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Eritrea accuses Ethiopia of border attack, Ethiopia denies
Office of the Spokesperson
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
December 27, 2007
The version of the story about an incident along Ethiopia Eritrea border recounted by Eritrea on December 26, 2007 is not based on what really took place. There was an incident, it is true. But the incident is of Eritrea's making which is being looked into. It is possible that it may have been a result of an accidental encounter between the reconnaissance missions of the two parties. The claim that there was an attack by Ethiopia is just pure fabrication.
In the first instance, why should Ethiopia wish to provoke Eritrea? Ethiopia has said time and again that it wants to settle the dispute with Eritrea right away and using whatever mechanism may be available. Ethiopia has said repeatedly that it is ready to recommit itself to the commitment that both parties have entered into under the Algiers agreements to refrain from the threat and use of force. Ethiopia has absolutely no claim over an inch of Eritrea's territory. Thus Ethiopia has no cause to pick a fight with Eritrea.
On the other hand, it is Eritrea that continues to claim with no justification that Ethiopia occupies sovereign Eritrean territory. This has been restated in a letter written by the Eritrean President on the 21st December 2007 and addressed to the President of the UN Security Council.
Therefore, if there is any party with the motive for conflict, it is Eritrea, not Ethiopia. That is why the latest claim by Eritrea has no basis and that it should be viewed as pure fabrication, or with, little doubt, an exaggerated and distorted account of an event that took place along the common border. It is our hope that the fabricated story is just a fabricated story which does not have a more sinister objective.
“On the other hand, it is Eritrea that continues to claim with no justification that Ethiopia occupies sovereign Eritrean territory.”
1. Another day, another fabrication of story! The problem with lying is that you have to remember what you said or had planned to say in the first place.
The contradiction between Bereket Simon’s statement denying any incident and the acknowledgement of such incident by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) is the pure example of Deception Gone Badly!
2. The MFA statement reads in part:
“In the first instance, why should Ethiopia wish to provoke Eritrea? Ethiopia has said time and again that it wants to settle the dispute with Eritrea right away and using whatever mechanism may be available. Ethiopia has said repeatedly that it is ready to recommit itself to the commitment that both parties have entered into under the Algiers agreements to refrain from the threat and use of force.”
One does not need to posses a deep knowledge of pattern of posturing and falsehood of the Ethiopian Government to know about the deceitful nature of the statement by the MFA in Ethiopia.
The most recent example that contradicts such bravado can be seen simply by reading one sentence from UN Secretary General’s November 1, 2007 Report No. S/2007/645.
Annex II of the report includes a statement where the president of the commission concludes:
“The Commission observes that, even if all of Ethiopia’s conditions were
met by Eritrea, Ethiopia would not commit itself to anything more than discussion on demarcation.”
So, to answer the MFA pretentious remark as to “…why should Ethiopia wish to provoke Eritrea?” The answer is simple because, 1. Ethiopia has not accepted the delimitation decision of the Commission.
2. “…Ethiopia would not commit itself to anything more than [wasteful] discussion on demarcation"!!!!!
I don’t think the WOLWALOS know we are in the 21st century because they always lie. I can’t stand those people and I hope they will be eliminate soon !
My brothe Dan facts are hard to change as you have been consistant in puting the facts out, however Dan Wayane has avery,very,very bad disease that is hard to treat IT’s called LYING. the result of all chronic illness is death.
Did I read this wrong?
Noticed how they did not bother to write the authors name down (Seyoum Mesfin). “Office of the spokesperson.” Yeah right. This statment is so bad even the spokesperson does not want his/her name on it. I don’t blame Seyoum Mesfin for not wanting to write his name on a statment he wrote, and which contradicts is purpose.
First the foreign minister say -
1. “Ethiopia has said time and again that is wants to settle the dispute with Eritrea right away and using whatever mechanism may be available.”
Then he says -
2. “It is Eritrea that continues to claim with no justification that Ethiopia occupies sovereign Eritrean territory.”
First, he states a dispute agrees between the two countries. He also states that Ethiopia wants to solve the dipute between them. The he contradicts what he just said by stating Eritrea has “no justification in its claims.” If this is true then why does he “want to settle the dispute with Eritrea right away and using whatever mechanism may be available.
This guy must be talking out of his ass because he is not making any sense.
Is this the same guy that was reported had a seizure and was treated in Israel?
