US Quickly Suspends Sure International Help to Niger Amid Navy Takeover

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US Quickly Suspends Sure International Help to Niger Amid Navy Takeover

US Quickly Suspends Sure International Help to Niger Amid Navy Takeover

The USA is briefly suspending sure overseas help applications to the federal government of Niger amid the continued army takeover, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated in a press launch.

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“The US authorities is pausing sure overseas help applications benefiting the federal government of Niger,” Blinken stated within the launch on Friday. Blinken additional stated US authorities actions in Niger proceed the place possible to take action, together with diplomatic and safety operations, for the safety of US personnel. The secretary’s feedback come on the heels of earlier remarks by the US Division of Protection that the US was calling for a diplomatic answer to the army takeover whereas additionally monitoring reviews a couple of doable intervention in Niger by neighboring Nigeria.”We proceed to observe this fluid and evolving scenario and reiterate our deal with a diplomatic answer,” a spokesperson stated when requested in regards to the Pentagon’s response to reviews of a looming intervention.On July 26, Niger’s presidential guard ousted and detained President Mohamed Bazoum. The guard’s commander, Gen. Abdourahmane Tchiani, proclaimed himself interim chief and the president of the caretaker Nationwide Council for the Safeguard of the Homeland (CNSP). The US authorities has not but decided the scenario in Niger as a coup.

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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The USA is briefly suspending sure overseas help applications to the federal government of Niger amid the continued army takeover, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated in a press launch.

“The US authorities is pausing sure overseas help applications benefiting the federal government of Niger,” Blinken stated within the launch on Friday.

“This interim measure doesn’t affect all US overseas help applications in Niger. Most significantly, the supply of life-saving humanitarian and meals help will proceed.”

Blinken additional stated US authorities actions in Niger proceed the place possible to take action, together with diplomatic and safety operations, for the safety of US personnel.

The secretary’s feedback come on the heels of earlier remarks by the US Division of Protection that the US was calling for a diplomatic answer to the army takeover whereas additionally monitoring reviews a couple of doable intervention in Niger by neighboring Nigeria.

Protesters cheer Nigerien troops as they gather in front of the French Embassy in Niamey during a demonstration that followed a rally in support of Niger's junta in Niamey on July 30, 2023 - Sputnik International, 1920, 04.08.2023

Moscow: Intervention in Niger Ought to Be Averted

“We proceed to observe this fluid and evolving scenario and reiterate our deal with a diplomatic answer,” a spokesperson stated when requested in regards to the Pentagon’s response to reviews of a looming intervention.

Reviews earlier detailed that Nigerian President Bola Tinubu wrote a letter to his nation’s Senate asking its members to assist a regional army intervention in Niger in response to the army coup.

Nigeria now holds the rotating presidency of the Financial Neighborhood of West African States (ECOWAS).

Earlier Friday, ECOWAS stated army intervention in Niger can be the final resort, however the group should be prepared for it. The ECOWAS delegation dispatched to Niger by Tinubu on Thursday left the nation the subsequent day with out having the chance to satisfy with the rebels’ chief.

On July 26, Niger’s presidential guard ousted and detained President Mohamed Bazoum. The guard’s commander, Gen. Abdourahmane Tchiani, proclaimed himself interim chief and the president of the caretaker Nationwide Council for the Safeguard of the Homeland (CNSP). The US authorities has not but decided the scenario in Niger as a coup.


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