Former Tanzanian President Julius Nyerere is prepared to propose that regional sanctions against Burundi be suspended, Reuters reported yesterday. British International Development Secretary Clare Short said Nyerere, facilitator of the Burundi peace process, was ready to recommend the lifting of sanctions at the next round of talks in Arusha, Tanzania. Short told Reuters that Nyerere informed European Union development ministers of his position in Brussels on Sunday. The rebel group CNDD-FDD, in a statement received today by IRIN, has asked the European council of ministers to oppose the lifting of sanctions, accusing the Burundian army of continued civilian massacres.
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