Thaipocrisy: United States deny meddling in Thailand political affairs

Unsurprisingly, and never for the first time, the United States has been accused of meddling in one other country’s political affairs, surprisingly, this time it’s Thailand’s turn. The US has a protracted historical past of interfering in foreign affairs, as Cuba, China, Russia, Iran, Vietnam, and most South American nations can testify. It appears to be endemic in US politics.
US Ambassador Robert F Godec was on the defensive at a press conference yesterday when questioned about American interference and meddling claims in Thai politics.
The US Ambassador confused that his home country had no intention of interfering in inner Thai political issues. Godec quashed rumours suggesting the US government took sides within the recent Thai General Election, stating that their sole interest lies in fostering democratic processes.
The sixty seven yr old said…
“Confronting the relentless and malicious conspiracy theories, I wish to put it on report that we dismiss all fabricated allegations about the United States meddling within the Thai election.
“Our stance is never to favour any nook or celebration. Our only curiosity and support are for the democratic process. It is solely as much as the Thai populace to pick their authorities.”
When queried whether the upcoming government might incline in the direction of the US over different international forces such as China or Russia, Godec highlighted a collaborative relationship spanning two centuries, marking the one hundred and ninetieth anniversary of US-Thailand diplomatic ties this year.
“Our bond with the Thai government is vast, spanning a mess of arenas together with safety, trade and funding, education, healthcare, and legislation enforcement. This longstanding relationship was further fortified with the signing of the Strategic Communique final July.
“We eagerly anticipate working with the incoming Thai government, once chosen as per the Thai constitution.”
Easy said that the US hopes to continue work primarily based on the goals outlined in the Strategic Communique. These involve the enlargement and fortification of the strategic partnership to forestall discord, protect a tranquil safety ambience, foster free expression, and civil and political rights, and achieve inclusive, sustainable, and balanced financial prosperity.
Answering a query relating to the chance of the new authorities introducing insurance policies that would doubtlessly harm the Thai monarchy and nationwide safety, Godec made clear that the US respects the Thai monarchy and is aware of the Thai people’s reverence for the royal family.
“We are desperate to additional our work with the established Thai government to fight world challenges, promote financial growth, create jobs, bolster security and handle regional challenges. There is a plethora of points that we could jointly handle.”
On being requested about the Move Forward Party’s potential modification to Section 112, in any other case often identified as the lese majeste law, Godec mentioned that the US government revered that decision as one for Thai lawmakers and residents.
Godec also categorically denied the presence of any American navy base in Thailand, unlike other Southeast Asian nations such as the Philippines..

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