Press Statement
Ian Kelly
Department Spokesman
Washington, DC
May 11, 2009

The United States condemns the May 9-10 attacks on the Transitional Federal Government and the Somali people by extremist militias. The United States urges an end to the current hostilities in Mogadishu, emphasizes that all parties should support the Djibouti process, and underscores the importance of the UN Special Representative’s efforts to achieve national reconciliation in Somalia.

We further call on all governments in the region to support the people of Somalia by aiding the Djibouti process and to cease all support to spoilers attempting to undermine the peace process and the Transitional Federal Government.

PRN: 2009/447