US Appeals for Cease-fire in Ethiopia's Tigray Rejected

US Appeals for Cease-fire in Ethiopia's Tigray Rejected

Malaysia Sun-International·2021-03-26 15:04

WASHINGTON - A U.S. senator whom President Joe Biden sent as an emissary to Ethiopia says he urged Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to declare a cease-fire in the embattled Tigray region, but his appeal was rejected.

"I pressed for a unilateral declaration of a cease-fire, something the prime minister did not agree to, and pressed for a rapid move towards a full political dialogue on Tigray's future political structure," Senator Chris Coons told reporters during a briefing call Thursday.

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