Secretary of State Anthony Brinken expressed “deep concern” about the “humanitarian disaster” in the region in an interview with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Brinken urged Ethiopia to respond to the deteriorating situation on Monday, April 26 “Humanitarian Disaster” In Tigray, the risk of famine is high.In an interview with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, Mr. Brinken said “Deeply concerned about the country’s growing humanitarian and human rights crisis”, The State Department said in a statement, especially in the Tigray area.
The U.S. Foreign Minister also called for the withdrawal of Eritrean troops “Immediately, complete and verifiable”. Eritrea acknowledged the presence of its armed forces in the Tigris Islands for the first time this month and promised to withdraw them.Army from Ethiopian region of Eritrea and Amhara “Contribute to the growing humanitarian disaster and commit human rights violations”, The press release said.
Mr. Brinken said that Jeffrey Feltman is an experienced diplomat who has been appointed as the U.S. envoy to the Horn of Africa and will soon go to Ethiopia to emphasize the U.S. position.Longtime allies in Addis Ababa, Washington, are increasingly angry about the situation in Tigri, and Mr. Brinken has described the violence in the area “Ethnic cleansing”.
In November 2020, Mr. Abiy announced the dispatch of federal troops to Tigray to arrest and disarm the leader of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). Addis Ababa) accused of leading the attack on the federal barracks. The United Nations said that by the end of March, 1.7 million people had been displaced in Tigri-some had died of hunger.Last week, the Security Council adopted a unanimous statement. This is the first statement since the beginning of the conflict. It claims to be “Deep Concern” Face allegations and demands “Unblocked humanitarian access” In Tigri.