Anthony Blinken, US Secretary of State: “US gravely concerned by increasing cases of military blocking humanitarian access in Tigray”

“We again call upon the Government of Eritrea to remove its forces from Tigray. Both Eritrean and Ethiopian authorities have repeatedly promised such a withdrawal, but we have seen no movement towards implementation.”

Source: US Secretary of State

There are many credible reports of armed forces in Tigray committing acts of violence against civilians, including gender-based violence and other human rights abuses and atrocities. The conduct of the Eritrean Defense Forces and Amhara regional forces have been particularly egregious. The continued presence of Eritrean forces in Tigray further undermines Ethiopia’s stability and national unity. We again call upon the Government of Eritrea to remove its forces from Tigray. Both Eritrean and Ethiopian authorities have repeatedly promised such a withdrawal, but we have seen no movement towards implementation. We equally urge the Government of Ethiopia to withdraw Amhara regional forces from the Tigray region and ensure that effective control of western Tigray is returned to the Transitional Government of Tigray. Prime Minister Abiy and President Isaias must hold all those responsible for atrocities accountable.

5 comments

  1. This got to End this rely have to end soon this two evil decorators Abiy and President Isaias must hold all those responsible for atrocities accountable. But it needs action until 6 month why the wait ??? This two evils must be to prison and suffer with hunger no food. No medicine for this two plus the Amhara who are pushing cooperating with Esayas and Abyi also should be arrested let them feel it

  2. This, ‘ the United States is gravely concerned ‘ thing has become, may I say , some kind of ( can’t find right word ) on the suffering Tigray people.

    First, let me make one thing clear. This whole genocide on tigray stems from #amara elite mentality. US has a lot to answer for the creation of that mentality and its related false narative. For very long time, USA assisted heavily #amara colonizers without reservation.
    Logically, they should have helped in taming the beast they helped in its creation and growth. But, no they are not doing.

    USA is the mightiest, wealthiest country in the world. They do what ever they set their minds on. I don’t believe they are unable to get a meaning full resolution from the Security Council. They got ways and means; a lift of some kind of embargo or aid here and their would have sufficed to change any opposing nations stand.

    Bottom line I don’t believe at all USA Is genuine about stopping this Tigray genocide.

    Time to stope fooling our selves !

  3. If words are not followed by action, they are empty and do not help stop the genocidal crimes commited by Ethiopian, Eritrean and Amhara forces in Tigray. What is needed is an immediate action to stop using humaniterrian aid as a weapon of war by the enemies in Tigray.
    If the World is honestly concerned about the innocent civil population in Tigray, now is the right time to take a serious action against the Ethiopian and Eritrean Governments. Otherwise, the suffering of the people of Tigray will not have an end and I hope this is not what the rest of the World wants. Therefore, taking an immediate action against the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea would be neccessary. In short: impose sanctions on Ethiopian and Eritrean leaders and government institutions that are responsible for crimes commited against humanity and blocking humeniterian access in Tigray.

  4. Action ….Action Action…..action is what is missed, following the wards. You could save more lives ……

  5. Dear Mr. Blinken, time is of the essence. The people of Tigrai have suffered enough. Slow death from hunger is of the worst kind. Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia & Esaias Afeworki of Eritrea are hell bent in eliminating Tigreans where ever they can. They think that resolution after resolution, wanings from the USA & European Union don’t mean anything to these leaders unless followed by swift action. I appreciate your concern & I am hoping you will do something to stop the atrocities taking place in Tigrai soon.

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