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A statement from the State Department said, "The attempt to oust Prime Minister Roble is a matter of concern and that the United States supports his efforts to hold credible and credible elections."
WASHINGTON - The United States on Monday warned that it would take action against those who obstruct Somalia's journey to peace amid escalating political tension in the country.
The attempt to oust PM Roble is a matter of concern and that the United States supports his efforts to hold credible and credible elections," said The State Department.
The US described attempts to oust Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble as "unacceptable" and reiterated calls for de-escalation of the rising tension, and end the rift through dialogue.
All parties must refrain from provocative actions and statements," the State Department said that urged the leaders to focus on a credible and inclusive election.
Meanwhile, US congresswoman Ilhan Omar urged the outgoing Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo to leave the office as his term has expired in Feb this ending year 2021.
Farmajo is a year past his mandate. It's time for him to step aside, and for long-overdue elections to proceed as soon as possible.
The statement from the State Department came a day after Farmajo announced that he had suspended the powers of the Prime Minister, a move rejected by Roble as "unconstitutional".
The power struggle between the two top Somali leaders put Mogadishu on the brink of war as rival troops poured into the city on Monday, causing fears of armed confrontation at any time.
Biden authorized the Pantegon to resume the counter-terrorism operation in Somalia after Trump halted the operation.