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US Backs Restoration of Peace in Solomon Islands After PM Accuses Foreign Powers of Fuelling Unrest

© AP Photo / Andy WongIn this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, an American flag is flown next to the Chinese national emblem during a welcome ceremony for visiting U.S. President Donald Trump outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
In this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, an American flag is flown next to the Chinese national emblem during a welcome ceremony for visiting U.S. President Donald Trump outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.  - Sputnik International, 1920, 27.11.2021
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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States is supporting the restoration of peace and security in the Solomon Islands engulfed in riots, spokesperson for the US Department of State Ned Price said.

"The United States is deeply concerned by the recent violence in Honiara, Solomon Islands. We support the rapid restoration of peace and security in [the] Solomon Islands and an end to the violence and unrest that has occurred in recent days", Price said in a statement late Friday.

He thanked Australia and Papua New Guinea for the assistance provided to the government of the Solomon Islands in dealing with the riots.

"The United States has enduring ties with [the] Solomon Islands. We call on all parties to refrain from destruction of public and private property and engage in constructive, inclusive dialogue to seek a peaceful resolution to their differences", Price added.

Previously, Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare accused foreign powers of fuelling the mass demonstrations, saying that certain countries do not want the island nation to have ties with Beijing.
© REUTERS / Zfm RadioSmoke rises from burning buildings in Chinatown of Solomon Islands' capital Honiara, Solomon Islands
Smoke rises from burning buildings in Chinatown of Solomon Islands' capital Honiara, Solomon Islands - Sputnik International, 1920, 27.11.2021
Smoke rises from burning buildings in Chinatown of Solomon Islands' capital Honiara, Solomon Islands
The civil unrest in the Solomon Islands started on Wednesday with disturbances in Honiara and demands for Sogavare's resignation. The government of Malaita Province in the Solomon Islands opposed the decision of the country's central government to develop ties with Beijing instead of Taipei.
The Solomon Islands requested the Australian government to assist in tackling the unrest. The unrest has so far left three people dead and more than 100 have been arrested.
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