[dehai-news] Shabait.com: TPLF regime heading to ultimate demise, President Isaias underscores

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From: Berhane Habtemariam (Berhane.Habtemariam@gmx.de)
Date: Tue Jan 06 2009 - 12:19:05 EST

TPLF regime heading to ultimate demise, President Isaias underscores
By Staff
Jan 6, 2009, 13:04

Asmara, 6 January 2009 - In continuation of the interview he gave to the
national media, President Isaias Afwerki said that despite attempts to
prolong its stay in power through securing various types of external
subsidy, the TPLF regime is heading to ultimate demise. He underscored that
the regime's political line characterized with the policy of divide and rule
over the Ethiopian people continues to be exposed from time to time.


Indicating that the TPLF adopted the so-called Federal Constitution in 1995
in a bid to serve its narrow twin-purpose scheme, as well as prolong its
stay in power, the President pointed out that it not only gave the existing
natural differences in the country an institutional shape but also deepen
them. The growing animosity and political, as well as armed opposition
against the regime in various Ethiopian regions, including Tigray, is an
outcome of such a reality, he elaborated

President Isaias went on to explain that following rejection by the
Ethiopian people as a result of falling hostage to its own political line,
the TPLF regime resorted to the policy of seeking external support. The fact
that the regime became the servant of the US Administration is an ample
proof of that, which nonetheless exposed the regime to even worse situation
in every aspect, he added.

The President further noted that the Ethiopian economy is moving from bad to
worse due the fact that the regime from the outset embarked on controlling
and plundering the country's economy rather than promoting economic
development. In this respect, he pointed out that at a time when a quarter
of the Ethiopian population is suffering from famine, the TPFLF regime's
claim as if the country has registered economic growth is but sheer joke.


As regards the Eritrean-Ethiopian border issue, President Isaias underlined
that the TPLF regime has been totally defeated and that the issue has
undoubtedly reached legal conclusion. He asserted that although the regime
in pursuit of its narrow interests sought to foment animosity between the
people of Eritrea and Tigray, the people and Government of Eritrea, provoked
by the regime's perpetration of crisis and obstacles, did not at all
manifest animosity towards the Tigrayan people. The President declared that
as both peoples are destined to coexist together, relations with the people
of Tigray would play significant role in fostering sound relations and
mutual prosperity in the future between the people of Eritrea and Ethiopia
as a whole. He further asserted that Eritrea's relations with all political
forces in the region, including that of Ethiopia is aimed at creating
conducive ground for promoting peace and cooperation at the regional level.

On Djibouti's current smear campaign and the declaration of war against
Eritrea on the part of the country's President, President Isaias reiterated
that Eritrea would under no circumstances engage in squabbles and that it
sees no reason to resort to war. "We would only like to tell them: you have
declared war and you have a debt," he stated.

Regarding the TPLF regime's invasion of Somalia, the President underlined
that the subsequent massive acts of destruction to life and property the
regime committed in that country by far exceed the atrocities perpetrated by
the Haileselassie and Mengistu regimes. In this respect, he pointed out that
the two-year old invasion did not bear any outcome other than destruction
and utter failure. President Isaias further cited the huge inhumane crimes
committed against the Somali people, about which the world media did not
give due coverage owing to the pressure applied by Washington. And as such,
both the TPLF regime and the US Administration are liable to face justice
for these enormous crimes, he underscored. The President stated that Eritrea
has the obligation and trust to play due role towards restoring normalcy to
Somalia and promote peace in the region.

Concerning Sudan, President Isaias said that Sudan is currently at the cross
roads due to complicating external interference. He also stressed that as
Sudan's engulfment in endless turmoil would not benefit its people, Eritrea
and the region as a whole, the Eritrean government has not only been
involved in constructive engagement but also advocating the need for
extending the necessary support to Sudan so that it may not fall into such a
scenario. The President further affirmed that Eritrea would continue to work
for the benefit of the people of both countries and the region.
Commenting about the so-called Sana'a Forum, President Isaias stated that
the game is being played by the TPLF alone and that Sudan and Yemen have
only nominal presence in it. He added that the whole affair is not only a
manifestation of the regime's illusion and total bankruptcy but also
represents one of its failed foreign strategy.

ent-isaias-afwerki-part-2-jan-5-2009/> VIDEO: Interview with President
Isaias Afwerki (PART 2A & 2B from Jan 5, 2009)


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