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IGAD’s Inappropriate Submission on Eritrea to the UNSC

Eritrea strongly objects to the submission and consideration by the UNSC the so called “Confidential Draft” disingenuously presented using IGAD as a face.

Eritrea has been the victim, in recent years, of repeated trumped up charges and falsified reports by hand-picked” expert groups” to advance the political agenda of harassment of certain powers. This unwarranted witch-hunting of Eritrea once and for all has to end.

By Ministry of Foreign Affairs,

1. On 16 December 2016 and at the request of Ethiopia, the Secretariat of the IGAD Sector Reform Program (ISSP), presented a briefing to the Security Council Committee, established pursuant to resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009), concerning Somalia and Eritrea.

2. The briefing was conducted in closed consultation, in an informal setting, on “the multiplicity of serious transnational security threats in the IGAD region”. The IGAD Secretariat circulated a “Confidential Draft” on the subject matter at an earlier date to the United Nations Security Council with the caveat that the circulated report included “preliminary findings only”. We are told that the “full report is scheduled for April 2017”. Continue reading IGAD’s Inappropriate Submission on Eritrea to the UNSC

Africa This Week: Eritrea Fighting UN Sanctions

By Islam Channel TV,

On the 80th edition of Africa This Week, we’ll be having a special look into the Eritrean diaspora demanding the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May to act now to lift the UN Security Council Resolutions 1907 and 2023 economic and arms sanctions that were imposed on Eritrea state in 2009 and 2011. Leading the country to many argue Eritrea into a greater secrecy nature.

Guest Speakers:
Berhene Semere, Eritrean Activist
Abdullahi Ali Hirad, President of National Somali Council


UNSC Approves Arms Embargo Implementation Assistance Notice and Exemptions on Eritrea

The Security Council Sanctions Committee approves updated version of Eritrea arms embargo restrictions, including exemptions to those restrictions.

By Security Council,

On 14 March 2016, the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009) concerning Somalia and Eritrea adopted its second implementation assistance notice entitled “Summary of arms embargo restrictions in place for Somalia and Eritrea, including exemptions”.

The implementation assistance notice is available on the Committee’s website in all six official languages of the United Nations at www.un.org/sc/suborg/en/sanctions/751. Continue reading UNSC Approves Arms Embargo Implementation Assistance Notice and Exemptions on Eritrea

Anatomy of the Lie: Eritrea, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States

Before it was proven wrong, Eritrea was consistently accused of harboring Iranian and Israeli military base on its ports. Now a new trend of unsubstantiated allegations is trying to gain currency and that is Eritrea’s involvement in the Saudi led war against the Houthi in Yemen. But a lie only travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.

By Sophia Tesfamariam,

Ever read a news report and get the feeling that something simply does not add up? Seems to be a lot of “stories” in cyberspace nowadays that simply don’t make sense-and some are being reported by what the public considered “credible” and “reliable” outfits.

One such story that is trying to gain traction is the unsubstantiated allegations about Eritrea, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States. In the past we have seen reports about Israel and Iran bases being established in Eritrean ports. These stories were posted by Ethiopia’s surrogates and in some cases western intelligence agencies, and have been proven to be categorically false. Today, cross checking of facts and separating comments from fact seem to be non-existent. Continue reading Anatomy of the Lie: Eritrea, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States

Statement by Eritrean Representative During the Adoption of UNSC Resolution on Somalia and Eritrea

“Since the two justifications for the imposition of the sanctions are nonexistent, the logical action should have been for the Security Council to lift the unjust sanctions against Eritrea and terminate the mandate of the Monitoring Group concerning Eritrea.” – Amba. Girma Asmerom

By The Eritrean Mission to the UN,

Mr. President,

I would like to thank you and the members of the UNSC for giving my delegation the opportunity to participate in an agenda item that directly affects my country.

I wish to extend my sincere thanks to the Chairman of the Committee and those representatives from different countries who in defending the principles of impartiality, objectivity and procedures of the UN Security Council have played a constructive role so that the draft resolution could reflect the reality in Eritrea, the Horn of Africa and the Red Sea Region. Continue reading Statement by Eritrean Representative During the Adoption of UNSC Resolution on Somalia and Eritrea

Ambassador Girma’s Interaction with the UN Sanctions Committee – 9th October 2015

Eritrea appeals to the Security Council to immediately and unconditionally lift the sanctions and terminate the mandate of the Somalia Eritrea Monitoring Group.

By Eritrean Mission to the UN,

The following is the full statement that was delivered by Ambassador Girma Asmerom, Permanent Representative of Eritrea to the United Nations, during an informal dialogue with the Security Council Committee Established Pursuant to the UNSC Resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009), in New York. Continue reading Ambassador Girma’s Interaction with the UN Sanctions Committee – 9th October 2015