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U.N.: Surrender Offer By Ivory Coast Strongman’s Generals Was A ‘Trick’

UNITED NATIONS — This week’s offer by Ivory Coast strongman Laurent Gbagbo’s top three generals to surrender evidently was a “trick” to buy time, the head of U.N. peacekeeping said Friday.U.N. peacekeeping director Alain Le Roy told reporte…

UNITED NATIONS — This week’s offer by Ivory Coast strongman Laurent Gbagbo’s top three generals to surrender evidently was a “trick” to buy time, the head of U.N. peacekeeping said Friday.

U.N. peacekeeping director Alain Le Roy told reporters after briefing the Security Council Friday afternoon that Gbagbo and his military men apparently used Tuesda negotiations with the U.N. as a ploy to consolidate power.

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