Somalia's most powerful faction leaders has warned that recognising
the newly elected president, Abdulkassim Salad Hassan, could
lead to more bloodshed in the country.
Aideed said that if reconciliation moves weren't made, faction
leaders would resort to violence.
comments came during a visit with three other leaders to Yemen,
where officials have been attempting to reconcile the various
men had boycotted a peace conference in Djibouti which last
week elected Mr Hassan as Somalia's transitional president
-- the first after nearly a decade of civil war.
coincided with an international tour Mr Hassan is expected
to begin shortly, to garner support for his planned new administration.
has been without a central government since 1991 when the
former president, Mohamed Siad Barre, was ousted.
clan leaders say the new administration contains too many
officials from the Barre era.