Ethiopia, U.S. must champion lifting of UNSC arms embargo on Eritrea - News Summed Up

Ethiopia, U.S. must champion lifting of UNSC arms embargo on Eritrea


Ethiopia and the United States must jointly sponsor a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution aimed at lifting an arms embargo imposed on Eritrea, an ex ambassador of the United States has said. In view of UN report clearing #Eritrea of all charges related to al-Shebab, US and #Ethiopia should jointly sponsor Security Council resolution to lift sanctions. The 60-page document asked the U.N. Security Council (UNSC) to consider lifting the arms embargo on Eritrea. The UNSC via Resolution 1907 (2009) imposed an arms embargo on the Horn of Africa nation 16 years after it attained independence from Ethiopia. In August this year, Cohen had called for Ethiopia – in their capacity as head of the UNSC – to propose the lifting of sanctions on Eritrea.


Source: Ethiopian News November 13, 2017 23:03 UTC


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