Tunisia president takes aim at overseas ‘traitors’

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Tunisian President Kais Saied on Thursday accused unnamed politicians of using refuge overseas to “plot” against the state, implicitly targeting one of his predecessors based in France. “Tunisia is a free and independent state and there can be no interference in its affairs,” he said at the first meeting of a new cabinet following his July power grab. “Some have used refuge abroad to attack Tunisian interests.” Without naming him, Saied referred to a speech by France-based former president Moncef Marzouki, who has called the president’s moves a “coup d’etat”. Addressing anti-Saied demonstrator…

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