By Yemane G. Meskel,
CONCERTED and deliberate disinformation on Eritrea have ratcheted up these days for reasons that are not difficult to figure out. The main culprits are certain intelligence agencies masquerading as independent think thanks and their TPLF (Ethiopian) minions.
Latest planted story is the purported visit of Houti delegation to Eritrea.
Purpose of this disinformation is to insinuate links with Iran.
Iran has embassies in Djibouti, Ethiopia and the Sudan. It has also considerable investments and trade relations with these countries.
In Eritrea, Iran is represented by a non-resident ambassador. But normative Iran-Eritrea ties are misconstrued for purposes of disinformation.
The old story revolved around non-existent Israeli and Iranian military bases in Eritrea – truly explosive mix.
Now it is Iranian/Houthi dimension.
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Yeman G. Meskel is Eritrean Minister of Information and government spokesman. Until recently he was serving as Director of the Office of the President