Belgium calls for Rwanda pull-out

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Belgium said the United Nations should suspend its peace-keeping operation in Rwanda, Reuter reports from Brussels. The UN mission, which has been mired in violence since the assassination of President Juvenal Habyarimana last week, had lost its point because of the 'brutal rupture' in the peace and democracy process, the government said.

An army spokesman said the last of the 400 troops sent last weekend to evacuate foreigners had flown out late yesterday and arrived in Nairobi, having completed the evacuation of Belgian nationals and some other foreigners from the Rwandan capital, Kigali. Another 400 Belgian UN forces were at the airport in Kigali and awaiting orders to leave, he said.