Ethiopia blows up Trump’s remark that Egypt will ‘blow up’ dam

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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Ethiopia on Saturday denounced « belligerent threats » over the huge dam it nearly completed on the Blue Nile, a day after US President Donald Trump said the Egypt downstream would ‘blow up’ the project it called an existential threat

Without naming Trump or the US, the statement from Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s office came amid an outcry in Ethiopia over Trump’s latest threat to the $ 4 dam The Ethiopian Renaissance Grand Dam of 6 billion is a source of national pride, aiming to lift millions of people out of poverty

« The man has no idea what he is talking about, » tweeted former PM Hailemariam Dessalegn, calling Trump’s remark reckless and irresponsible

Trump made the comment by announcing that Sudan would begin to normalize relations with Israel Downstream Sudan is party to talks with Ethiopia and Egypt over the disputed dam « They (Egypt) will eventually blow up the dam « , said Trump » And I said it and I say it loud and clear … they’re going to blow this dam And they have to do something « 

The US president earlier this year told the State Department to withhold millions of dollars in aid to Ethiopia over the dam dispute, which angered Ethiopians who had accused the US for having been biased in its previous efforts to negotiate an agreement on the project between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan Ethiopia has moved away from these talks

« Occasional statements of threats from belligerents to make Ethiopia succumb to unfair terms still abound, » Ethiopia’s statement said on Saturday « These threats and affronts to Ethiopian sovereignty are ill-advised, unproductive and manifest violations of international law »

The Egyptian government made no comment on Trump’s remarks, but pro-government media covered them extensively

Egypt has repeatedly stated that it wishes to resolve the dispute through diplomatic means, but said it will use « all means available » to defend the interests of its people

Ethiopia celebrated the dam’s first filling in August, citing heavy rains, to Egypt’s dismay Ethiopia has subsequently banned flights over the dam over concerns over a possible military action by Egypt

Now, with Trump’s new remarks, some Ethiopians are urging Ethiopian Americans to help him remove him from office in next month’s election

According to Abiy’s office, talks with Egypt and Sudan have shown significant progress since the African Union stepped in to oversee them Trump’s statement could undermine this process, Abel Abate Demissie said, Chatham House associate researcher, adding that this proves the US was not an honest broker from the start

Ethiopia says colossal dam could help it become a major exporter of electricity Egypt depends on the Nile to supply its farmers and a burgeoning population of 100 million with fresh water

Negotiators said key questions remained about how much water Ethiopia would discharge downstream in the event of a multi-year drought and how countries would resolve any future disputes Ethiopia rejects binding final stage arbitration

Military strike on dam would be disastrous, warned water expert The dam already has over 49 billion cubic meters of water in its reservoir, « Abebe Yirga told The Associated Press. » This will affect thousands of people along the way if this huge amount of water gushes out of the dam « 

The Blue Nile joins the White Nile in Sudan to become the Nile, and about 85% of the river’s flow comes from Ethiopia Officials hope the dam, now three-quarters complete, will reach full production capacity. electricity in 2023

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