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Open letter to Honorable John Kerry Secretary of State (USA)

Ethiopian-Americans Dallas, Texas
Tigrai Online, Oct. 12, 2014

For immediate release.

Honorable John Kerry
Secretary of State (U.S)
October 12, 2014
Concerned Ethiopian American
residents of Dallas Texas.

Your Excellence Honorable Kerry,
"Thanks to our Emperor Menelik ll and Honorable Robert P. Skinner, an emissary of president Theodore Roosevelt, the U.S Ethiopian relation were established in 1903. Since then, Ethiopia is one of the United States' consistent and strategic allies. For the record, Ethiopia was one of the first countries to take part in the American Peace Corps programs."

Your Excellence Honorable Kerry,
We, the Ethiopian community and residents of Dallas Fort Worth, deeply appreciate the strategic and mutual relationships between the two ally countries. It’s our core believe that the strategic partner of the two countries in the global war on terror , military, and substantial economic co operation will be sustained for the benefits of both nations.

Your Excellence, under the Vienna convention on diplomatic relation signed 18 April 1961, which an international treaty that states,” a diplomatic mission enables to perform its function without fear of coercion or harassment by the host country” however, as taxpayer, residents ,and citizens of U.S, we have witnessed inappropriate , repeated and sultry harassments on the Ethiopian diplomats and high level government officials on the soil of highly developed, democratic, and justice of nation on earth(U.S). We strongly believe the situation ignites the mind and hearts of all Ethiopian communities in Diaspora and abroad as well. The Ethiopian people deserve dignity, love, and respect wherever they are and regardless of their situation. The Ethiopian Embassy in Washington DC attacked by handful we believe Ethiopian origin intruders entered in to the Embassy compound on Monday, September 29, 2014 noon, and took down the historic and symbolic Ethiopian flag., harassed the diplomatic staffs, and damaged Embassy properties.

Your Excellence Honorable Kerry,
Article 22, No 2 , of the Vienna convention on diplomatic relation states,” the receiving state is under a special duty to take all appropriate steps to protect the premise of the mission against any intrusion or damage and to prevent any disturbance of the peace of the mission or impairment of its dignity”. When we see our flag stripped off by the illegal people incurred in the heart of the Embassy, our mind and heart deeply saddened. When we see our diplomats, government officials, and Embassy staffs disrespect and insulted by those who live on the land of law, our thought flattened because we do not know exactly a single nation on earth that gives legal coverage for abusers, attackers, intruders, aggressors, and personal right violators . Personal violation is not and cannot freedom of speech. As matter of fact, it is the violation of freedom of speech.

Your Excellence Honorable Kerry,
Enough is enough. We, Ethiopian American community and residents of Dallas Texas, demand the following major pillar points from your state department and your

  1. Official condemnation on the illegal incursion of the Ethiopian Embassy.
  2. Respect Article 22 of the Vienna convention on diplomatic relation.
  3. We demand justice to those who illegally incurred on to the Ethiopian Embassy on Monday, September 29, 2014.
  4. We demand your co operation with the Ethiopian Embassy and authority on the process of legal proceeding issues.
  5. We demand no double standard. We demand no compromise when it comes to our flag but affirmative action from the state department and U.S government. Your Excellence, we thank with deep warm for your time to considering our letter. God bless the United States of America and Our beloved country Ethiopia.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Honorable: Hailemariam Desalegn.
Ethiopian President Honorable: Dr. Mulat Teshome.
Ethiopian Embassy Washington DC. Honorable: Ambassador Girma Biru.
Ethiopian Foreign Affair Honorable: Dr. Tewdros Adhanom

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