Honduras' Zelaya gives ultimatum on reinstatement

MANAGUA Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:40pm EDT

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MANAGUA (Reuters) - Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya said on Monday that if the interim government does not agree at mediation talks this week to reinstate him, he will consider the dialogue has failed.

"We are giving an ultimatum to the coup regime, that at the latest in the next meeting this week in San Jose, Costa Rica, they should carry out the expressed (OAS and U.N.) resolutions (to reinstate him). If not, then this mediation will be considered to have failed," Zelaya, who was deposed in a June 28 coup, told a news conference in Managua.

(Reporting by Ivan Castro, editing by Pascal Fletcher)

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