Djibouti accused Eritrea of occupation

Mahmoud Ali Youssouf

The East African state of Djibouti has accused neighboring Eritrea in occupation of the disputed territories that the Republic considers its. With the corresponding statement on Friday, June 16, was made Minister of foreign Affairs of Djibouti Mahmoud Ali Youssouf (Mahamoud Ali Youssouf), his words leads Reuters.

According to Yusuf, this happened after Qatar withdrew from the region of its peacekeepers on 12 and 13 June. At the same time there was placed the Eritrean military.

“Now they control the mountain Doumeira and Doumeira island. This is a violation of the resolutions of the UN Security Council,” — said the Minister, noting that Djibouti has filed complaints with the U.S. and the African Union.

Qatar withdrew its peacekeepers from the border between Eritrea and Djibouti after the latter announced the reduction of the level of diplomatic relations with Doha. Thus the Republic followed the example of Saudi Arabia and several other Arab countries, decided to break off relations with Qatar. Such measures there explained that the Emirate ostensibly destabilizie the political situation in the region and supports terrorism, including grouping “Islamic state” and “al-Qaeda” (both banned in Russia).

The border conflict between Djibouti and Eritrea began in 2008, its active phase lasted three days, from 10 to 13 June. After the parties announced a cease-fire, the disputed territory was occupied by the troops of Eritrea, but later, in 2010, the border was placed peacekeeping troops from Qatar.