Breaking News: USA Imposes Arms Embargo on Ethiopia and Eritrea In Relation to the Crisis in Tigray

Breaking News: USA Imposes Arms Embargo on Ethiopia and Eritrea In Relation to the Crisis in Tigray.

September 21, 2021

Source: Globe News Net

Arms embargo

US Department of State Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defence Trade controls(DDTC) announced today that it is codifying a new policy on Ethiopia and Eritrea which included “policy of denial for exports of defense articles and defense services” on Ethiopia and Eritrea.

USA Department of State Political and Military Affairs on its official Twitter account announced US government’s decision cautioning defence manufacturers to take notice of on Monday 20, 2021.

Here is the full text of the notice published on Monday in US Department of State Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defence Trade controls(DDTC)’s website


International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Addition of Ethiopia and Update to Eritrea.

On May 23, 2021, the Secretary of State announced restrictions related to security assistance for Ethiopia and a continuation of restrictions for Eritrea due to the crisis in northern Ethiopia. DDTC implemented a policy of denial for exports of defense articles and defense services to or for the armed forces, police, intelligence, or other internal security forces of Ethiopia and Eritrea reflecting this announcement. DDTC will soon publish an amendment to ITAR § 126.1 by adding Ethiopia to ITAR § 126.1(n) and updating the entry for Eritrea at § 126.1 to codify this policy change.

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