Mali faces sanction as US reacts following military mutiny in the country
As the world is still outraged over the military coup in Mali that led to the arrest of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and top officials of his government, the United States has already taken action against the country.
The US has now suspended military aid to the West African nation.
It could be recalled that a group of mutiny soldiers had seized power and placed President Keita and his Prime Minister under arrest, while at same time forcing him to resign his position as president.
J. Peter Pham, the US Special envoy for the Sahel, told reporters that henceforth “no further training or support of the Mali armed forces; we have halted everything until we can clarify the situation.”
According to him, “right now it was not yet clear which forces are involved in the coup; who is involved specifically, where loyalties lie.”