Gbagbo orders UN vehicles searched in Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast`s incumbent leader is now stepping up pressure on United Nations.
Abidjan: Ivory Coast`s incumbent leader who refuses to cede power nearly two months after the Presidential Election is stepping up pressure on the United Nations.
Laurent Gbagbo, who still controls the country`s military, has ordered police and Army officials to stop and search all UN vehicles.
Col Hilaire Gohourou announced the order on state television on Thursday evening.
It`s the latest escalation of hostilities between Gbagbo and the UN mission that refuses to recognise his power. The UN says Alassane Ouattara won the election.
Gbagbo`s government has ordered UN peacekeepers out of the country, claiming that they are no longer impartial. The UN Security Council voted on Wednesday to send an additional 2,000 troops.