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Invasion Over And Occupation Of The Sovereign Territory Of Eritrea Must Terminate

In an apparently flamboyant mass media story, the TPLF regime last week announced to have carried out raids over certain targets within the sovereign Eritrean territory. Irrespective of the consequences that only the Government of Eritrea is well aware of, the last of US-TPLF flagrant incursions—which this same clique admitted in its immodest testimoni¬als—are not only brazen infringements on international conventions, but also have contravened the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of the State of Eritrea. Such a provocative adventurism and unwarranted acts of hostilities are merely engineered and orches¬trated by the US Administration, carried out by its subservient minority in Ethiopia, while at the same time endorsed by the so-called Monitoring Group, which is playing an illicit role of a plaintiff.

Yet, these isolated incidents by no means constitute the fundamental issue. The whole scenario is all about the sovereign Eritrean territories, including Badme, that have for the past ten years been and still remain under the occupation of obstructionist forces through their subservient TPLF regime. This act of invasion and occupation is tantamount to gross violation of international laws. Article 2 (4) of the UN Charter stipulates: “All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations.” In violation of its own principle, however, the US-driv¬en UN has failed to live up to its mandate in taking punitive measures against the TPLF regime.

Hence, the sum total of all the aforementioned factors laid a ground for the US to carry out these last desperate incursions. It comes as no wonder that the TPLF regime sent a statement to the UN Security Coun¬cil in a dumbfounding sarcasm about the ‘incursions’ it claims to have undertaken.

The Eritrean Government strongly denounces the utterances made by some countries calling both Eritrea and Ethiopia to abide by the Algiers Peace Agreement and refrain from the use of force, thereby putting the invader and invaded on equal footing and eventually undermining the core issue. As the blatant invasion and occupation that has been and is being carried out by the TPLF regime and its backers represents naked violation of international laws, it would expose the security, peace and stability of the Horn of Africa to danger. Thus, the UN Security Council or other organizations of the international community should:

1. Unequivocally condemn and take punitive actions against the TPLF regime; and,

2. Lift the illegal and unjust sanctions imposed upon Eritrea.

This is so, for the rule of law to prevail over the rule of jungle!


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