Tunisia Live cites the Atlantic Council for hosting an event with Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki:
Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki asked western countries to increase military assistance to Tunisia in an address to an audience at the Atlantic Council in Washington, DC, Wednesday.
In the wake of recent attacks against Tunisian soldiers near Chaambi Mountain and elsewhere along the country’s mountainous border with Algeria, Marzouki criticized western countries for what he sees as their failure to support his government with the necessary military equipment and training to combat Tunisia’s ongoing “terrorist” threat.
“We didn’t have the support we expected from the U.S.,” Marzouki said. “We expected more. […] If Tunisia fails, you can say goodbye to democracy in the Arab world for a century.”