Mogadishu (AP)13th September 2002
Abdiqassim S. Hassan,President of the TNG of Somalia has warned that the Coumtry could become a terrorist hide-out because the international community had failed to help Somalia.
"The international community did not help Somalia as it did Sierra Leone, Bosnia and Cambodia. Instead of helping the Somali people who have suffered for 10 years or more, we hear hostile propaganda especially from the West and the Americans.
When the only superpower is saying it’s going to bomb Somalia, everybody is frightened and nobody is willing to help us," Salad told the Associated Press on Sept. 9th.
After Sept. 11, US officials named Somalia as a possible target in Washington’s war on terrorism. The US also put Somalia’s Al-Ittihaad Al-Islamia and Barakaat Company on the list of entities suspected to have links to Osama Bin Laden.
The president said the expected peace talks in Kenya would be successful only if the international community was serious about peace in the region.