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Wikileaks highlights regional tensions

Wednesday 15 December 2010 | News | Comments: 0

Djibouti Foreign MinisterFurther analysis of the Wikileaks cables from US Embassies indicates that Djibouti’s Foreign Minister Mahamoud Ali Youssouf in April 2008 expressed the view that President Afewerki of Eritrea was a ‘lunatic’.

The cables refer to the military stand off between Eritrea and Ethiopia, and the reported view of the Djibouti Foreign Minister that Eritrea was supporting Somali rebels in Southern Somalia in order to keep the Ethiopian military engaged elsewhere. In the cables Foreign Minister Mahamoud Ali Youssouf expresses the view, reportedly, that Eritrea believes that the US is helping Ethiopia and Djibouti in a campaign to isolate and militarily threaten Eritrea.

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