Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday that Costa Rican President Oscar Arias will serve as international mediator in the Honduran political crisis.
Clinton made the announcement at the State Department after meeting privately with ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya.
She said Zelaya as well as the politician who took over as defacto Honduran leader, Roberto Micheletti, agreed to the Arias role as mediator. She said Arias would work on the problem from Costa Rica, not in Honduras.
"I reiterated to him that the United States supports the restoration of the democratic, constitutional order in Honduras," she said.