US open to an OAS apology for the Dominican Republic
Santo Domingo. – Washington is open to supporting an Organization of American States (OAS) resolution apologizing to the Dominican Republic for legitimizing the US invasion of 1965, as requested by various sectors and by Dominican president Danilo Medina.
Mari Carmen Aponte, US deputy Secretary of State for Hemispheric Affairs, on Wednesday said her county “doesn’t see negatively” such a public apology, but noted the “intimate” relations between the Dominican Republic and her country. “I understand the feelings of the (Dominican) people, but noted Washington’s strong ties with Santo Domingo, as evidenced by the high number of Dominicans live in the United States.
She asked “not to focus on the past” regarding the request for an apology, and said the wording for such a document would first need to established.
June 15, 2016
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