TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Honduras' interim president says the United States has taken away his diplomatic and tourist visas to protest the June 28 coup.
Roberto Micheletti says he was expecting the action and called it "a sign of the pressure that the U.S. government is exerting on our country."
Micheletti told Radio HRN on Saturday that he is "at peace ... and without the least bit of resentment or anger at the United States because it is a right that country has for being big and powerful. ... and we'd like to visit the U.S."
The interim leader said the only thing that bothered him about the notification he received from the U.S. Consulate was that it addressed him as the president of Congress, his position prior to President Manuel Zelaya's ouster.
The Micheletti government has charged ousted president Manuel Zelaya with 18 criminal acts including treason and failing to implement more than 80 laws approved by Congress since taking office in 2006, and has vowed to arrest him if he returns.