Tbilisi, Georgia, Sept. 14
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
The U.S is concerned about investigations against opposition leaders in Georgia and calls on all Euro-Atlantic forces in this country to unite for a common cause, the U.S Department of State spokesperson Marie Harf said.
"The U.S calls on the Georgian, pro-democratic and pro-Euro-Atlantic forces to focus on their common interests and to solve the relevant economic and regional problems," she said. "We are concerned about the ongoing investigations and criminal cases brought against the opposition and politicized trials, jeopardizing democracy in Georgia. The U.S continues to support Georgia's democratic development, which should include respect for political pluralism and open debate."
However, Harf did not announce the names of any opposition leaders, who, according to her information, are persecuted. She only called on Georgia to respect political pluralism and open debate in politics.
It should be stressed that the statement was made after the leaders of the United National Movement of Georgia (Georgian ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili's party) visited the U.S.