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DAWLADDA PUNTLAND                       PUNTLAND STATE OF

EE SOOMAALIY   SOMALIA

XAFIISKA MADAXWEYNAHA                 OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT


MW/DPS/PRESS51101/2001 Galkayo, November 5,2001 

TO: The Secretary General of the United Nations New York

The Chairman of the Security Council New York

The US Secretary of State Washington

The US Defence Secretary Washington

CC: IGAD Heads of State

ENDANGERING WORLD PEACE BY PROPPING UP A TALIBAN TYPE REGIME IN SOMALIA.

Excellencies,

Puntland State of Somalia is very much concerned with the recent Security Council’s overture to extend assistance blindly to the terrorist-allied ‘’Group’’ under the name of "Transitional National Government’’ of Somalia following the statement by that Group’s Representative at Security Council’s Meeting on Somalia recently.

The UN Security Council has rightly asserted that Somalia is a failed state and risks being a safe haven for international fugitives, but UN shouldn’t make the mistake of propping up a "Taliban type regime" in Somalia by supporting a Group created by Al-Qaeda-allied fundamentalist groups like Al-Itihad, Islamist Courts and sympathizers of the terrorist groups. Puntland State and the other democratic forces in Somalia, which have been trying to re-resurrect "the failed state", were amazed to read the Security Council’s recent statement on supporting the Arta Group at the expense of the democratic forces in Somalia or recognizing it as a representative administrative in Somalia.

Your Excellencies,

Earlier, a Representative of the Arta Group told the Security Council that if his calls for greater aid and assistance to his Group were ignored, ‘’Somalia could become another haven for international terrorist groups and drug traffickers." The reality though is that any assistance given to this Group would be suicidal by the international community and a new threat to world peace and security, since it is one of the organizations, which has direct links with international terrorism.

One would recall that the United States America slipped into the same mistake when the CIA encouraged, supported and armed what has now been recognized as terrorist groups in Afghanistan.

The externally organized and funded Arta Group (TNG) now being underpinned by the UN Security Council, as was evident in its recent statement, is just another Al-Qaeda in the making, only different in name. It is founded, funded, and cherished by terrorist groups. These evil forces conspired against and are trying to destabilize the peaceful parts like Puntland State to deny Somalia of the adoption of federal democratic process. Puntland State of Somalia is a living witness and victim of this Group’s designs and strategy.

Excellencies,

Puntland appeals to the Secretary General of the United Nations and the international community in general to reconsider the Security Council’s recent statement on Somalia. The recent recommendation of the UN Security Council is incompatible with the international community’s endeavour to come down hard on international terrorism.

Puntland State of Somalia would like to urge the international community to save Somalia from being a haven of international terrorist by supporting a democratic process of ‘’building blocks’’ instead of propping up blindly extremist and terrorist-allied groups like Arta Faction under the excuse of containing a danger to world peace coming up from a ‘’failed state’’ like Somalia.

Thank you, 

Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed

The President of Puntland State of Somalia


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