Ethiopian embassy gunman triggers diplomatic row (By Abebe Gellaw)

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It emerged that the case of the Ethiopian Embassy gunman, Solomon “Wedi Weyni”, has caused a diplomatic row between the TPLF regime and the United States.
The U.S. Secret Service had announced on Monday that the embassy gunman was in custody. According to Ethiopian Embassy sources, embassy officials immediately complained that the gunman’s diplomatic immunity, as per the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, was violated. The gunman was freed later in the day after facing grilling by U.S. Secret Service. Established in 1865, the federal agency is mandated to protect the U.S. President, Vice President and visiting foreign leaders and dignitaries. The elite force also conducts criminal investigations.
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In the aftermath of the shooting incident, Brian Leary, spokesman of U.S. Secret Service, issued the following statement to members of the media:
“At approximately 1215 pm today, U.S. Secret Service Uniformed Division received information of possible shots fired in the vicinity of the Ethiopian Embassy, 3506 International Drive NW, Washington, D.C.Secret Service Uniformed Division Officers immediately responded and detained an individual believed to be the shooter. There have been no reported injuries as a result of this incident.MPD, State Department, and USSS Uniformed Division are on scene.”
Nicole Mainor of the U.S. Secret Service told this reporter that further information on this matter should be obtained from the State Department. She referred any questions related to the case to the State Department and declined to give further details.
In a brief statement, State Department spokesperson, Jen Psaki, said that the Department of State took the incident involving the use of firearm very seriously. “The Department is in contact with the Embassy of Ethiopia and the U.S. Secret Service,” she noted.
The investigation into the criminal incident is ongoing. The State Department is in talks with the Ethiopian Embassy on the fate of Wedi Weyni, who is likely to face either prosecution or deportation because of the criminal nature of the incident. The department is expected to give further updates in the next few days.
Wodi Woyni, a member of the ruling ethnic junta, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, was captured on video while dramatically brandishing a gun and shooting at peaceful and unarmed protesters.
The protesters said that they went to the embassy to protest recent mass killings in the Ogaden and Gambella regions as well as the detention of a number of journalists, bloggers and activists who have faced trumped-up terrorism charges.

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  1. The American government today October 1st deported the terrorist Ato Solomon Tadesse Gebreselassie (WEDI WOYANI) who opened fire at the Ethiopian Embassy. Ato Solomon Tadesse Gebreselassie (WEDI WOYANI) the head security at the embassy had prior records of war crime charges. He is traveling on Ethiopian Airlines flight number 777 he will arrive Addis Ababa Thursday morning. The special bodyguards under the order of Debretsion Gebremichael are awaiting for him to give him special protection in Ethiopia,they are ordered to live with him 24/7 at his place of residence in Ethiopia. .

  2. SIMILARITY BETWEEN THE EXTREMISTS
    Neftegna extremists getting their lesson from from ISLAMIST extremists (Al QUADA inspired Islamists in Libya who over run the u.s’s embassy and killed an American embassador and extremist ISLAMIST Iranians who took AMERICAN embassy workers in 1970’s). Now the copycat neftegna extremists residing in Washington dc also trying to do same by attempting to terrorize by Break in to Ethiopian embassy to hold Ethiopian officials hostage. The good thing is a mouse can not hold a lion as hostage.

  3. The lion that made Ethiopia a land locked country. A lion that gave part of the territory the country to Sudan. a lion that lost 90,000 soldiers in single war. a lion that is losing sleep over the prospect of losing power to the Boogy man “amhara”. a lion that roars with tank and machine gun to murder defenseless innocent civilians. A lion that believes in sex diplomacy by hooking little 14, 15 years old innocent girls with foreign dignitaries. a lion that deprives its people of their land so that the land will be used to satisfy Saudi’s rice needs. A lion that is afraid of being annihilated by GINBOT 7 army. god knows where that army is. A lion is not a synonym fit to woyane. and not certainly to this coward who shot at innocent civilians. UNLESs, a hyena has already being named a lion.

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