[DEHAI] ER: Sebhat Nega said Ethiopia needs Assab

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From: Berhane Habtemariam (Berhane.Habtemariam@gmx.de)
Date: Wed Jun 10 2009 - 05:00:23 EDT

Sebhat Nega said Ethiopia needs Assab

June 8th, 2009 |


The founding member of the Woyanne tribal junta in Ethiopia, Ato Sebhat
Nega, told a meeting in Washington DC over the weekend that his party made a
mistake in giving away the Port of Assab.

Ato Sebhat Nega, the most senior member of the Tigrean People Liberation
Front (Woyanne) and its politburo, explained further that his regime will
soon reach a decision on Assab.

Ato Sebhat said that in an answer to a woman who asked him what his position
was regarding Assab, according to a member of the Ethiopian Review
Intelligence Unit who attended the meeting.

The predominantly Tigrean audience at the Woyanne-occupied Ethiopian
embassy's meeting hall was shocked by Sebhat Nega's answer. It is a
180-degree-turn from the long-held position of the Woyanne regime.

The decision by most of the Ethiopian opposition parties to cooperate with
the government of Eritrea is sending a chill through the spines of Woyanne
leaders. It is a time of desperation for Sebhat Nega and his Woyanne clique.
So it should not be a surprise for their leaders to talk about Ethiopia's
need for sea port now, after dismissing such a question for the past 18th

But the question by Ethiopians regarding "sea port" has recently been
answered to their satisfaction by President Isayas Afwerki of Eritrea.

President Isaias' clear and straight forward answer regarding this issue in
a recent interview with Ethiopian Review and EPPF has no doubt left the
Woyanne regime naked and further exposed its anti-Ethiopia stand. In the
interview, President Isaias said regarding cooperation on sea port, "the sky
is the limit." This answer is a bombshell inside the Woyanne camp.

Meanwhile, a film about "Sea Port" that was produced with the approval of
the Woyanne junta, is currently being promoted in the Diaspora with the help
of Ethiomedia.com.

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