Eritrea’s Foreign Minister, Osman Saleh, has blamed the United States for the current conflict in Northern Ethiopia’s Tigray region, adding that blaming Eritrea for the fight was unfounded.
The minister said this in a letter to the UN Security Council on Monday where he accused President Joe Biden’s administration of stoking further conflict and destabilisation through interference and intimidation in the region, apparently to resuscitate the remnants of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) regime.
Osman’s letter did not comment on the presence of Eritrean troops in Tigray. The Ethiopian government had previously denied the presence of Eritrean troops in Tigray but later admitted to it with a promise that they would withdraw.
International agencies also warned of a humanitarian crisis developing in the region with the UN chief, Antonio Gutteres, saying Tigray was on the brink of famine.
The Ethiopia-Tigray conflict, an ongoing armed conflict that began around midnight of 3–4 November 2020 in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia has claimed thousands of lives with a third of the region’s six million population fleeing to safety.