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US cautions against Thai military coup

Thai soldiers stand guard at a gate of a government office where Prime Minster Yingluck Shinawatra had been holding a meeting in Bangkok February 3, 2014. (REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha)

WASHINGTON: The United States Monday warned against moves to stage a military coup in Thailand and said it was "concerned that political tensions" are challenging the Southeast Asian nation's democracy.

"We certainly do not want to see a coup or violence... in any case of course. We are speaking directly to all elements in Thai society to make clear the importance of using democratic and constitutional means to resolve political differences," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said after disrupted weekend elections.

 

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