WASHINGTON, Jan 25 (KUNA) -- The US voiced Monday evening its deep concern by "events" in Burkina Faso, calling on "those responsible to deescalate the situation."
"We note that military officers have asserted that they have dissolved the government and national assembly and suspended the constitution," State Department Spokesperson Ned Price said in a statement.
He added "we are also deeply concerned by reports of the January 23 detention of Burkina Faso's President Roch Marc Kabore by members of Burkina Faso's military."
"We condemn these acts and call on those responsible to deescalate the situation, prevent harm to President Kabore and any other members of his government in detention and return to civilian-led government and constitutional order," he stressed.
Price also urged "military officers to step back, return to their barracks and address their concerns through dialogue."
He affirmed that the US "is closely monitoring this fluid situation," calling for "restraint by all actors as we carefully review the events on the ground for any potential impact on our assistance." (end)