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Two Years into The #TigrayGenocide: The US is Still ‘Increasingly Concerned’ By Fighting in Ethiopia

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on September 16, 2022

💭 “State Department spokesman Ned Price called on both sides to ‘halt immediately their military offensives’”

💭 Let’s compare the following official statements on Ethiopia, Armenia, Ukraine and Egypt and see the hypocrisy and bias of American foreign policy:

👉 Since the beginning of the genocidal war on Christian Tigray, Ethiopia on November 4th 2020 the state department repeatedly made such a half-hearted and hollow statement:

There is no military solution to this conflict, and all parties must begin ceasefire negotiations without preconditions.

👉 The exact same statement is made concerning the ongoing Muslim Azerbaijani and Turkish aggression against Christian Armenia:

We’re continuing to urge the parties to engage in the peace process. We urge that a cessation of hostilities be maintained, and we urge the disengagement of military forces and work to resolve all outstanding issues between Armenia and Azerbaijan through peaceful negotiations. Use of force is never an acceptable path, and we are glad that the continued engagement at high levels in Armenia and Azerbaijan has helped the sides reach a ceasefire. We continue to engage and encourage the work needed to reach a lasting peace. Again, there can be no military solution to this.

👉 And on Russia-Ukraine conflict:

The United States will continue our unwavering support for Ukraine as it defends its freedom – for the sake of its own people. Everything we have provided for our Ukrainian partners has had one purpose and only one purpose, and that is to enable to defend their country, to defend their territory, to defend their freedom, to defend their democracy against invading Russian aggressors. This is about equipping our Ukrainian partners with what they need to preserve their sovereignty, their independence, and their territorial integrity as well.

👉 And on Egypt:

“The Biden administration has taken an approach regarding Egypt that reflects the full range of our national interests. When it comes to the visit of President Sisi to Qatar, we welcome the visit and the recent meeting with the emir of Qatar. Both Egypt and Qatar are essential partners of the United States. Both have played an active role in facilitating peace in the region, and we support closer diplomatic, economic, and people-to-people ties between the two countries.”

On Wednesday, 10 people were killed in a second day of air strikes on the country’s Tigray region when twin drone attacks hit a residential neighbourhood in the regional capital of Mekelle.

The attack — the second in two days — came shortly after rebels said they were willing to observe an immediate ceasefire and participate in a peace process led by the African Union after about two years of war.

Mike Hammer, the US special envoy to the Horn of Africa, has been speaking to the Ethiopian government, Tigrayan forces and UN and African Union diplomats on the ground for two weeks.

“We are increasingly concerned by the growing military activity in northern Ethiopia. We strongly condemn the resumption of hostilities,” said Mr Price.

The Ethiopian government said Wednesday it was “committed” to the AU-led peace process.

“These actions are inconsistent with the government of Ethiopia and Tigrayan regional authorities’ stated willingness (for peace talks),” he said.

Both sides have accused the other for the resumption of fighting in late August which shattered a five-month truce that had allowed the delivery of aid.

An untold number of civilians have died, with the US alleging “ethnic cleansing,” since war broke out in late 2020 between the central government and the TPLF, which had ruled Ethiopia for decades until Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took office in 2018.


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