Maldives political rivals urged to pursue dialogue

Oscar Fernandez-Taranco

Maldivian leaders are being urged by the UN to find ways of stabilizing the political situation through dialogue, and to avoid political retribution against their rivals.

The country's president, Mohamed Nasheed, resigned on Tuesday amid mounting tensions between the Government, the military and police.

Media reports have indicated a warrant has since been issued for his arrest.

Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Oscar Fernandez-Taranco, has arrived in the Indian Ocean archipelago to meet with politicians and civil society.

He has urged for calm and an end to all violence or any action that would further exacerbate differences.

Filed under Today's News.
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