US urges calm, dialogue in Cambodia vote feud
WASHINGTON, District of Columbia (AFP) - The United States (US) called on Thursday on Cambodia's political parties to negotiate their differences peacefully after election results handed a narrow victory to longtime ruler Hun Sen.
The opposition has alleged widespread fraud in the July 28 election and is contesting the tally announced by election authorities.
"We urge the leaders of Cambodia's political parties to return to the negotiating table and to work together for an outcome that serves the best interests of the Cambodian people," US State Department spokesman Jen Psaki said.
She called on all sides to "act in a peaceful manner" and "seek resolution of electoral disputes through dialogue rather than resorting to threats, intimidation, repression or violent civil unrest."