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Ambassador: US Ready to Support Zimbabweans' Dreams

US ambassador to Zimbabwe Bruce Wharton

United States Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Bruce Wharton, says Zimbabweans hold the key to their future and US stands ready to support them realize their dreams.

Speaking to editors in Harare today, Ambassador Wharton described Zimbabwe as a country with a lot of potential but said its economic success will depend on the policies the country will adopt.

Mr. Wharton said although the US imposed sanctions on President Robert Mugabe and his inner circle, the measures could be reviewed in line with developments that have taken place in Zimbabwe such as the new constitution and the peaceful elections held last year.

Ambassador Wharton pointed out that President Mugabe will not be attending the US-Africa Investment Summit in Washington later this month as he is still on the targeted sanctions list.

On the political situation in Zimbabwe, Ambassador Wharton, said most worrying is the fact that the main political parties in the country are self-consumed in internal politics at the expense of policy issues and are not presenting alternatives to the people of Zimbabwe.

He said America is not taking sides in the Movement for Democratic Change squabbles and is not funding any of the factions.

Former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai is locked in a bitter power struggle with secretary general Tendai Biti who wants him out for incompetency and failing to beat Mr. Mugabe in the July 2014 elections.