US urges 'peaceful dialogue' in Lesotho

File photo of Lesotho's Prime Minister Tom Thabane, who has fled for his life across the border to South Africa, accusing the military of seizing power in a coupThe United States on Saturday called for “peaceful dialogue” in Lesotho, after the prime minister said he was forced to flee the country after the military seized power. “The United States is deeply concerned by clashes between security forces today in Lesotho, and calls upon government officials and all parties to remain committed to peaceful political dialogue and to follow democratic processes in line with the Lesotho Constitution and principles of the rule of law,” US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement.

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