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U.S. sanctions Eritrea’s military, ruling party over role in Ethiopia conflict

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By Missy Ryan and  Max Bearak November 12, 2021 The United States announced new sanctions on Eritrea’s military and ruling political party Friday, intensifying the Biden administration’s effort to pressure those involved in a punishing civil conflict in neighboring Ethiopia. The Treasury Department’s designations target the Eritrean Defense Forces and the People’s Front for Democracy and Justice, which together run almost every facet of life in the long-isolated country, as well as several senior Eritrean figures and organizations. “Eritrea’s destabilizing presence in Ethiopia is prolonging the conflict, posing a significant obstacle to a cessation of hostilities, and threatening the integrity of the Ethiopian

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