Sarkozy backs off from criticism of US role in Haiti

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President Sarkozy of France has moved quickly to bury a transatlantic spat after one of his ministers complained that American soldiers were effectively “occupying” earthquake-ravaged Haiti.

The French minister for international co-operation, Alain Joyandet, officially protested on Saturday after US military controllers at Port-au-Prince airport turned back a French aid flight carrying a field hospital. French and European aid agencies have also complained of obstruction.

Full story: Sarkozy backs off from Haiti spat as US military airdrops aid – Times Online.