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Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-08-31

Rwanda has threatened to withdraw all its troops from UN peacekeeping missions, including some 3,000 soldiers in Darfur, if the world body releases a report on alleged Rwandan war crimes in Congo.

REUTERS - Rwanda is considering pulling out all its troops from United Nations peacekeeping missions, starting with Darfur, after a leaked draft U.N. report said Rwandan troops may have committed genocide in Congo.

“Starting with Darfur, we have instructed our force commander to make contingency plans for immediate withdrawal as we wait to see how the UN treats this report,” Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo told reporters.

The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights report details some 600 serious crimes committed by various forces from a number of nations in Congo during the 1990s.

However, experts said Rwanda came off worst due to the genocide charge. Rwanda rejected the allegations as malicious and ridiculous. “The UN can’t have it both ways. You can’t have a force serving as peace keepers and it is the same force you are accusing of genocide,” Mushikiwabo said.
 

Date created : 2010-08-31

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