Thursday , January 20 2022

The indignant White House promises to respond “quickly” and “decisively” after Ethiopia expelled seven UN officials: “We are preparing for aggressive action”



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The White House pledged Thursday to respond “quickly” and “decisively” after Ethiopia said it was expelling seven United Nations officials, including senior humanitarian officials, warning that it was preparing to take “aggressive action” under the president. Joseph R.’s executive order. Bidena Jr. from 17 September approving sanctions against people and entities that undermine peace in northern Ethiopia.

Press Secretary Jen Psaki is holding a press briefing on Thursday, June 3, 2021, at the White House White House Press Room.  Brady.  (Official photo of the White House Cameron Smith)
Press Secretary Jen Psaki is holding a press briefing on Thursday, June 3, 2021, at the White House White House Press Room. Brady. (Official photo of the White House Cameron Smith)

“The U.S. government strongly condemns the unprecedented government of Ethiopia to expel the leadership of United Nations organizations involved in ongoing humanitarian operations. We agree with UN leaders: This is a stain on our collective conscience and must stop, “said the White House press secretary. Jen Psaki he told reporters in Washington

Psaki said that the expulsion of UN workers followed the publication of reports that warn that “hundreds of thousands of people are dying of hunger in the north of Ethiopia.”