Bush seeks sanctions on Zimbabwe after election

President George W. Bush said Friday's election by President Robert Mugabe's government a "sham."

Bush seeks sanctions on Zimbabwe after election

President George W. Bush on Saturday said he was seeking U.S. sanctions against the "illegitimate" government of Zimbabwe, calling Friday's election by President Robert Mugabe's government a "sham."

"Given the Mugabe regime's blatant disregard for the Zimbabwean people's democratic will and human rights, I am instructing the secretaries of State and Treasury to develop sanctions against this illegitimate government of Zimbabwe and those who support it," Bush said in a statement.

He also said he would press for U.N. action, including an arms embargo.

Reuters
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