Write on Friday, 06 February 2015 Published in Regional
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US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Mr Daniel Russel calls on Thai Deputy Prime Minister Tanasak Patimapragorn in Thailand on January 26, 2015. Photo: EAP Bureau via Twitter

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States will not fully reactivate its military alliance with Thailand as long as the junta-controlled country refuses to restore democracy, a US diplomat warned February 5.

Write on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 Published in Regional
US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Mr Daniel Russel met Yingluck in Thailand on January 26, 2015. Photo: EAP Bureau via Twitter
US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Mr Daniel Russel (second right) met former Thai prime minister Ms Yingluck Shinawatra (C) in Thailand on January 26, 2015. Photo: EAP Bureau via Twitter

BANGKOK (AFP) - A top US diplomat on January 26 said Ms Yingluck Shinawatra's impeachment could be perceived as "politically driven" after meeting the former premier in Bangkok as the most senior Washington official to visit Thailand since the coup.