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27-Sep-2021 00:02:36
Eritrean Foreign Minister Osman Salih said that it is “inexcusable” that the position of certain countries, “notably the US and its European allies, to defend the TPLF’s illicit and dangerous acts of insurrection and mayhem and marshal all the tools in their disposal to rehabilitate it at any cost.” UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 27 SEPTEMBER 2021, NEW YORK CITY

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21 SEPTEMBER 2021, NEW YORK CITY

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2.SOUNDBITE (English) Osman Salih, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Eritrea:
“The grave danger that this reckless and illicit acts by this rogue group to Ethiopia, Eritrea and the Horn of Africa region as a whole is too evident to merit further elaboration. But what we find inexcusable is the position of certain countries, notably the US and its European allies, to defend the TPLF’s illicit and dangerous acts of insurrection and mayhem and marshal all the tools in their disposal to rehabilitate it at any cost.”
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4. SOUNDBITE (English) Osman Salih, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Eritrea:
“I will not waste your time here to recount the false narratives they have floated to create moral equivalence between the principal culprit and those compelled to take deterrent and reactive action warranted by international law and established State practice. This act in itself underlines the structural inadequacy of the global governance system that I intimated earlier in my speech. Eritrea has suffered enormously by similar previous acts. These should not recur again. The injustices meted on Eritrea by powers who feel they can trample the sovereignty of nations and peoples at their whim must indeed come to an end.”
5. Wide shot, General Assembly
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Osman Salih, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Eritrea:
“In Eritrea’s view, these are not intractable problems beyond direct resolution by the parties concerned through political goodwill and good-faith negotiations to advance mutual and long-term benefits to all the principal stakeholders. In regard to the Renaissance Dam in particular, acrimonious and internationalized forums will likely hinder an enduring and comprehensive arrangement that addresses the requirements of the principal riparian States – i.e. Ethiopia, the Sudan, and Egypt – within a framework of robust and long-term cooperation and available technological options and solutions.”
7. Wide shot, General Assembly

STORYLINE:

Eritrean Foreign Minister Osman Salih said that it is “inexcusable” that the position of certain countries, “notably the US and its European allies, to defend the TPLF’s illicit and dangerous acts of insurrection and mayhem and marshal all the tools in their disposal to rehabilitate it at any cost.”

In a pre-recorded message at the General Assembly Debate today (29 Sep), the Eritrean Foreign Minister highlighted that “the grave danger that this reckless and illicit acts” by Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) to Ethiopia, Eritrea and the Horn of Africa region as a whole is “too evident to merit further elaboration.”

He also said, “I will not waste your time here to recount the false narratives they have floated to create moral equivalence between the principal culprit and those compelled to take deterrent and reactive action warranted by international law and established State practice.”

Salih added, “this act in itself underlines the structural inadequacy of the global governance system that I intimated earlier in my speech. Eritrea has suffered enormously by similar previous acts. These should not recur again.”

He reiterated, “the injustices meted on Eritrea by powers who feel they can trample the sovereignty of nations and peoples at their whim must indeed come to an end.”

Salih also commented on the growing tensions in the past months in the wider region on issues of border dispute and the Renaissance Dam.

He said, “in Eritrea’s view, these are not intractable problems beyond direct resolution by the parties concerned through political goodwill and good-faith negotiations to advance mutual and long-term benefits to all the principal stakeholders.”

He continued, “in regard to the Renaissance Dam in particular, acrimonious and internationalized forums will likely hinder an enduring and comprehensive arrangement that addresses the requirements of the principal riparian States – i.e. Ethiopia, the Sudan, and Egypt – within a framework of robust and long-term cooperation and available technological options and solutions.”
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