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Ethiopia hails UN sanctions on Eritrea

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12/25/09

  03:06:57 am, by admin, 269 words  
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Ethiopia hails UN sanctions on Eritrea

Ethiopia hails UN sanctions on Eritrea

ADDIS ABABA (AFP)
– Ethiopia hailed the UN Security Council's decision to impose an arms embargo and targeted sanctions on Eritrea as "just and appropriate".

"The arms embargo and the other sanctions from by UNSC against Eritrea's government are an appropriate and just decision," Shimeles Kemal, a government spokesman, told AFP.

The UN Security Council passed the resolution on Wednesday, accusing Ethiopia's arch-foe of "efforts to destabilise or overthrow, directly or indirectly" the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) in Somalia.

The text also presses Eritrea to withdraw troops immediately from disputed territories along its frontier with Djibouti, and engage in diplomatic efforts leading to "a mutually acceptable" settlement of their long-running border dispute.

"The international delinquent state of Eritrea has for long been pursuing a strategy to destabilise the entire Horn of Africa and has been promoting and abetting terrorist forces in the region," Shimeles said.

In a statement, the Eritrean foreign ministry slammed the decision as "a shameful day" for the United Nations.

"As Eritrea has strongly emphasised in the past weeks, this brazen act is neither based on fact nor on the provisions of international law. It constitutes a travesty of justice and amplifies the dangers inherent in a unipolar world," it said.

Some 80,000 people died in a 1998-2000 border conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea, many in brutal World War I style trench warfare.

A UN-backed boundary commission charged with demarcating the border handed the disputed town of Badme to Eritrea but Addis Ababa has refused to recognise the ruling.

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Comment from: Extraterrestrial [Member]  

Yes, Ethiopia is tightening the noose on the enemies neck.

Amen.

12/25/09 @ 03:50
Comment from: Topaz [Visitor]
Topaz

This is a bad day for all African countries, to make it look the sanction application process was driven by “Uganda,” but the truth is it was designed and applied by the US-UK (anglo-saxons). This has nothing to do with Shabia leaders, this is an insult against our intelligence using one of our neigboring country. In mid December 2008, the Ugandan army carried and transported by AFRICOM launched war against the farmers and rural residents of the area where four countries meet, Uganda-South Sudan-Congo-Central Africa. The projet was to kill one man Joseph Koni, and they killed over 1000, and maimed many more thousands. How is it possible for the Ugandan regime to apply sanctions against Eritrea when it is under the direction of the US African-Affairs thumb??? It does what they told it to do, its like a traind dog, you tell it to run, it runs and you give it a treat, then tell it to chase, then it chases again you give it a treat. Weyane, Uganda, Brundi, Kenya, Djibouti and Rwanda are all dogs the US instructs and they complete their assignment to get a treat.

From that stand point, its bad. Africa cannot do anything beneficial for their people, they are always under the influence of somebody, specially AFRICOM. We have gone through the first decade of the 21st century and Africans are bending over to the one that pays more. I admire Eritrea for standing up to the bully and rejecting it.

12/25/09 @ 04:03
Comment from: ayenew [Visitor]
ayenew

Topaz kkkkkk
Eritrea get what deserve

12/25/09 @ 04:44
Comment from: cat [Visitor]
cat

I love it.

12/25/09 @ 04:50
Comment from: Topaz [Visitor]
Topaz

It looks like the drama is about to start. The sanction will only fuel the already fragile region. THE BIG QUESTION IS Why did China Abstain, and what will be the ramification of that for the relationship between Woyanes and China? Are the Chinese playing the Neutral card? How will woyanes see that move? How will Afwerki use that dissension to his advantage?

What are the possible scenarios?

Will the Shabia leaders turn 180 degree and offer to comply to the demands United States as Susan Rice said similar to Libya and Sudan did to lift the embargo on them? OR Will they stick to thier trademark defiant and sttuborn position? time will tell.

This is what Susan Rice said after the resolution:
From the United States’ point of view, let me say that we have for many, many months sought a constructive dialogue with the government of Eritrea. We have sought to encourage quietly the government of Eritrea to take the steps that it claims it intends to take, but it will not take, and has not taken. And we still hope frankly that they will. We do not see this as the door closing on Eritrea, but on the contrary, we view this as another opportunity for Eritrea to play a more responsible and constructive role in the region. We did not come to this decision with any joy – or with anything other than a desire to support the stability of peace in the region.

The United States stands with the people of Eritrea who have fought long and hard for their independence and to build a country in which we have great hope for the future

12/25/09 @ 05:14
Comment from: Yirgacheffee [Visitor]
Yirgacheffee

This is already a great Christmas/new year

12/25/09 @ 05:25
Comment from: Zenda [Visitor]
Zenda

Topaz,

Have you become now an African?kkkkk

12/25/09 @ 05:33
Comment from: Tamrat Tamrat [Visitor]
Tamrat Tamrat

I stumbled on a news which says 30 refugees from eritrea got scholarship from america to study in one collagen in Addis. Interesting. So what hte hell is going on then we sit and look many shabians who pretend they are Ethiopians and go to shcool, universitys, collages in all over Ethiopia. We dont need war or sunciton to expell shabians. Send them back home, mr PM. Then they can register them in Simbelba if they can make it. Everywhere in the world eritreans are refugees. Why we deny them in Ethiopia? You dont know how spoiled they become when you dont treat them like what they deserv. Do you know the one who stay in Ethiopia are the worrest than the blind shabians. God knows how i get mad :oops::oops::oops: when i see eritreans in ethiopia. And i dont want to feel that way because it is my country, damn. Send these opprtuinsts sellouts home. When they live like forigners then it is good, you are not stupid and you dont expect any explanaiton. Even from the camp in Shibal we earn money, poor tigrians they must tolrate watching shabians but tolerate as long as we get money. Dont listen a word a shabian says. If he gets a free lunch he will tell you how isayas is a horrible preesidant is. This sanciton brings many refugees to Shimbal good for Ethiopia, good for the refgugees and at last good for eritrea againe if you know what i mean. My new year resolution is that i will do my best that all Shabians who pretend ethiopoian go home. And all eritreans i will fall inlove if you make our land free from shabians because it is shamefull to be eritreans in Ethiopia. I dont know what kind of material you are made of but still it is unberable to be eritrean in Ethiopia.

