France frets about Bu­rundi sit­u­a­tion

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PARIS: The UN Se­cu­rity Coun­cil will con­vene on Mon­day to dis­cuss the wors­en­ing sit­u­a­tion in Bu­rundi, the French for­eign min­istry spokesman said yes­ter­day, point­ing to an in­crease in vi­o­lence and sec­tar­ian state­ments.

“France is ex­tremely con­cerned by the wors­en­ing sit­u­a­tion in Bu­rundi, which is typ­i­fied by the mul­ti­pli­ca­tion of vi­o­lent acts and vi­o­la­tions of hu­man rights,” spokesman Ro­main Nadal said. “France con­demns the hate­ful speeches, in­clud­ing those of an un­ac­cept­able sec­tar­ian con­no­ta­tion.”

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