Ethiopia Denounces Western Entities’ Irresponsible Allegations

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia has condemned Western entities pushing “irresponsible allegations” for sinister political gain and trying to force the East African nation into submission.

The accusations come as the ongoing African Union-led peace talks between the government and rebel group, TPLF, to end the conflict in the Tigray region continues for four days.

In a statement today, the Government said it “can no longer tolerate the defamatory falsehood” being spread against Ethiopia by various western entities.

“It is shameful that they parrot TPLF’s irresponsible propaganda that the most heinous crimes could or might be committed in Ethiopia,” the statement read.

“They are not alleging intent or acts; they just say that there is a distinct possibility,” the statement issued by the Government Communication Service (GCS).

The GCS said “it is regrettable that few institutions of repute could not resist joining this orchestrated campaign against Ethiopia.”

According to GCS, some might be fooled into believing this defamation while others share the “intention of using these allegations to force Ethiopia into submission”.

“They are mistaken that by making such outrageous allegations they could intimidate the Government of Ethiopia to change course in its defensive measures against the TPLF,” the statement read.

The government acknowledged that venerable organizations and well-meaning actors could be unwitting participants in the campaign against Ethiopia.

But, it said some western entities’ intention is “to rescue this group no matter what,” and others openly admit that “they pushed such rhetoric because Ethiopia refused to succumb to their instructions.”

“The bandwagon of accusations and slander does not change facts on the ground,” the GCS said.

“The government of Ethiopia, thus, is forced to weigh its options and consider its relations with some states and entities that are making unsubstantiated and politically motivated accusations of such gravity against the country,” it added.

The government did not mention the names of the entities and states but said it “cannot continue to tolerate such extreme slander unanswered.”

The Government is committed to the AU-convened Peace Talks, said the GCS, “because it is determined to end the conflict peacefully and in a durable fashion.”

It “is equally committed to ensuring accountability for violations of human rights and humanitarian law arising out of the conflict,” the statement read.

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