Jul 072012
 

ADDIS ABABA, Jul 7 – Eritrea on Saturday denounced as unfounded US sanctions imposed on two Eritrean government officials accused of links to al-Qaeda affiliated Somali rebels.

They had been targeted “not because there is a shred of truth or material evidence to the false accusations heaped upon them” but because the US wanted to give the impression it was tightening its sanctions, said a statement.

The United Nations had failed to establish the truth of the allegations, the foreign ministry statement added, describing the imposition of sanctions a “sinister ploy.”

On Thursday, the US imposed sanctions on six alleged backers of the Shebab rebels in Somalia, including Eritrean military officials Tewolde Habte Negash and Taeme Abraham Goitom.

They froze US-based assets of the six, and forbade any US business or individual from having dealings with them.

The sanctions were aimed at helping halt the conflict in Somalia and helping dismantle the Shabaab, said the US Treasury.

But the Eritrean statement denounced what it said were “hostile acts”.

They were, it said, “part and parcel of the persistent policy of the United States to destabilize Eritrea and undermine its sovereignty and territorial integrity in pursuit of misguided regional objectives.”

Asmara called on other countries to lobby against the inappropriate actions by the US and the UN against Eritrea.

A UN report last year accused the increasingly isolated Horn of Africa country of funding Shebab rebels in Somalia and gave details of what it said was a failed bomb plot on the African Union in Addis Ababa.

 
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  13 Responses to “Eritrea dismisses US sanctions on Shabaab-linked suspects Posted by AFP on July 7, 2012”

  1. The worst Human Right Abuse is to put unimaginable , fabricated , unjust and illegal sanctions against innocent population .

  2. isayas brought this on himself. now he cries like a baby.looser. I have never seen a liar as shaebia. everybody knows they were supporting alshabab and they were not even shy about it.Now when things start to bite they turn 360 degree and deny everything.They were not able to see the dangers of cosying up with terrorists before they set their asses on fire – miscalculation or ignorance? i don’t know and you can call it what you want. that is one of isayas afeworki’s sickness.

    • FOX WHAT ABOUT YOUR TIGRAY MASTER AND SLAVE MELES KEDAME? IS NOT A LIER? KIKIKIKI HE WILL DIE NEAR AND SOON! KIKIKIKI. AS YOU ARE A TIGRIAN ARAYE BELES SERVE YOUR TIGRAY NOT ERITREA. YOU TRY TO CALLED YOUR SELF AS AN ERITREAN? KIKIKIKIKI. BEYENAY EDELKA. TEHALMO ABEY KEYTREKBO. ISAYAS NOT LIKE YOUR FATHER TO SERVE THE PPL HE DO NOT KNOW LIKE YOUR KEDAME LEADER AND LIER. DEAR PR. ISAYAS AFEWORKI SERVE HIS CONTREY AND PPL NOT FOR USAID. WHEN YOU CALL IT YOUR SELF FOX IT IS RIGHT. WHEN WE SEE FOX THEY ARE THIFT OTHER PPL`S WHLTH LIKE WEYANE DOING.KIKIKKIKIIIIIIIIIIIII. WE KNOW FROM OUR HISTRY WHO IS OUR ENEMY. WE WILL SEE SOON WHEN WEYANE MELES GONE BU BRAIN TUMER AND WHERE YOU GO AT THAT TIME. KIKIKIKIK LONG LIVE PR. ISAYAS AFEWORKI AND PPL OF ERITREA. GOD BLESS ERITREA.

      • so what is your argument bro?So you think if meles is gone all your problems will be solved? you think you have the right to lie just because meles is a liar? i won’t blame you for that cause you might be suffering from the same ignorance ailment that your leader and his demented cheerleaders suffer from. and why are you writing so many kikikikis? behind that superficial laugh i see bitterness and irritation. anyways i am out for now

    • seems to u z one who sick

  3. hi fox whay dont you tell your real name how much did you get paid from your MATER MELES but it is bad news for MELES & HIS WUSHUMA SUSANRICE not eritrea it get sunction because MELES & SUSAN RICE where hoping eritrea get sucton on MINING & GOLD now MELES is starting to pull his hair out

  4. This kind of action is the whole mark of the failure of US administtration to act justly. When they fail or appear to things are out of theri hands they resolut in taking undemocratic action. Mr Obama came witha mantra of HOPE but this President and his foreing secretary are doing untold damages to AFrica and particularly to the4 horn of Africa.

    In deed true to form the former President Carter has labled this government as undemocratic and has abrogated its founders priciple in terms of human rights, the ability to tell the truth has failed miserably.

  5. Hey Fox

    neseka nay behaki wukaria wedi wukaria eka. Anta nefat wahid, do you have evidences that Eritrea support alshabab? Anta wukaria, awhile a go u and ur boss’s claimed there are 2000 Eritrean soldiers fighting along side Islamic court, and then other many bullshits, and then Eritrea tries to bomb African Union in addis, and then recently Eritrea 3 Plane load of arms deliverd to alshabab. You and ur alikes enemy of eritrea can believe ur crap.

  6. its nice news and the us and the international community have to do more a bout our country eritrea .a country with the 5 million population is the first reffugi producing country in africa .we etitreans dosnt have any right to live like normal people in our country our dream and aim has being haigaked by theise so call gaverment eritrea with out election and consutution .we must be part of that group so call gaverment or you canot live in that country at all . they turned the whole country open prison and they collect forced tax from diaspora and they give to so call ethiopian oppsostion and somailian alshebab naw that they are crying .when you have no rule of law no constuttion no election even acording to our tradtion and culture and no food no university only millitary so called colleges i dont know where is the moral camig to tolk a bout big countries which they help and asist not only thier citzens even reffugies like us

  7. Erigaz.for a comm.not apeard any problem?

  8. Am glad you all attacked fox, for he/she is a real fox, sneaky, leaky bastard. Tell me who you are and If you are a Tigrean Identify yourself as a Tigrean so as i will accept you for standing on the side of your own nation and government but please don’t guise yourself as an Eritrean. This is not a question of ISAYAS or SHABIA as you so called it. It rather is a question of vileting Eritrean Soverignity and believe you scratchy komal regardless of our stance to our government we are all united when it comes to the question of ERITREA.

  9. Wharever happened to your “resolute rebuff”, you pfdj crybabies? lol Let’s see you rebuff what’s gonna happen to you in the next couple of months. You’ve just been condemned by the UNHRC; you’re about to be crushed by the UNSC.