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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 22, 2012
Statement by the Press Secretary on Mali
The United States strongly condemns the violence initiated by elements of the armed forces of Mali.  We call for the immediate restoration of constitutional rule in Mali, including full civilian authority over the armed forces and respect for the country’s democratic institutions and traditions.  The United States stands by the people of Mali and the legitimately elected government of President Amadou Toumani Touré.  We welcome the strong statements by the African Union and the Economic Community of West African States condemning this unconstitutional seizure of power.
22 Mar 2012
State Department on Situation in Mali

The United States condemns the military seizure of power in Mali.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesperson
March 22, 2012

STATEMENT BY VICTORIA NULAND, SPOKESPERSON

Situation in Mali

The United States condemns the military seizure of power in Mali. We echo the statements of the African Union, the Economic Community of West African States and other international partners denouncing these actions. We call for calm and the restoration of the civilian government under constitutional rule without delay, so that elections can proceed as scheduled.

We stand with the legitimately elected government of President Amadou Toumani Touré. Mali is a leading democracy in West Africa and its institutions must be respected.
Washington Updated:

2012-03-22 15:58:19 GMT
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