U.S. cancels police training program in Thailand after coup

by Reuters
Saturday, 24 May 2014 17:41 GMT

WASHINGTON, May 24 (Reuters) - The United States said on Saturday it had canceled a police firearms training program in Thailand and a U.S. visit by senior Thai police officers following the Southeast Asian nation's military coup.

"We also canceled a U.S. government-sponsored firearms training program in Thailand for the Royal Thai Police that had been slated to begin May 26, as well as a U.S. government-sponsored study trip to the United States, scheduled for June, for several senior Royal Thai Police officers that would have included visits to FBI facilities and meetings with U.S. law enforcement counterparts," State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said in a statement calling for a return to civilian rule. (Reporting By Arshad Mohammed; Editing by Peter Cooney)