Kerry: Stop backing DRC rebels

2013-07-25 22:17

New York - US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday led calls at the United Nations for an end to foreign backing for rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Without naming any country - but in a message aimed at Rwanda - Kerry said the United States is "deeply concerned" about reports of new external support for M23 rebels battling government forces.

"I want to be emphatic here today, all parties must immediately end their support for armed rebel groups. All governments must hold human rights violators and abusers accountable," Kerry told a special UN Security Council meeting on the conflict in the country.

The Security Council, which currently includes Rwanda, also agreed a statement calling for "non-interference" in DRC affairs.

UN experts have said Rwanda is helping the M23 rebels massed around the major eastern city of Goma. Fighting around Goma in the past two weeks has left hundreds dead.

Rwanda has strongly denied any involvement in the renewed conflict.

  • Farai Chitokomere - 2013-07-25 23:01

    And you guys must sop arming alqaeda and insurgents in Syria too

  • Enoch Mukendi Kayembe - 2013-07-25 23:50

    Mr kerry your president 0bama said the very same thing in tanzanian a while ago,kabila the so called president of my congo country is from rwanda and he's there because your country backed him,our minerals are being exported around the world via the same neighbouring rwanda where kabila came from,we as citizen of that country knows who is the mastermind behind all this,my people are being killed,raped in the presence of the Monusco troops everyday and all u do is pointing fingers,your gouvernment is a danger to freedom and democracy everywhere but remember there is a God up there watching and one day He will arise for congolese people,que Dieu benissent la republique du congo.

      Amani Primo Ibango - 2013-07-26 06:59

      Can't agree more Enouch, these people should stop taking us for their toys. Rwanda is a poor country and can't afford to fund these attocities in the DRC on their own. Instead of pointing fingers at rebels, why can't that evil UN deal with those who fund them.

  • Awsomekid - 2013-07-26 08:59

    America cannot be trusted.

  • Solethu Solethu Matrose - 2013-07-26 09:04

    I am sorry to say this but I have no choice. I would love and be happy to see M23 rebel resisting these stupid (UN) african forces. if they loose the rebel will move father south and who knows how long it will take for them to be in north of our border ofcause this war is funded to prove that africa cant take care of its self thus we need african comand. if these western backed government are installed and continue to cause chaos in their neigbouring south. our leaders are too stupid or too bussy filling their pockets.

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