Eritrea Still Rejects Kenyan Accusations!
The accusation by the Kenyan government alleging that “Eritrea sent three aircrafts carrying weapons to Baidoa” laid bare as utter lie, Eritrea still says.
Asmara, 12 January 2012 - The accusation against Eritrea by the Kenyan government alleging that “Eritrea sent three aircrafts carrying weapons to Baidoa” has been laid bare as utter lie, as well as the non-existence of such activities through the report sent by the Monitoring Group to the Security Council on December 2011.
The Monitoring Group, in its report to the Security Council, explained that the accusation against Eritrea alleging that it sent three aircrafts carrying weapons to Somalia was unfounded, and to the contrary external forces have entered Somalia uninvited and against Resolution 1725 (2006).
Regarding the accusation alleging that “Eritrea sent three aircrafts carrying weapons to Baidoa”, the Eritrean Ministry of Foreign Affairs in its press statement of 2 December 2011 underlined that the fabricated and baseless allegation was basically designed to “undermine Eritrea’s constructive regional and international engagement and please Ethiopia that continues to occupy sovereign Eritrean territory, in violation of international law and UN Security Council resolutions.”, besides being the main cause of instability in the region.
In another development, regarding the Monitoring Group’s report of December 2011 that “it is in the process of deepening its knowledge of Eritrean military services”,
and that, “Eritrea is arming Ethiopian opposition groups”, as a senior Eritrean Foreign Ministry official asserted: “the first allegation being an illegal act that violates Eritrean sovereignty and the latter indicates the biased nature of the reporters concerned for no evidence whatsoever”.
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