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Eritrean Official Denies Sponsoring Insurgents to Destabilize Neighbors
Peter Clottey | Washington, DC
Eritrea’s information minister has described as an unfortunate publicity stunt accusations that President Isaias Afeworki’s government is arming insurgents to destabilize both Ethiopia and Sudan ahead of their scheduled elections in 2010
Eritrea’s information minister has described as an unfortunate publicity stunt accusations that President Isaias Afeworki’s government is arming insurgents to destabilize both Ethiopia and Sudan ahead of their scheduled elections in 2010.
Ali Abdu said the countries are exploiting the recent United Nations arms embargo imposed on Eritrea.
“This is simply a political prostitution and it’s meant to exploit the recent UN resolution, and this click is a comic click of liars. I mean they don’t even blink when they lie. I think your government, meaning the United States molded this spoiled child in Ethiopia by offering political subsidy. As far as we are concerned to be frank with you, we never take into account these comic liars’ statement as serious,” he said.
Security officials from Ethiopia and Sudan are currently holding a security conference in the northern Ethiopian town of Mekelle.
At the conference, Getachew Aseffa, Ethiopia’s security services chief reportedly accused neighboring Eritrea of arming terrorists along the Ethiopian-Sudan border to disrupt elections in both countries scheduled for 2010.
Abdu denied the accusations, saying Asamara is against terrorism.
“We fought terrorism long time before it became fashionable and it became a cliché in 9 /11 (September 11 2001). We fought it back when we were struggling for our independence in the late 1980’s. Why are these statements? Because we chose to be free and independent we didn’t allow ourselves to be servants like the regime in Ethiopia. So, this is the price that we are paying because we are free…we said no to neo-colonialism,” Abdu said.
The United Nations Security Council last week imposed an arms embargo on Eritrea and vowed to slap financial and travel restrictions on its leaders for allegedly arming hard line Somali Islamic insurgents.
The embargo reportedly followed months of international frustration over Eritrea's alleged role in arming al-Shabab, an Islamic insurgent group that is fighting to overthrow Somalia's transitional government.
But Abdu said Washington is behind the UN imposed arms embargo.
“In the first place it is not the United Nations…it is the United States. United Nations is simply being instrumental in this thing. As far as the resolution is concerned again it’s a disguise for other hidden agenda,” Abdu said.
He said Asamara will continue its “constructive engagement” in stabilizing the Horn of Africa region despite the UN arms embargo.
something great is comming to eritrean and ethiopia in the near feuture in the name of amanuale(god with us) jesuse is lord and savior.
Ali Abdu, “we chose to be free and independent” , how can you convince your own people that they are free and independent while they are fleeing by thousends every day.
What do we expect from Shaebya? If any one ask Bin laden if he is terrerist he will say ” no I’m a prophit” the same for Shaebia period
Ethiopia should not open any dialog with shaebia what os ever in the future. Ethiopia should wait until shaebia toppled.
BE’ABUNE AFTSE-ZE’YEHA YE’INATWO GEDAM YIHUNBIGN’INA, BEMENFESSE GIBIZNET TEWLDEW BEGIBZNET INDAYIMOTU NISSEHA BIGEBU MIN YIMESSLIWOTAL ??
Hey Mikias, who said Jesus is not Lord? I think this is a political conference not religious outcry. It is good to wish and hope a good thing however you have to understand not to mix religion and politics.
As far as Eretria’s behavior, they will be punished more as long as they keep cooperating with Iran. The main thing people need to understand here is, the sanction is not because of supporting insurgence in Somalia, in my opinion that is not the most priority towards US interest comparing with having IRAN in DAHLAK or ASAB which helps to full fill the IRANIAN dream to wipe Israel of the map and that is very crucial for the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. ERITREAN leaders can sell anything for money from disposal of toxic chemicals (radio active materials) which can affect the generation of Eritrea and neighboring countries selling arms to Sri Lanka and Somalia you name it.
“We are free and independent.” I am sure he mean Isaias and co.
The neurotic child is crying once more.
amen amen amen
it always amazed me, some people may lie some times and some where. but i never see and never expect to see in the near future those shabeans to speak a single word which is truth. at even this critical time they are still cheating and laying.remember, when they have defeated by our gallant force in badme, those foolish Eritreans has been beat kebero in Asmara hearing what the propaganda has lied. now it becomes obvious that the regime in Eritrea is at its 11.59 hour. but still laying.
bravo abdou keep it up your country free from colony and stabilizing the horn.the sanction is not affecting only asmara but also the horn
There should be no doubt in your mind that Eritrea will have Badme by hook or crook. The rule of law should be respected and all international forces that respect the rule of law are behind Eritrea.
