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Eritrea rejects United States sanctions on army General

In a statement, the Eritrean foreign ministry said it rejects sanctions of the United States on General Filipos Woldeyohannes. The foreign ministry said the sanctions are “utterly baseless”.

The US Treasury has accused forces under the command of General Filipos Woldeyohannes, chief of staff of the Eritrean Defense Forces (EDF), of committing massacres, looting, and sexual assaults.

But Eritrea in its statement asked the US to table “facts to prove its false allegations”.

The information minister tweeted the full statement:

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Under the sanctions, all property owned by Gen Woldeyohannes will be blocked, and any business with them in the US is prohibited.

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