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'France used force to prevent Ennahda from ruling Tunisia'

March 16, 2017 at 11:03 am

A member of the Political Bureau of Moroccan Authenticity and Modernity  Party, Abdul Latif Wehbe, has accused France of meddling in the Tunisian affairs and using “force and violence” to prevent the Ennahda movement from leading the government.

Wehbe, who resigned last week as head of his party, said: “France has intervened through force and violence to prevent Tunisia’s Ennahda movement from continuing in office, after it reached it through elections.”

“France was not interested in any Islamic-oriented government in the region, and tried to prevent it,” he said.

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However, Wehbe added that France allowed Morocco to have an Islamic oriented-government because “Morocco knows how to manage its problems”.

The Moroccan MP’s remarks coincide with Tunisian media reports about the possible involvement of France in the “assassination” of opposition leaders, Chokri Belaid and Mohamed Brahmi, after French President Francois Hollande admitted to giving orders to carry out assassinations “in favour of France” abroad in his book “A President Should Not Say That: Secrets of Five Years in Office”.