US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken urged Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to accept an international investigation into accusations of atrocities in the Tigray region.
In a phone call to Abi Ahmed, Blinken asked “That the government of Ethiopia cooperate with the international community to facilitate independent, international and credible investigations into reports of human rights violations and hold accountable those behind them.”
The US State Department also said that Blinken urged Abiy Ahmed to stop hostilities in The northern region of Tigray, pointing to “credible reports of atrocities, violations and violations of human rights.”
She added in a statement that “the minister urged the Ethiopian government to take immediate and concrete steps to protect civilians, including refugees.” And prevent further acts of violence. ”
And Blinken emphasized that the United States“ remains ready to help solve the conflict ”in Tigray.
Tigray has a population of About five million people are at war between federal forces and the former ruling local party, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Tigrayans.