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UN demands Eritrea pull troops from border

UN demands Eritrea pull troops from border

The U.N. Security Council is demanding that Eritrea quickly pull its troops back from the Djibouti border and resolve the dispute with its neighbor in an area overlooking Red Sea shipping lanes.
In June, the Security Council condemned Eritrea for launching an attack against the tiny port nation of Djibouti, a key U.S. ally in the Horn of Africa, which the U.S. said left 44 Djiboutian soldiers dead and many more missing.
The council called for a cease-fire and urged the two countries to withdraw their forces from the border _ which Djibouti did, but Eritrea did not.
The resolution adopted unanimously by the council Wednesday expressed deep concern that Eritrea has not withdrawn its forces and has refused to engage in dialogue with Djibouti or accept the offers of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the African Union and others to help resolve the dispute.


Updated : 2021-05-18 22:18 GMT+08:00