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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 74

System collapse in Nepal imminent: US ambassador

[b]System collapse in Nepal imminent: US ambassador[/b]

[b]Kathmandu, 09 November, ([/b] Only days after he created ripples in Nepal’s politics by expressing alarm over the potential of collaboration between Nepal’s political parties and Maoists, US ambassador to Nepal James F Moriarty has said that Nepal is on the verge of system collapse, and something needs to be done immediately to prevent it.

“If the right decisions are not taken quickly, the country will be in serious trouble,” he said, talking to editors of Nepal’s two leading dailies, Kantipur and The Kathmandu Post Monday.

Stating that King Gyanendra and the parties have grown weaker after the King’s takeover of executive powers in February this year, Moriarty has said that Maoists have been the sole gainers from recent developments in the country.

"The government is getting weaker rather than stronger, that means the state is in more and more trouble. They don't have much popular support. I think the King had lots of support for his move in February, because people hoped the country's problems would be resolved. I think the proportion is a lot lower now," The Kathmandu Post reported Moriarty as saying.

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