The United States of America has clarified its stance on the sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe several years ago, which have been extended with another year by President Donald Trump.
The US says that the sanctions are not meant to make 16 million Zimbabweans suffer but are targeted at 84 individuals who engage in corruption, violate human rights and undermine democratic institutions. The US Embassy in Harare revealed:
The U.S. does not maintain comprehensive sanctions against Zimbabwe. Suggestions that the U.S. intends to harm the Zimbabwean people with sanctions are false and misleading.
The U.S. targeted sanctions list: 84 individuals and 56 entities. People of Zimbabwe: 16 million +. Sanctions do not target the people of Zimbabwe.
The U.S. targets sanctions on those who engage in corruption, violate human rights or undermine democratic institutions, not the people of Zimbabwe.