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US may act unilaterally against Zimbabwe

The Bush administration presses for sanctions against Zimbabwe at the UN but may also act unilaterally against the government of President Robert Mugabe, says W. House spokeswoman Dana Perino..

world Updated: Jul 01, 2008 08:37 IST

The Bush administration is pressing for sanctions against Zimbabwe at the United Nations but may also act unilaterally against the government of President Robert Mugabe, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said on Monday.

"We will press for strong action by the United Nations but we could also act unilaterally," Perino said. "It could come in multiple ways. Obviously, sanctions work best when there are multiple parties working in concert, like we are with the European Union when it comes to getting Iran to halt its uranium enrichment."

Mugabe was re-elected unopposed in an election condemned as violent and unfair by monitors.