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US Alarmed by Reports Rwanda Aids Congo Rebels, Blinken Says

  • Support for M23 endangers regional stability: US envoy
  • Rwandan, Congolese leaders agree to talks to ease tensions
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The US is concerned about “credible reports” that Rwanda is backing the M23 rebel group in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and had sent its own forces into its neighbor’s territory, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.

Such actions endanger regional security and stability, Blinken said at a joint press briefing Thursday with Rwandan Foreign Minister Vincent Biruta in Kigali, the East African nation’s capital. President Joe Biden’s top envoy earlier held talks with Rwandan President Paul Kagame.