Eritrea's president-for life Isaias Afwerki warns West against imposing sanctions
Nov. 27 2009
Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki said the international community would regret moves to impose sanctions on the country, a government website said on Thursday.
Distorted anti-Eritrea accusations and intended measures as regards the Somali issue would be a resort the authors and implementers of which stand to regret: President Isaias
The U.N. Security Council is reviewing draft plans for punitive measures against the Red Sea state, which could include an arms embargo, travel bans and asset freezes for members of Eritrea's government and military.
The Asmara authorities are accused of backing an insurgency in Somalia by funnelling funds and weapons to rebels battling that country's U.N.-backed transitional government. More from Reuters