Uganda’s President says he wants U.S. troops out of Somalia


Uganda’s president has offered to pull troops from Somalia if U.N. Security Council members are willing to take action to restore peace in the Horn of Africa nation.

In an interview with Reuters on Wednesday, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said his country is prepared to work with the U.K. and other countries to restore order in Somalia if they join him in a peacekeeping force.

Museveni also said he expects U.s.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to meet with U.n.

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who is leading an effort to create a permanent UN force in Somalia.

But while the White House is looking to use a Security Council resolution to get troops out, Musevenis government is looking for a political solution to the crisis.

Museumvenis comments came as talks between the United States and Somalia resumed after a week of talks that were disrupted by a deadly attack on a Somali church in which dozens of people were killed.

The United States has said the attack, which occurred on Sunday, is a terrorist attack.

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