12/25/09 @ 05:36
Comment from: Lazzii [Visitor]
Lazzii

let them to suffer

12/25/09 @ 06:11
Comment from: Wedi Ere [Visitor]
Wedi Ere

We Eritreans are not angry about the sanction imposed on us rather it give us a very strong message.. your last enemise can not be your future friends, because the already decided to elimenate you by all means.What make mt laugh is the statment of Susan Rice ,,either she had short memory or she want to insult our intellegence.Susan, Iwould like to remind you what your secratary of state in 1950 said “Eritrean should be free , however for our best interest she should be federated with Ethiopia” Now history repeated it self.If a counury move only on her interest on the expense of other ,,believe me there will not be peace and stablity in this world.No one can teach Eritreans what war looks like ,,we paid the most for our beloved country more than anybody else in this planet.There will not be any doubt that we Eriteans will come victrious at the end of the day.We believe in our self .For those African countries and individuals shame on you to push for sanction against your own brothers and sisters,,how much did they pay you or how strong was the pressure on you from the big boss,,any way I feel sorry for you for sailing your soul.History will judje us . Long live Eritrea and peace and stablity for our sisters and brothers in Ethiopia and Somalia

12/25/09 @ 07:03
Comment from: Extraterrestrial [Member]  

Topaz [Visitor]

“THE BIG QUESTION IS…”

IS THERE ANY BIG QUESTION HERE?

First the SC imposed a general and complete arms embargo on Somalia on 23 January 1992 by resolution 733 which Eritrea failed to respect in connection to it what followed was resolution 1844 (2008) which was very sensitive as it prohibts giving “training and financial assistance to individuals and entities” in the Somalian conflict.

Resolution 1862 (2009)was a gentle request for Eritrea to withdraw from the terriroty of Ras Doumeira and Doumeira Island she occupied which was never respected. There are endless SC resolutions Eritrea ignored them arrogantly.

It is the Chinese diplomatic history not to vote for sanction, what is important about china is that she is not against it, abstain is neutrality. China and Ethiopias relations have nothing to do with Eritrea and it will have no effect, besides Ethiopia is much more important in international relations than Eritrea, if China wishes could have sent the resoultion to the dust bin by using her veto power but she perfered to be neutral, what she is saying is I don’t support sanction but, if they want to have it on Eritrea, let it be, it is non of my buisness.

Libya’s statement on the resoultion and its objection is not because Eritrea is innocent but, their understanding of sanctions as “counter-productive” based on their own experience in the past.

Eritreas reaction to this resolution most likely wont be any different from the past as Ahmed Duale of Somalia said it “that country’s past actions did not give confidence that it would change its hostile attitude.” I think he is right, the ageing Isyass is busy dyeing his hair and asserting his manhood than comeing to terms with his neighbours and reality.

What is interesting is the statement made by the UK delegation leader, he said what follows after this resolution depends on the way Eritrea responds to the purpose and aims of the resolution which is “to stop its illegal actions” and “future Council actions would depend on its response.” so they are being watched for further action. That further action can be economic sanction or intervention.

THERE IS NO BIG QUESTION HERE UNLESS YOU ARE AN ERITREAN, ARE YOU? It is very clear Eritrea is being strangled by all the result is death and destruction like their arrogant father Benito Mussolini.

12/25/09 @ 07:32
Comment from: lula@yahoo.com [Visitor]
lula@yahoo.com

what about imposing sanction on TPLF and fascist MELES

12/25/09 @ 07:53
Comment from: Imperial Body Guard [Visitor]
Imperial Body Guard

Ethiopia’s arch foe is not Eritrea nor the people of Eritrea. Today Ethiopia’s enemy is neo-colonialism which has cast its ugly shadow on Ethiopia’s political and economic spectrum. The result of secession has caused hardship and suffering for the majority of Ethiopians, whilst the minority whom follow alien interests continue to divide and oppress the nation for their own selfish quest, alien to Ethiopia’s culture and tradition.
“When the name of Ethiopia first appeared in the pages of history, Eritrea formed an integral part of Our nation. Our ties do not consist merely in having lived together as one country. Ethiopia and Eritrea has served as one of the main foundations of Ethiopian civilization and culture.” HIM Negus Haile Selassie, Defender of Faith, Long Live the Constitutional Monarchy!, Long Live the Church as the head of Ethiopia!, Fire burn down the star of withcraft, Fire burn down santa claus and pagan worship, Fire burn down neo-colonialism, Rise with the Lion of Judah!, Long Live Independent Ethiopia!

12/25/09 @ 08:40
Comment from: wedi enderta [Visitor]
wedi enderta

Topaz…

Fesam….it seems like u already begun peeing in ur panties.It will not be long till we wipe u bandas (shabias) and ur likes out of de map.kkkkkkkkkkk

12/25/09 @ 08:55
Comment from: SilentStorm [Visitor]
SilentStorm

MELLES THE WHORE OF USA. JUST FOR FEW CENTS HE IS DOING US/UK DIRTY JOB.

12/25/09 @ 09:05

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