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US urges Tunisian Pres. to provide roadmap, return country to democratic path

WASHINGTON, Aug 4 (KUNA) -- The US has urged the Tunisian President Kais Saied to provide a "clear roadmap" to quickly lift the emergency measures and "return Tunisia to its democratic path." State Department Spokesperson Ned Price said, late Tuesday, "our focus is on encouraging Tunisian leaders to adhere to the Tunisian constitution and to quickly return to normal, democratic governance." He added "Tunisia's leadership is hearing a clear and unequivocal message from the United States about the imperative of returning Tunisia to that democratic path." This comes amid reports that the Tunisian leader has removed the ambassador to the US without naming a replacement.
Saied, last month, suspended the parliament and lifted immunity of all MPs as well as dismissing the Prime Minister. (end) si.bs