Targeted sanctions imposed on Guinea-Bissau coup leaders

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The Security Council on Friday imposed targeted sanctions against military officers who seized power in Guinea-Bissau on 12 April.

The Council unanimously adopted a resolution submitted by Portugal which reiterated the condemnation of the coup d'état in Guinea-Bissau.

The Council demanded that soldiers relinquish power and take steps to restore and respect constitutional order.

Ambassador Jose Filipe Moraes Cabral of Portugal, the sponsor of the resolution, welcomed its unanimous adoption.

"We see it as another step forward in the Security Council's response to the military coup that interrupted the democratic electoral process in Guinea-Bissau on 12 April. This resolution imposes targeted sanctions on the authors of the coup and those that support this illegal act. Today the Council has yet again sent a strong message of condemnation and reiterated its policy of zero tolerance towards unconstitutional seizures of power."

(Duration: 25")

Ambassador Cabral said coup d'états against legitimate democratic authorities are simply unacceptable.

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