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Eritrean officials punch UN

afrol News, 6 March - Eritrean authoritires have renewed their attack on the United Nations, accusing it of supporting Ethiopia over the border dispute case.

Despite a ruling by an international tribunal that the disputed land belonged to Eritrea, Ethiopia refused to withdraw its troops from the area.

The two neighbouring countries had fought over the issue for two years.

A fuel blockade by Asmara have forced UN peacekeepers to withdraw from the border zones. Eritrean authorities blamed the

blockade on a nationwide shortages, but it would not allow the UN mission to import fuel into the country.

UN Security Council condemned the move, describing it as "systematic violations" of its resolution.

In a statement, Eritrean Foreign Ministry said the UN secretariat had abandoned its neutrality and decided to serve the wishes of Ethiopia and its cohorts.

Eritrea viewed the whole thing as "a manufactured crisis." It accused Washington and Addis Ababa of engineering negative campaign purposely to shift the attention from the core issue of Ethiopia's occupation of Eritrean territories.

Asmara has appealed to the Security Council to act decisively to end the illegal occupation.

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