Tunisia: 'those who want to repeat 2011 targeted', Saied

Denies fears of return to terror chaos, uncontrolled migration

02 August, 12:20

    (ANSAmed) - TUNIS, AUG 2 - Tunisian President Kais Saied, who last week suspended for 30 days Parliament and ousted the premier, has declared that "there are still attempts to damage the country and to exploit poverty and misery at the expense of citizens".

    Acording to Saied, there are allegedly "manoeuvres by some sides", which the president didn't name, to repeat the scenario of migration flows towards Italy and Europe that followed the ouster of Ben Ali in 2011, aimed at undermining relations with Italy and Europe, according to the president.

    The necessary measures "will be immediately taken against them", warned Saied.

    The reference was to an interview given by Parliament Speaker and Ennahdha leader Rached Ghannouchi to Italian daily Corriere della Sera in which he spoke about a potential return to chaos and terrorism, with an increase in attempts to emigrate illegally, if president Saied does not reconsider his decisions.

    Tunisia and the European Union, in particular Italy, are on the same boat and everybody will face consequences if democracy is not restored as soon as possible in Tunisia, Ghannouchi warned. (ANSAmed).

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