USA is concerned about the dissolution of the opposition party in Cambodia

© AP Photo / Heng SinithАнгкор Wat, Cambodia. Archival photoUSA is concerned about the dissolution of the opposition party in Cambodia© AP Photo / Heng Sinith

The white house has threatened Cambodia «concrete steps» in connection with the dissolution of the opposition party.

«The United States expressed deep concern about the decision of the Cambodian government to dissolve the main opposition party, the Party of national salvation of Cambodia (PNSK). This decision is based on unfounded and politically motivated accusations that the party participated in the conspiracy to overthrow the government,» — said in a release sent to RIA Novosti the press Secretary of U.S. President Sarah Sanders.

Sanders also accused the government of Cambodia in restricting civil liberties, suppression of the press and the prohibition to participate in political activities more than 100 opposition. All this, according to Sanders, calls into question the economic development and the reputation of Cambodia.

«The United States will take concrete steps in response to the actions of the Cambodian government, which was deeply regrettable. As a first step, we discontinued support of the national Committee of Cambodia for the elections and implementation of the upcoming 2018 national elections. At the current rate elections next year will not be legitimate, free or fair,» said Sanders.

It urged Cambodia to «change course», reversing the decision by UKIP.

The Supreme court of Cambodia was adopted on Thursday a resolution on the dissolution of the Party of national salvation of Cambodia, the largest opposition party in the country. According to the court all the members of Parliament and local elected bodies from the UKIP lose seats, and 118 the most prominent politicians, party members, including its leader Kem Sokha, and living in exile of the founder of the party Himself, Rance, excluded from participation in any political activity for five years.

UKIP had 55 of the 123 seats in Cambodia’s Parliament, while the ruling people’s party led Prime Minister Hun Sen controls 68 seats.

Kem Sokha, who led the opposition party after the departure into exile Himself Rainsy, was arrested on September 3 on charges of state treason and preparing a «color revolution» with American help.

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