obama.

Zelaya had initially welcomed the pact, which he said was meant to reinstate him.

South American leaders have called for his reinstatement but Washington seemed to weaken his position by saying it would recognise a November 29 presidential election simply on the basis of the signing of the accord.

Under the pact, Congress was supposed to vote on whether or not Zelaya would be restored to power, but no deadline was set and lawmakers have dragged their feet.

Zelaya sneaked back into the country in September and has been living in the Brazilian Embassy ever since.


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