September 25, 2009 / 4:59 PM / 10 years ago

U.N. condemns Brazil embassy harassment in Honduras

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council condemned “acts of intimidation” at Brazil’s embassy in Honduras but did not discuss the wider issue of ousted President Manuel Zelaya’s future at a meeting on Friday.

Zelaya has been sheltering in the Brazilian embassy since slipping back into the country on Monday, prompting a tense standoff with security forces surrounding the mission.

“We condemn acts of intimidation against the Brazilian embassy and call upon the de facto government of Honduras to cease harassing the Brazilian embassy,” U.S. Ambassador and current Security Council President Susan Rice told reporters after a meeting on Honduras.

She said the situation of the Brazilian embassy was the primary focus of the meeting, rather than the broader situation in Honduras.

Reporting by Andy Quinn and Claudia Parsons

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