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US and Eritrea reached behind door deal to water down COI recommendations

Understanding the gravity and magnitude of the COI recommendations to refer Eritrea to international court for the alleged crimes against humanity, Eritrean government has finally granted a visa to assistant secretary to African Affairs to visit Asmara and meet the president himself. The behind door deal is for eritrea to enter into a constructive engagement with United States and in return, US will not push for COI recommendations to refer the matter to international court, instead a watered down version will be prepared which will allow periodic evaluations of Eritrea’s human rights conditions. The watered down version is expected to garner an unanimous vote and it is expected to be endorsed by Eritrea.
The reason for keeping US secretary visit to Eritrean undeclared is to not hurt TPLF led government’s feelings, however US seems to be interested to bring in eritrea to its fold and also have eritrea play a positive role in helping ethiopia to go through a peaceful transition!US diplomats are quietly telling TPLF government that the way it is leading Ethiopia is unsustainable and it has to form an all inclusive government in Ethiopia and US is convinced that Eritrea due to its hosting more than a dozen armed Ethiopian rebels,it would play pivotal role toward this goal. US administration has reached to the point that TPLF’s days are over!

The watered down version which will be prepared by human rights council on Eritrea will come as a major blow to tplf led government as it was expecting the US to push in full force that COI recommendations applied on Eritrea in letter and spirit. ERITREA BY AGREEING TO ENGAGE US HAS MADE A U-TURN IN ITS FOREIGN POLICY AND PULL THE CARPET FROM UNDERNEATH OF THE TPLF LED ETHIOPIAN GOVERNMENT’s FEET!

Source: Dehai News


  1. Ethiopia has lost the bid for permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council .Recently it was announced Ethiopia is only awarded a temporary seat at the UNSC came following the unanimous endorsement at the 26th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of African Heads of State and Government, held from 30-31 January 2016 in Addis Ababa.
    In 2015, the Government of Ethiopia announced its bid for a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council for 2017–18.

    The the UN security council is one of the five principal organs of the United Nations, charged with the maintenance of international peace and security as well as accepting new members to the United Nations and approving any changes to its UN charter.

    Its powers include the establishment of peacekeeping operations, the establishment of international sanctions, and the authorization of military actions through security council resolutions; it is the only UN body with the authority to issue binding resolutions to member states.

    Each year, the UN General Assembly elects five non permanent members (out of ten in total) for a two-year term. The ten non-permanent seats are distributed on a regional basis: five for African and Asian countries; one for Eastern European countries; two for Latin American and Caribbean countries; two for Western European and other countries.

  2. If this is true that Eritrea is mulling to come to the fold that could lead to a permanent peace in that region, it is something to be thankful the policy makers of Good Ole USA. One life is too many. Precious lives have been lost is senseless wars during the last 50 years and the most recent 20 years. Both countries should immediately stop propping up armed groups hell bent on violent form of opposing a regime. Just picture this. Can you imagine how both countries shoot into a developmental stratosphere industrially if decide to coexist as they are now peacefully? I can. Both countries have largely very industrious peoples. They are both very fast learners and always eager to acquire new technology. With a combined population of more than 100 million, the sky would have been the only limit. With one respecting the sovereignty and dignity of the other including their own citizens, it is nothing but roaring lions on the Horn!!! Roaring Taiwan on the Horn!!! I am a dreamer for the people who produced me, that very proud and glorious people!!! I am going to keep that dream and hope alive until I die. Insha Allah!!!

    • Ittu,

      USA has been the main source of instability of the Horn, you need to closely examine the conduct of US with Haile Selassie thus paying a blind eye to his maladministration they did not care like wise when woy-ane is killing Ethiopians, USA is still supporting TPLF regardless for their cruel conduct thus leaving the country tethering on the brink of collapse so why praise USA after all their are the main trouble manufacturers and trouble senders!!!

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