Update February 7, 2015

Dhaka 4-00 am, 26-September, 2020

US calls for Bangladesh to stop violence

Sumel Sarker

Marie Harf, Deputy Spokesperson of the US Department

Marie Harf, Deputy Spokesperson of the US Department

07 February 2015, Nirapad News: The United States have expressed grave concern over the ongoing unrest and violence in Bangladesh and urged the need for it to stop regardless of its nature.

“Well, regardless of what you call it, it needs to stop,” said Marie Harf, Deputy Spokesperson of the US Department of State at a regular briefing in Washington on Friday.

When asked whether the Bangladesh government has sought any kind of help from the US, she said, “I can check with our team but I don’t think that we have been providing any sort of assistance.”

Harf said they have called on all parties to instruct their members to refrain from violence, and also on the government to provide the necessary space for peaceful political activity.

“There have been unconscionable attacks, including bus burning and train derailments that have killed and wounded innocent victims”.

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