Algeria: Bouteflika rejects the establishment of a U.S. military base in Tunisia

Posted on September 7, 2013

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The newspaper Dawn Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, new refused Algeria to allow any foreign military force cover the fight against terrorism on the land borders of the homeland, which informed him of the Chief of Staff of Army National team Ahmed Gaid Saleh, in a meeting with him the day before yesterday, according to sources the newspaper. Comes this position despite the exiled Tunisian government to the existence of any agreement for the establishment of a U.S. military base in the Tunisian desert to confront terrorism, while in Algeria, it was stuck Bouteflika this decision after that made America the request of Algeria, with vogue information indicating willingness Tunisia to establish a U.S. military base on the border with Algeria. According to sources, Dawn, has been allocated by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, meeting yesterday with the Chief of Staff of the Army National People’s Admiral Ahmed Kaid Saleh, to file the security situation on the border wild eastern Algeria, with Libya and Tunisia, and discussed Bouteflika accompanied by Army Chief of Staff National People’s decision Tunisian The judge transferred the Tunisian border Algerian military zone to prosecute terrorist elements that fall under the banner of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and smuggling, as new President Bouteflika during the meeting, refused to Algeria for any military presence foreigner on the border, in response explicitly request the United States from Algeria helping to hunt down terrorist networks located in Libya , where they found fertile ground after the collapse of the former Libyan regime led by Muammar Gaddafi. Tunisia had categorically denied rumors circulating recently in this regard. She emphasized that the step declare the border area with Libya and Algeria closed area aimed at combating smuggling and terrorism is not over.

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