Eritrea says lifting of sanctions ‘is not enough’

Eritrea says lifting of sanctions ‘is not enough’

Eritrea’s information ministry says the government will not ‘abandon efforts for truth and justice’, even though the United Nations has lifted sanctions it has long called ‘unjust and illegal’.

The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday unanimously voted to lift a nearly decade-old arms embargo and targeted sanctions on Eritrea after the latter made peace with Ethiopia and Djibouti.

Eritrea was congratulated by several allies including Somalia and Ethiopia, even as the information minister Yemane Meskel congratulated the Eritreans for their ‘defiance, resilience and patience’.

In the event, the UNSC shoulders a responsibility of effecting amends to the wrongs done; above and beyond the lifting of the sanctions.

‘’…pays tribute to the vigorous defiance of the people of Eritrea inside the country and abroad against injustice,’‘

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