Again, the end game for Eritrea is the respect of the rule of law. Everything between now and when the rule of law is respected, is just an extra drama. It is just entertainment. I advice citzens of A- weird -GAME to understand they are just being entertained.
What beligrance, what shamelessness. Well that is shabia for you and woyane is not far behind. One thing right this man says is what a liar they, shabia and woyane both, are. What is comical is he has forgoitten it was the sudan who did helped in the early days of the terrorist shabia/woyane movement.
The audacity of this punk ass shabia who has been a terrorist all his life calling the then legitimate Ethiopian government that was fighting his terrorists group, a terrorist, is beyound comprehension. What a punk shabia. As they say, if one does not see the error of his ways, one will not be truthfull… liar shabia.
We are vigilante and strong as never been before, we will see what will happen. Eritrea never ask for aid nor for donation we never had starvation as many of you wish for us, thanks to PIA, we respect his work and decision and not getting into prostitution, ha ha lol.
first of all, A banana republic with remittance based economy is hardly independent. secondly do eritreans ever wonder how long they can continue to blame others for all their deficiency or shortcomings? the idiot complains about ethiopia being a western puppet and so on, but does he understand that making friends by itself takes skill and maturity which Eritreans lack by nature? does he understand Ethiopia’s right to chose it’s friends and do right or wrong to to protect it’s own interest? so what is the point of crying foul when the whole point of being independent is to put up or shut up? so my dear eritreans, no matter how we do it, the name of the game is ” us against you". simple us that. put up or shut up
“I mean they don’t even blink when they lie.” Not that i support the recent sanctions imposed upon you but that’s one funny statement coming from our heavily confused Eritrean brother who’s lying to his teeth when he renounce their habitual game of sponsoring sergogebs. Believe me, i’m not even entirely against the LFs wrecking havoc in my country but YOU DO support them and do so for one particular reason whilst Ethiopians support them to get out of the iron fist of the fascistic gov’t of woyane. One thing we all know is that these LFs will never succeed in their quest of releasing 70+ million Ethiopians from their imprisonment in their own country unless of course they join arms and stand on common ground to oust their common enemy, weyane.
“Because we chose to be free and independent we didn’t allow…” now that’s a good statement, you finally admit that all you’ve been fighting is neo-colonialists which never equates to Ethiopia, your own mother who plenty times has fallen prey for colonial powers but each and single time has fought back her enemies back to whatever kind of hell on earth they came from. And unless you’re in a static delusional state that’s a big BOLD FACT (a REAL history of grandiosity as one Amiche blogger would call it) not even western supremacists can erase from their own history books. Now YOU, the former slave, have the audacity to call us slaves? No moron, it’s rather once a slave always a slave, the only thing we’ll admit to is that our gov’t is a hateful, mercenary, perpetuated first by you and now aided by western countries and as such a home grown cannibalistic, blood thirsty, group who would do anything in this world, including performing services of any kind, to out survive the once, fearless unless before GOD the almighty, ppl of Ethiopia. I doubt that will ever happen though, as long as there is an Ethiopian breathing. One day, one way or the other we will be free from weyane.
displaced:I’ve written you a reply on the last thread and hope you’ve seen it.
Igzer EtyoP’yan And’ Yargat, Kek’fum YiT’ebikat.
Wakes up every day proud that I’m an Ethiopian.
No matter what the fucken world or Ethiopia said I sure you nothing will happen to E R I T R E A. Ethiopians with all problem surrounding your country why do you waste your time dreaming bad thing to happen to Eritrea. Pray to all your opposition party in prison, pray to your leader not to sell your 300,000 free lands to western.
“Ethiopia’s security services chief reportedly accused neighboring Eritrea of arming “TERRORISTS” along the Ethiopian-Sudan border to disrupt elections in both countries scheduled for 2010.”
one word he (woyane man) forgot to say .. deldeye afrash?… now i blive history repets itself!!
i heard mengistu hailemariam said those words a9 years ago!
“neo colonializm, political prostitution” What the hell is this brain dead shabia is talking about. It is not Ethiopia who gave you suckers an arm imbargo as you deserve. It is the UN to cry out loud. Let me tell you this. Don`t apear as if you were strong and brave fighters, and proud nation, because that is not the fact. History tells us that YOU have been licking Italians asses for decades until Haile selassie the Emperror of Ethiopia came and saved you out of your missery. Go back to school learn how to read and then find some history books and READ and learn about your self.
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