US dissents from general OAS opinion, lays blame for coup government's violence on Zelaya

The US accused the deposed President of Honduras Manuel Zelaya of aggravating the institutional crisis in his country by returning.

This statement contrasted sharply with the majority of the members of the Permanent Council of American States, who condemned the recent violence of the coup government against the nationwide protests.

“The return was irresponsible,” said Lewis Amselem, the US’s acting representative to the OAS, “Zelaya and those that facilitated his return are responsible for the subsequent actions.”