November 15, 2017 / 11:08 AM / a year ago

Germany calls for restraint, dialogue in Zimbabwe

BERLIN, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Germany called for all sides to show restraint in Zimbabwe after the military seized power there early on Wednesday, saying it is targeting “criminals” around President Robert Mugabe.

“We see developments there with concern ... The situation there is confusing and unclear,” a Foreign Ministry spokesman told a regular government news conference in Berlin.

“Together with our European partners, we urge the actors to show restraint and above all not to exercise any violence,” the spokesman added. “A dialogue of the actors is needed to avoid a confrontation and to come to a peaceful solution.”

Reporting by Paul Carrel

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