The US State Department dodged questions about the train arson and casualties in the capital’s Tejgaon. Matthew Miller, the spokesman of the US State Department, faced questions about this in a regular briefing on Tuesday local time.
Asked at the briefing whether the Biden administration was concerned about the fire and loss of life on the train, Miller said he was not aware of it and had no comment. Miller was also asked about fears of Washington, a Russian spokesman, that Bangladesh could destabilize Bangladesh like the Arab Spring if the results of the vote are not satisfactory to the United States.
In response, Miller said, the United States supports a free and fair election in Bangladesh. He also said that there is no further comment on this matter.
On December 15, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova made a statement about Bangladesh. There, he said, if the results of the elections in Bangladesh are not satisfactory to the United States, there may be an attempt to destabilize Bangladesh like in the Arab Spring.