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US warns of further action against Ethiopia, Eritrea over Tigray

The State Department's Acting Assistant Secretary for African Affairs in prepared remarks to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said that the security situation in Tigray has worsened in recent weeks

Reuters , Thursday 27 May 2021
Tigray, Ethiopia
A burned tank stands near the town of Adwa, Tigray region, Ethiopia, March 18, 2021. REUTERS
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A senior U.S. State Department official on Thursday warned that Ethiopia and Eritrea should anticipate further actions from the United States should those stoking the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region fail to reverse course.

The State Department's Acting Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs Robert Godec in prepared remarks to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said that the security situation in Tigray has worsened in recent weeks, adding that atrocities have been committed by all armed actors.

Eritrea's information minister, Yemane Gebremeskel, and Ethiopian foreign ministry spokesman Dina Mufti did not respond to calls and messages requesting comment on the prepared remarks on Thursday.

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