US Will Take Action If Necessary To Support Democracy In Bangladesh: State Dept

Desk Report

Published: 31 Oct 2023, 06:03 pm

US Department of State Spokesperson Matthew Miller || Photo: Collected

US Department of State Spokesperson Matthew Miller || Photo: Collected

´╗┐The United States (US) has stated its commitment to taking action, if required, to support democracy in Bangladesh, as declared by the US Department of State yesterday.

US Department of State Spokesperson, Matthew Miller, emphasized this stance during a routine press briefing on Monday, October 30, stating, "I will say that we have made clear that we will take actions if necessary to support democracy in Bangladesh, and I would never preview those from the podium."

Furthermore, the US State Department condemned the recent political violence in Dhaka on October 28, describing it as unacceptable. Matthew Miller remarked, "The reported killing of a police officer, a political activist, and the burning of a hospital and buses are unacceptable, as is violence against civilians, including journalists,"

The US State Department spokesperson encouraged authorities to conduct a thorough investigation into the events that transpired during the October 28 rallies and hold those responsible for the violence accountable.

He underscored that the responsibility for ensuring free and fair elections rests on various stakeholders, including voters, political parties, the government, security forces, civil society, and the media.

Additionally, Miller highlighted that diplomats engage with a wide array of individuals and organizations, including civil society groups, media professionals, business leaders, cultural contributors, educators, and various other entities, as part of their routine duties.

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