September 27, 2009 / 4:54 PM / 10 years ago

Brazil says won't comply with Honduras ultimatum

PORLAMAR, Venezuela (Reuters) - Brazil’s President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said on Sunday his nation would not comply with a demand from Honduras’ de facto government to decide the status of ousted President Manuel Zelaya in 10 days.

Lula, speaking to reporters during a summit in Venezuela, said international law protects Brazil’s embassy, where Zelaya has been staying since returning to Honduras earlier this month. He demanded an apology from Honduras’ de facto leader, Roberto Micheletti.

Reporting by Frank Jack Daniel; Writing by Andrew Cawthorne; Editing by Bill Trott

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