언론 기자들이 2일 확보한 초안 복사본에 따르면, 미국은 로버트 무가베 짐바브웨 대통령과 최고위 정부 관리 11명의 자산을 동결하고 해외여행을 금지하는 제재조치들을 추진하고 있습니다.
미국과 유럽연합은 이미 무가베 정부에 대한 일부 제재를 부과한 상태입니다.
미국 국무부의 션 맥코맥 대변인은 이날 기자들에게 미국이 여전히 짐바브웨의 정치위기를 해결하기 위한 방안을 찾고 있다고 말했습니다.
A U.S. draft resolution being circulated at the United Nations calls for new travel and financial sanctions against Zimbabwe's government in response to that nation's political crisis.
Copies of the draft obtained by reporters indicate the sanctions call for freezing the assets and banning travel for President Mugabe and 11 other top Zimbabwe government officials.
The United States and the European Union already have some sanctions in place against the Mugabe government.
U.S. State Department spokesman Sean McCormack told reporters today the U.S. is still searching for a solution to Zimbabwe's political crisis that would allow the nation to move forward, return to democracy, and prosperity and avoid further violence.
Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai was recognized as the winner of March 29th presidential elections, but he failed to win a simple majority. He dropped out of the runoff election last week, citing violence against his supporters.