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UN Security Council Wrangles over Eritrea Sanctions

The resolution has now lost all its teeth to bite as proposed sanctions on mining industry and a ban on 2% tax have been taken out of it.

By Capital FM,

UN Security Council nations on Wednesday wrangled over a bid to impose new sanctions on Eritrea, which has been accused of plotting a bomb attack on an African summit.

With some countries insisting Eritrea’s President Issaias Afeworki be allowed to address the council, Russia led opposition to demands by the United States and Gabon for a vote Wednesday, diplomats said.

US ambassador Susan Rice said the 15 member council finally agreed to hold a vote on the resolution on Monday. Continue reading UN Security Council Wrangles over Eritrea Sanctions