WATCH: State Department holds briefing as Peru enters a constitutional crisis

The Biden administration issued a strong warning against undermining democracy in Peru on a day when the nation’s Congress removed President Pedro Castillo from office and replaced him with the vice president.

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Lawmakers in Lima voted 101-6 with 10 abstentions to remove Castillo from office for reasons of “permanent moral incapacity” after Castillo decreed the dissolution of the legislature ahead of a scheduled vote to oust him.

Prior to the vote, Castillo announced that he was installing a new emergency government and called for the next round of lawmakers to develop a new constitution for the Andean nation. He said during a televised address that he would rule by decree meanwhile, and ordered a nightly curfew starting Wednesday night.

Castillo also announced that he would make changes in the leadership of the judiciary, police and constitutional court. The head of Peru’s army then resigned, along with four ministers, including those over foreign affairs and the economy.

“We categorically reject any acts to circumvent or to contradict Peru’s … constitution, we categorically reject any acts that undermine democracy inside of Peru,” said State Department Spokesman Ned Price. “This is not only a concern of the United States, it is a concern that we share with our partners. They have raised this at the OAS within the Organization of American States, under the Inter-American Democratic Charter.”

Castillo took action as his opponents in Congress moved toward a third attempt to remove him from office.

“We share a hemispheric commitment to upholding democratic values, human rights and the rule of law,” Price said.

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Price also spoke about the war in Ukraine amid growing U.S. concern that Russia may seek to acquire additional advanced conventional weapons from Iran.

A National Security Council official who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss U.S. intelligence said the administration is particularly concerned that Russia may seek to acquire surface-to-surface missiles from Iran.

“We know that Russia’s brutal assault against Ukraine has forced Russia to expend its relatively scarce quantities of weaponry, including ballistic missiles,” Price said.

“The concern remains that Russia may look to other countries, including Iran, to help replenish its stocks of ballistic missiles, just as we continue to be concerned that Russia continues to look to the DPRK (North Korea) when it comes to other forms of assistance for its illegal war against Ukraine.”

Finally, the State Department is warning Sudanese leaders that the United States will impose a travel ban on any individuals who threaten to derail Sudan’s fragile democratic transition.

“This should send a clear signal that the United States will promote accountability and an effort to prevent spoilers, whether military or political actors who attempt to undermine or delay Sudan’s democratic transition,” Price said.

The announcement comes two days after Sudan’s two ruling generals and its main pro-democracy group signed a ‘’framework agreement.’’ The deal would see its military step back from power and the establishment of a new civilian-led transitional government. Various other political parties and organizations also signed the deal.

“There is now a credible path to final agreement on forming a civilian led government that would take down Sudan out of its current political crisis,” Price said. “We respectfully urge all Sudanese stakeholders to seize this opportunity,” he said.