The U.S. State Department yesterday released a
statement accusing the Eritrean government of fomenting violence in Somalia.
The release said Eritrea was “fanning the flames of violence in Somalia.” Eritrea has been instrumental in facilitating
support of the extremists to commit these attacks,” a spokesman was quoted as
saying in the release. “This support
must cease immediately.” The release
said Eritrea’s support for anti-government forces in Somalia is a serious
obstacle to the possibility of a more normal relationship with the United