Honduras' de facto leader vowed on Friday that no country will push the small Central American nation around and pledged to resist international pressure to reinstate toppled President Manuel Zelaya.
Roberto Micheletti, who was named president by Congress just hours after soldiers overthrew Zelaya on June 28, said Honduras had enough basic foodstuffs to endure economic sanctions if it were further isolated over the coup.
"We don't accept anyone imposing anything on us. There is no country -- no matter how powerful -- that is going to tell us what to do," he told Reuters in an interview.
The United States, Honduras' No. 1 trading partner withdrew military aid and canceled diplomatic visas to important figures in the interim government to pressure Micheletti to reinstate leftist Zelaya.
Latin American countries and the European Union have also lined up against Micheletti, a former head of Congress.
THEY WON'T LET OBAMA AND CHAVEZ PUSH THEM AROUND!
(NEITHER WILL BIBI! MAZELTOV!)
- HMMMMMMMMMMMM: NOTICE HOW OBAMA ONLY PUSHES AROUND THE GOOD GUYS: HONDURAS' CONGRESS, ISRAEL, THE CAMBRIDGE POLICE?
- NOTICE HOW HE DEFENDS THE BAD GUYS: FATAH, GATES, WRIGHT, AYERS???
- WHAT DOES THAT TELL YOU!?
- OBAMA IS EVIL.