Wednesday, November 2, 2016

On Rwanda's List of French Officials' Roles in 1994 Genocide, ICP Asks French PR Delattre, Here

By Matthew Russell Lee

UNITES NATIONS, November 2 -- While the genocide talk in 2016 is of the risk of genocide in Burundi, now Rwanda has put out a list of French officials and their roles in the 1994 genocide against the Tutsis and moderate Hutus in Rwanda.

On November 1 Inner City Press asked outgoing Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's spokesman Stephane Dujarric if the UN is reviewing the list, including as it may intersect with the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations. (Twenty two hours later, Dujarric's office had still not put up the transcript.)

  On November 2 before the UN Security Council meeting about the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Inner City Press asked French Permanent Representative to the UN Francois about this list, question and answer in video here.He was cautious and hoped for what he called a continuation in improvement in relations between France and Rwanda.

  Inner City Press asked him about reports - its own, here - that he might be considered to replace Herve Ladsous atop DPKO; Delattre joked that he thought the report was that he might be President of the United States. In fact, US now UN official Jeffrey Feltman was asked about next week's US election on his way into the Security Council and said, “Next Wednesday.” Watch this site.