Severance of ties with Taiwan does not reflect Nicaraguan people’s will: US

The decision of the Nicaraguan government to sever the relations with Taiwan does not reflect the will of the Nicaraguan people, US State Department said on Thursday (local time).This statement was issued after Nicaragua announced cutting off ties with Taiwan and recognized the island as a part of the People’s Republic of China.”The Ortega-Murillo regime has announced it has severed diplomatic relations and ended official contact with Taiwan, but the sham election on November 7 did not provide it with any mandate to remove Nicaragua from the family of American democracies,” US Department of State spokesperson Ned Price said in a statement on Thursday.”Without the mandate that comes with a free and fair election, Ortega’s actions cannot reflect the will of the Nicaraguan people, who continue to struggle for democracy and the ability to exercise their human rights and fundamental freedoms,” he added.On Thursday, Foreign Minister Denis Moncada said in a televised announcement, said the ..