Ethiopia in Crisis: U.S. Strategy and Policy Response, Hearing Before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, First Session, May 27, 2021   [open pdf - 201KB]

This is the May 27, 2021 hearing on "Ethiopia in Crisis: U.S. Strategy and Policy Response," held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. From the opening statement of Robert Menendez: "Prime Minister Abiy has met our diplomatic initiatives with stonewalling, broken promises, and unfilled commitments. The Government has failed to provide unfettered humanitarian access, secure the withdrawal of Eritrean troops, or commit to a political solution to the conflict, and throughout it has engaged in misrepresentation and disinformation, including on the origins of the crisis in Tigray, the human rights and humanitarian situation on the ground, and the active involvement of foreign troops in the conflict. It has become abundantly clear that events on the ground call for a robust response from the U.S., the region, and the international community, one that conveys an unequivocal message. We will not tolerate war crimes, crimes against humanity, and ethnic violence. We must pursue accountability no matter how high up the chain of command responsibility lies. I support the Administration's announcement of visa sanctions and a pause in some assistance." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: James E. Risch, Robert F. Godec, and Sarah Charles.

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S. Hrg. 117-50; Senate Hearing 117-50
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