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The United States: We don't recognize 'State of Azawad'
|Last Edited||Picimpalious Apr 08, 2012 03:32pm|
|Author||Afrique en ligne|
|News Date||Saturday, April 7, 2012 11:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||New York, US - The United States has joined the growing list of nations and organizations that have denied recognition to the 'State of Azawad', which was declared on Friday by the Tuareg rebels who have taken over the vast swath of territory in northern Mali. |
'We do not recognize the statement by the National Movement for the Liberation of the Azawad (MNLA) announcing independence as valid, and we reiterate our support for the territorial integrity of Mali,' the US State Department said in a press release made available to PANA here Friday.