Ousted Honduran president: Military could rebel

OCOTAL, Nicaragua: Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya says disgruntled military officers could rebel "at any moment" against the government installed in a coup.

Zelaya says he has information that some soldiers and officers are "repudiating the way in which the military leadership is directing the armed forces."

He warns young officers could rebel "at any moment" and force military chief Gen. Romeo Vasquez to restore the deposed president to power.

But Zelaya also says he holds out hope that international mediation efforts will produce an agreement to return him to office peacefully.

Zelaya spoke to reporters late Wednesday in Ocotal, the Nicaraguan town near the Honduran border where he has ensconced his government-in-exile.

[Source: Associated Press, Ocotal, Nic, 30Jul09]

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