The United States condemns Guinea’s alleged removal of its president.
The United States has released a statement “on the military seizure” denouncing Guinea’s suspected coup.
It urged all sides to refrain from violence and to uphold the rule of law.
According to the US State Department, “violence and extra-constitutional actions would only undermine Guinea’s chances for peace, stability, and development.”
It emphasized the need of national conversation in order to “sustainably and openly” address any issues and reach a peaceful and democratic solution.
It comes as increasing regional and international criticism of President Alpha Condé’s probable resignation grows.
Ecowas, the West African economic group, denounced the “coup attempt” and stated its “strong opposition to any unlawful political change.”
It requested President Condé’s respect as well as his unconditional release and the release of those imprisoned with him.
The African Union and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres have already denounced the coup and demanded President Condé’s immediate release.
The president’s fate is unknown after an unconfirmed video showed him surrounded by troops who claimed to have taken control and dissolved the government.
The presidential guard, according to the defence ministry, foiled the attempted coup.