UNB: US Assistant Secretary of State Donald Lu has clarified that his government did not impose any sanctions on anybody in its Wednesday announcement – rather they have announced a new visa policy.
While responding to a question on Channel I’s Tritio Matra, a popular political talkshow in Bangladesh, Lu said this policy will apply equally to the members of the ruling and opposition parties.
“I want to give you my promise that this policy will be carried out in a way that is fair and constructive, and will be carried out equally toward opposition and government,” he said. The US government never takes sides in elections, said the US Assistant Secretary.
“We do not support a particular party or a particular candidate. The only thing the US government supports is a free and fair democratic process,” he said.
Lu, who toured the country in January, said they know this new policy will create questions in Bangladesh.