Today, Sunday, Djibouti responded to the statements attributed to a US military official about the work of US forces in Djibouti, stressing that it will not allow the United States to use its territory to interfere in Ethiopia.
A pro-government rally to denounce what organizers say is the Tigray People’s Liberation Front and Western countries’ interference in the country’s internal affairs, at Meskel Square in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, November 7, 2021.
Ethiopia denounces US sanctions against Eritrea and says the latter’s government is fighting “terrorism”
Cairo – Sputnik. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Djibouti, Mahmoud Ali Youssef, confirmed in a statement: “This will not happen because the government of Djibouti has relations with its neighbors,” noting that some have expressed concern about the use of Djibouti’s territory for hostile interference in neighboring countries.
The foreign minister added, “Djibouti appreciates its strategic partnership with the United States, and certainly this partnership is not directed against any other country.”
And the US Treasury announced that it had imposed sanctions on the Eritrean army and its only political party, for their involvement in the ongoing crisis in northern Ethiopia. “, according to the statement.
The sanctions also include the People’s Front for Democracy and Justice, led by Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki, the ruling party and “the only legal one in Eritrea”, as well as the head of the Eritrean National Security Bureau, Abraha Kasa Namariam, the “Headry Trust” company of the ruling Eritrean party, and Agus Gebriyot and Kidan The party’s economic advisor and CEO of the Red Sea Trading Corporation.
For his part, US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, stressed in a statement that “if the parties fail to achieve tangible progress, America stands ready to pursue additional sanctions, including against the government of Ethiopia and the Tigray Liberation Front.”
He stated that “credible accounts of the involvement of Eritrean forces in serious human rights violations, and America remains deeply concerned about the behavior of all parties to the conflict, should immediately withdraw Eritrean forces from Ethiopia.” The US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, expressed his concern about “the possibility of Ethiopia collapsing from within.”