President Mugabe decries sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by 'bigoted big powers'

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Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe used his address to the UN General Assembly on Thursday to condemn economic sanctions against his country.

He said sanctions imposed by the United States and the European Union violate UN principles on non-interference in the domestic affairs of a sovereign state.

Furthermore, he added, Zimbabweans view these measures as a form of hostility and violence against them.

 "Our small and peaceful country is threatened daily by covetous and bigoted big powers whose hunger for domination and control of other nations and their resources knows no bounds. Shame, shame, shame, we say to the United States of America. Shame, shame, shame, we say, to Britain and its allies who have continued to impose sanctions, illegal sanctions, upon our people. Zimbabwe is for Zimbabweans. So are its ample resources."

President Mugabe called for the removal of sanctions against Zimbabwe.

Dianne Penn, United Nations.

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