Why block our general: Indonesia asks US


PV International desk : Indonesia said on Monday it had made urgent requests for an explanation why its military chief was barred from travelling to the United States, as anger simmered in the world’s largest Muslim-majority country over the diplomatic incident.
Armed forces commander General Gatot Nurmantyo was stopped on Saturday from boarding an Emirates flight to the United States, despite having a visa and an official invitation to a conference from his counterpart, the chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff, General Joseph Dunford.
Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said she had accepted an official apology from the deputy US ambassador in Jakarta but awaited a detailed explanation.
“We conveyed that we still await clarification, an explanation why this happened,” Marsudi told reporters after meeting the US envoy.