U.N. Security Council Set to Lift Eritrea Sanctions on Wednesday

 




 

U.N. Security Council Set to Lift Eritrea Sanctions on Wednesday

 

 

www.reuters.com | Sept 12, 2018

 

 

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations Security Council is set to vote on Wednesday to lift a nearly decade-old arms embargo and targeted sanctions on Eritrea, diplomats said, after the country’s rapprochement with Ethiopia and thawing of relations with Djibouti.

 

 

Diplomats, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the 15-member council completed negotiations on Monday and agreed on a British-drafted resolution to remove the sanctions, which were imposed in 2009 after U.N. experts accused Eritrea of supporting armed groups in Somalia. Eritrea has denied the accusations.

 

 

A resolution needs nine votes in favor and no vetoes by the United States, China, Russia, Britain or France. Diplomats said Wednesday’s vote was likely to be unanimous.

 

 

The draft resolution, seen by Reuters, would immediately remove the arms embargo and targeted sanctions – a travel ban and asset freeze – imposed on Eritrea.

 




 

Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-eritrea-sanctions-un/u-n-security-council-set-to-lift-eritrea-sanctions-on-wednesday-idUSKCN1NH2C2?fbclid=IwAR13II3_qVSGXUf6-qmX7_QEMXXrYjU5QgGOujlWOC0at7M3sUSeG4mFVVw

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