UWP Leader had earlier asked Prime Minister Skerrit to disclose whether he had harboured Iranian Fugitive Alireza Monfared in Dominica. Now however, Linton says “we are not begging for you to come clean anymore; it’s time for you to go. Because you were given the opportunity to speak honestly with the people of Dominica, about the circumstances surrounding Alireza Monfared; and the fact that while the Iranians wanted him to face trial in Iran, he was being harboured by you and your friends in Dominica, after he was alleged to be involved in a multi-billion-dollar embezzlement scam in Iran.”
Linton said, it’s no fault of the opposition that Dominica has found itself in this ‘very difficult situation.’ “It is the result of your reckless, unacceptable behaviour as leader, that the country finds itself in this very difficult situation internationally”. According to Linton, Dominica is being looked upon, as a “rogue nation”
He added, “We are being viewed as a country that doesn’t give a damn about global security, because we have some petty, personal economic interest to protect in the Government, nothing in the people’s interest, because the people will survive and will go on”.
Linton went on to say that the opposition has a right to stand up, where the interest of the country is being injured, he added, “we will take a stand. You are not going to prevent us from standing up, and you are not going to prevent the massive demonstration that will come against your administration”.
Linton called on Dominicans to stand up, rise up and save Dominica. He urged Dominicans “Don’t allow yourselves to be fooled, or to be tricked or deceived. Keep your head on, focus on the truth, focus on the facts, and all will be well. Our country belongs to all of us, and we will act together for God and for country, the Commonwealth of Dominica.”
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