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US says no comment on Russian  statement on BD

Published : Thursday, 21 December, 2023 at 12:00 AM  Count : 148

The United States (US) has refused to comment on the recent statement from Russia accusing America and its allies of interfering in Bangladeshs internal affairs.

"No comment" on Russian statement over interference in Bangladeshs elections" US State Department Spokesperson Matthew Miller said during a regular media briefing on Tuesday (19 December), "We support a free and fair election in Bangladesh."

Asked if the Biden administration was concerned about the victims falling prey to such arson attacks, Matthew Miller said, "Im just not familiar with that specific incident."

 Replying to a question about the Russian foreign ministry spokesperson saying if the result of the peoples vote is not satisfactory for the United States, an attempt can be made to destabilise Bangladesh like the Arab Spring, Miller responded, "I don have any further comment from that."

However, the reporter drew Millers attention to the Mohanganj Express train incident on Monday, where three coaches of the train were set on fire in the citys Tejgaon killing four, including a mother and her son.

Asked if the Biden administration was concerned about the victims falling prey to such arson attacks, Matthew Miller said, "Im just not familiar with that specific incident and don have a comment on it."

Earlier on 17 December, Russia once again accused the US and its allies of interfering in Bangladeshs internal affairs, warning that US dissatisfaction with the election results could result in further destablisation of the situation here along the lines of the Arab Spring.

In a statement issued on Friday (15 December), Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said, "There are serious reasons to fear that in the coming weeks, an even broader arsenal of pressure tactics, including sanctions, may be used against the Bangladesh government, which is unfavourable to the West."

She also said, "In the event of US dissatisfaction with the results of the peoples vote, attempts at further destabilisation of the situation in Bangladesh along the lines of the "Arab Spring" are likely.







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