|The Somali president in London on Feb. 4, 2013. Credit: UK Foreign Office, source: c-r.org|
Mohamud has become more circumspect about dialogue with al-Shabaab, perhaps influenced by continuing al-Shabaab attempts to assassinate him. He emphasized that he wants nothing to do with the "core, hard extremist team that leads Al Shabaab, who say that Somalia is a country the belongs to all Moslems. We are totally against that." He also said the foreign military forces still inside Somalia and international forces patrolling Somali waters to contain piracy cannot continue.
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