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The United States Condemns New Attack in Burundi

By US Department of State
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WASHINGTON, August 3, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Press Statement

Mark C. Toner

Deputy Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

August 2, 2015

The United States condemns the murder of General Adolphe Nshimirimana in Bujumbura today and urges calm and restraint in the aftermath of the attack. We call on all sides to renounce violence and to redouble their efforts to engage in a transparent, inclusive, and comprehensive political dialogue.

The path forward must address foundational issues, including respect for human rights, freedom of the press and other fundamental freedoms, and respect for the Arusha Agreement and its power-sharing provisions. Restoration of dialogue is urgent, and all parties must work together in pursuit of a consensus, peaceful path forward for the people of Burundi.