EU says it is not ruling out sanctions against those responsible for Zimbabwe crisis
The European Union says it is not ruling out sanctions against those responsible for Zimbabwe's political crisis, ap reported.
The bloc is urging President Robert Mugabe to respect the results of the first-round presidential election held in March and won by opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai.
It says in a statement released Saturday that the March 29 poll was the only lawful ballot held in the country this year, and may serve as a basis for an acceptable solution to crisis.
In the meantime it says Europe will not rule out sanctions against "those responsible for the tragic events of recent months," and calls the power held by Zimbabwe's current elected representatives "questionable."