U.S. calls on parties in Georgia to show restraint
The U.S. Department of State has responded to current political turmoil in Georgia in regards to the possible arrest of opposition leader Nika Melia and the recent resignation of Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia and called on political parties in the country ‘to show restraint and avoid escalatory actions or rhetoric.’
The U.S. Embassy in Georgia has stated that they appreciate the restraint shown by the authorities and the opposition in responding to the events surrounding the Melia case.
"It is imperative that all those involved commit to de-escalating the current tensions so that a way forward can be agreed upon," the embassy said.
The embassy noted that ‘Georgia is facing extremely serious challenges’ and that ‘it is in the best interests of the people of Georgia’ that this political crisis be resolved quickly and peacefully, Agenda.ge reported.