Sanctions and Arms Embargo
The Ethiopian Government’s forces along with Eritrean and Amhara forces has been committing a genocide against the people of Tigray. In order to ensure a cessation of hostilities, and the safety and security of Tigrayans throughout Ethiopia, it is essential that economic sanctions, travel bans, and an arms embargo be placed on the country and its military leadership.
- All countries should impose economic sanctions on all Ethiopian-origin imports, U.S. exports, and suspend all Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), pending a cease-fire and unrestricted humanitarian and media access to Tigray.
- All countries should impose a travel ban on all Military Officials and Generals.
All countries should impose an arms embargo to cut off military supplies to the Ethiopian government until peace is restored in the country.
- All countries should work with its allies to ensure similar UN mandated economic and military sanctions are imposed until the Ethiopian government agrees to a cease-fire and allows unrestricted humanitarian and media access to Tigray.
- All countries should work to impose the previously lifted UN Security Council arms embargo and targeted sanctions against the Eritrean government. Eritrea under President Isaias Afewerki continues to be a destabilizing factor in the Horn of Africa.