Sunday, October 14, 2012

Nur rejects framework agreement

From the Philippine Star (Oct 15): Nur rejects framework agreement

Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) founding chairman Nur Misuari yesterday rejected the “framework agreement” to be signed today by the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). “The term of agreement is unacceptable… it’s actually a formula for renewed hostilities in Mindanao,” Misuari told The STAR. Misuari said he would bring the issue before the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). He pointed out that the proposed peace accord runs counter to the series of tripartite agreements forged by the Philippine government and the MNLF. He said he would discuss the issue today with OIC secretary-general Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu to allow the 57-member Islamic group of nations to make an official stand on the proposed agreement....

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