Eritrea Requests Security Council to Reschedule President Isaias’s Address
Eritrea has requested the United Nations Security Council for an alternative date for President Isaias’s address to the Council, citing the “extremely short notice” it was given as well as the need to make necessary travel arrangements.
Following the “irregular” IGAD summit in Addis Ababa on 25 November 2011, it is said that the organization subsequently issued a baseless statement incriminating Eritrea as usual with an outright lie that lacks any evidence whatsoever. Moreover, the statement lauded Kenya’s invasion of Somalia and called for the Ethiopian government to ‘reinforce’ the invasion.
NEITHER GABON NOR NIGERIA REPRESENT AFRICA IN THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL
There are some quarters who try to imply the draft proposal that is being co sponsored and circulated by Gabon and Nigeria, requesting the UN Security Council to further a sanction against Eritrea, as being presented on behalf of Africa. This insinuation is entirely wrong and sheer deception.
The Government of Eritrea finds extremely regrettable the remarks attributed to the Foreign Minister of Kenya, H.E. Moses Wetangula,regarding the fabricated story of Eritrean arms shipments to AI Shabab in Somalia. The comments were unfortunate particularly in light of the expected visit of the Eritrean Foreign Minister to Kenya.
Accusations Against Eritrea: Pure Fabrication and Outright Lies
Newspapers in Kenya published stories on Tuesday accusing Eritrea of delivering weapons to AI Shabab in Somalia. The claims were been variously attributed to "one high-ranking East African official," "some officials," "internet sources," and "a Somali politician."