The United States orders the withdrawal of non-essential personnel from its embassy in Niger

caracas– The United States on Wednesday ordered the withdrawal of non-essential personnel from its embassy in Niamey, Niger’s capital, amid the attempted coup that the African country has been experiencing since last week.

He also reported that the legation had suspended its routine services and was only handling emergency assistance to US citizens in the country.

However, she warned that she has “limited capacity” to provide emergency services due to the “temporary reduction” of her staff, according to a new travel notice published on the embassy’s website, in which she upgraded the level to 4 raised (“not to do”) travel”), the highest.

“With efforts to undermine the constitutional order, protests could increase, leading to civil unrest and political instability,” the State Department wrote in the note, recalling that violent crime was a daily occurrence.

Despite this situation, State Department spokesman Matthew Miller today refused to describe the situation in Niger as a “coup d’état” because he believes it can be reversed with the return to power of ousted President Mohamed Bazoum.

“We call it an ‘attempted power grab’ that can still be undone. We’re trying to undo it,” the spokesman said at his daily press conference.

A week after the military junta-led coup in Niger, which has since held Bazoum, the Nigerian coup plotters are conducting two negotiations simultaneously: on their territory and in the Malian capital.

A delegation from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) traveled from Nigeria to Niamey today to negotiate with the Nigerian putschists, while a Nigerian junta general traveled to Bamako to meet with the military in power in Mali.

With information from EFE

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