Somaliland: Government Condemns UN Security Council Resolution
Hargeysa, Somaliland, December 16, 2006 (SL Times) – Somaliland government rejected the recent UN resolution that lifted the arms embargo on Somalia and authorized the sending of regional military forces to protect the Baidoa based transitional government of president Abdillahi Yusuf and prime minister Ali Muhammad Gedi.
Somaliland minister of Sate for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Said Muhammad Nur, speaking to Somaliland Times said last Tuesday (12/12/06), that “The government of Somaliland has always stressed in the past that the partial lifting of the UN arms embargo on Somalia will bring dire consequences for the stability of the Horn of Africa and should be given serious thought and attention by the Security Council”.
The minister said, “Somaliland had long ago taken a clear stance rejecting the lifting of the arms embargo on
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