“We must denounce here that the Nicaraguan government protects, promotes and excuses terrorism. The absurd statements of President Ortega collide with the reality of the continent, where President Uribe is respected for his struggle against terrorism, crime and especially drug trafficking, which is the main reason of existence of Ortega’s comrades, the FARC,” Colombian ambassador to the OAS, Camilo Ospina said.The ambassador assured that the Nicaraguan president’s stance was offensive for all Colombians. “The attitude of President Ortega hurts and offends the Colombian people. Colombia demands respect,” he said.In response, Nicaraguan ambassador to the OAS, Denis Moncada, repeated his government’s accusation that Colombia is guilty of state terrorism.”the concern of Colombia has its origin in an act of aggression against the Ecuadorian State, an assault planned with the support of countries that support Plan Colombia and which caused the killing of several people,” Moncada said.He defended the asylum of two survivors of the Colombian attack on an Ecuador based FARC-camp, that killed Raúl Reyes in March. “The right to asylum and refuge to all persons who are persecuted for political reasons is sacred,” the Nicaraguan ambassador said.He continued to accuse the Colombian government of organizing to send mercenaries to kill the two students.The two countries weren’t able to come any closer during the debate.
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