By the statment he gave I believe he is brain dead. I think we found Jenday Frazer her dream job? Seyoum Mesfin, it is time to pack up and move out. You have been fired.
woyane or the people of tigray approved ones again they are not about peace, i am not talking about the pending war with eritrea,i am talking about the land that has been taken (stolen)from region 3 the large part of the region which is metema. trust me peace won’t rest on there unless woyane return the land to region 3
i read once a good advice which i think will help the people who write seemingly logical but untrue statements. dont listen to what the governements say, look at what they do. first ethiopia celebrates on the boundary commission. then it asked for clarifications, then it denied it totally, then accepted it with preconditions…and the stand of the eritreans? it doesnt matter who started the war, but who really want to solve the border issue. but if it is like “felitu zdekese seb endaneknekayo zeytsie".(those who are pretending to be sleeping, will never be awakened by a bomb explosion. so, if you are like that..then, all i can say is you are only making a fool out of your self.
The Weyannes are just not interested in international law, are they? Otherwhise they would stop making a mockery of international law, the UN. 80 millio Ethiopians are being ruled by a bunch of bandits. It’s sad, so sad! Jalata
woyane are lia again & again bacouse they are natural born liars
THE WHOLE WORLD ARE RULED BY BANDITS IN WASHINGTON…BUT YOUR NOT COMPLAINING ABOUT THAT. BECAUSE YOU KNOW YOU WOULD GET YOUR ASS KICKED. MY POINT IS YOU GUYS OVERSEE OTHER GOVERNMENTS UNETHETICAL ACTIONS SUCH AS PAKISTAN’S INPUTTING MARSHAL LAW, TH RIOTS AND KILLING THATS HAPPINING THERE. ISNT THAT HORRIBLE?, OH HOW ABOUT THE 1 MILLION PLUS POEPLE THAT HAVE DIED IN IRAQ BY THE HANDS OF BUSH. WICH TILL THIS DAY I DONT SEE HOW YOU CAN COMPARE 1MILLION DEAD IRAQIS AND TO WHATS GOING ON IN ETHIOPIA. (WELL I DO ITS BECAUSE YOUR BIAS..HOW ABOUT THE ELECTION THAT WENT UNDER WAY IN KENYA WERE THE PRESIDENT WAS RE-ELECTED AND HOW THE OPPISITION IS CLAIMING IT WAS RIGGED( UMM WERE HAVE I HEARD THAT BEFORE)BECAUSE THEY DIDNT GET WHAT THEY WANT THEY CLIAM IT WAS RIGGED WLAT ELSE CAN THEY DO.OR WHAT GOING ON IN NIGERIA WERE THE OFFICIAL WHO WAS SOPPOSED TO FIND AND REMOVE CURRUPT OFFICIALS WAS HE HIMSELF REMOVED FOR CURRUPTION.( NIGERIA IS THE MOST CURRUPT GOVERNMENT IN AFRICA)BUT NOOOO THAT DOESNT MATTER?.LOL IT DOESNT MATTER WHAT ANYONE ELSE DOES BUT ONLY FOCUS ON MELES BECAUSE YOU HAVE NO POWER TO SAY ANYTHING ABOUT ANYONE ELSE. HENCE THE SINGLING OUT OF MELES AS IF HIS THE WORSE PERSON IN THE WORLD. YOU GUYS ARE WAY TO EMOTIONAL AND NOT RATIONAL. YOU HAVE AN AGENDA TO BADMOUTHING THE GOVERNMENT EVERYCHANCE YOU CAN IN HOPES YOU GAIN PUBLIC ATTENTION TO YOUR BIAS CHOUSE. POINT IS THERE ARE BIGGER BADDER FISHES. IF YOUR GOING TO TALK ABOUT ATROCITY’S JUST DONT TALK ABOUT MELES AND DONT MENTION WHAT GOING ON IN THE WORLD. HANCE WE COULD BE WORSE COMPARED TO OTHER COUNTRY’S…BUT NOOOOOOO ETHIOPIA IS HORRIBLE HORRIFIC!! LOL STOP BIENG EMOTIONAL. OH DID I MENTION THAT MUSHARAF GAVE ORDERS TO SHOOT TO KILL RIOTERS ….UMMM BUT NO00 MELES IS WORSE RIGHT GET THE F OUTA HERE. A SIX YEARS OLD CHILD CAN TELL YOUR BIENG VERY BIAS
BREAKING NEWS!….OVER 100 KILLED IN NAIROBI RIOTING DUE TO CLAIMS OF ELECTION RIGGING…12/31/08 GOOGLE IT. HUMMM WHERE HAVE I HEARD THIS BEFORE? SO ARE YOU GUYS GOING TO DEMONSTRATE FOR THERE FREEDOM AND HUMAN RIGHTS???? LIKE YOU DID IN 2005? U SHOULD IF YOU TRULY BELIEVED IN IT. NO I DONT THINK YOU’LL BE DOING THAT IN FACT I THINK YOU’LL FIGURE OUT A WAY TO BLAME MELES FOR WHATS GOING ON IN KENYA.
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