An editorial in Tuesday's edition of the Somaliland newspaper
'Jamhuuriya' - which reflects the views of the Somaliland
administration - said the UN appeal for support of the Somali
peace and reconciliation conference in Djibouti was part of
a process of blindfolding the world community.
the real aim of Djibouti President Ismael Omar Guelleh, who
initiated the talks, was to destroy the Somaliland and Puntland
administrations, which had achieved security in their regions.
Guelleh was hosting military officers at Arta, location of
the Somali talks, especially those who had helped destroy
the Somali nation.
no one was obliged to attend or not to attend and President
Guelleh is responsible for that."
said "there are those regions, which, through their own efforts,
have established their own administration structures in Somalia"
and asked: "Are they not the right people to be consulted
on the future of their people and country? Is it fair to destroy
what they have achieved over this period in a matter of seconds?"
The newspaper accused the UN of acting as a cover for US policy
and criticised regional UN representatives attending the conference,
claiming the intention was to undermine the peacefully established