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Pompeo says U.S. strongly condemns mutiny in Mali

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo faces the news media with Iraq?s Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein at the State Department in Washington, U.S., August 19, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States strongly condemns the Aug. 18 mutiny in Mali, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday, and called on all political and military actors to work towards a restoration of constitutional government.

“We urge all stakeholders in Mali to engage in peaceful dialogue, to respect Malians’ rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, and to reject violence,” Pompeo said in a statement.

Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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