EU sanctions against Mugabe to remain until power-sharing cabinet in place

LONDON, United Kingdom (AP) –Britain's foreign secretary says European Union sanctions against Zimbabwe will be maintained until a new power-sharing government is in place.\r\n

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has yet to reach a deal with opposition rivals on forming a Cabinet.

British Foreign Secretary David Miliband says that optimism following the initial power-sharing deal is "fast evaporating."

Miliband says in a statement released Monday that EU sanctions will not be lifted until Mugabe and the opposition agree on a new administration. He says he will discuss the issue with other EU foreign ministers next week.

The EU imposed a travel ban and assets freeze on Mugabe and 171 people and four companies tied to his old regime.