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Vol 51 No 10

Published 14th May 2010


Eritrea

Blaming the USA

On 23 December 2009, the United Nations Security Council voted 13 to 1 (Libya) with one abstention (China) to impose sanctions on Eritrea because it supported extremist opposition in Somalia, seized Djibouti territory and continued to try to destabilise Ethiopia. The sanctions include an arms embargo, travel ban and asset freeze. Names of individuals and organisations to be subject to sanction are the responsibility of the UN Sanctions Committee and the UN Monitoring Group on Somalia, whose mandate was extended for this purpose.

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