French soldiers on patrol pass ethnic Hutu troops from the Rwandan government forces 27 June 1994,christian louboutin, near Gisenyie,abercrombie and fitch france, about 10kms from the border with Zaire. France has rejected a report by Rwanda claiming Paris played a role in the 1994 genocide in the East African nation. Lisa Bryant reports from Paris the French government says it still wants to rebuild frayed relations with Rwanda.
In remarks to reporters Wednesday,supra shoes, French Foreign Minister spokesman Romain Nadal said the report by a Rwandan commission made "unacceptable accusations against French political and military officials,christian louboutin uk," and he questioned the commission's objectivity.
Published Tuesday, the 500-page report claims France was aware of preparations leading up to Rwanda's 1994 genocide that killed some 800 people in just a few months. It accuses the French military in Rwanda of contributing to the planning of the massacres and even taking part in the killings that mostly targeted members of the minority Tutsi ethnic group. France had military advisors in Rwanda leading up to the genocide,abercrombie and fitch, and later headed a humanitarian operation there.
It implicates 13 French politicians and 20 military officials,casque beats, including former French prime minister Alain Juppe - who was foreign minister at the time - and late president Francois Mitterrand.
The accusations against France are not new,louboutin pas cger, nor are the French rebuttals. During a visit to Kigali in January,polo ralph lauren, French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner again denied French military involvement in the genocide.
Mr. Kouchner said there was a certain reticence and problems of understanding by the French military back home,ralph lauren, but he would never attack the French army because it was not responsible for the killings. In his opinion,abercrombie france, the mistakes were political ones.
France and Rwanda have traded accusations over the years over just who was responsible for the killings. The two countries cut diplomatic ties in 2006 after leading French judge Jean -Louis Brugiere accused current Rwandan President Paul Kagame of being involved in the death of his predecessor in 1994,casque dr dre, which sparked the genocide.
The two countries have sought to mend relations in recent months,louboutin, with a meeting between Kagame and French President Nicolas Sarkozy last December and Kouchner's trip to Rwanda in January. Foreign Ministry spokesman Nadal said Tuesday that France remained determined to rebuild a new relationship with Rwanda.