Cambodia, US row escalates
– Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen called on the US yesterday to withdraw Peace Corps volunteers in an escalating row over accusations US agents conspired with an opposition leader to plot treason.
Hun Sen was responding after the US embassy in Phnom Penh issued a travel warning. “Are you prepared to invade Cambodia and that’s why you told Americans to be careful? It’s good if you pull out the Peace Corps,” Hun Sen said. The US embassy declined to comment.