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UN slaps sanctions on Eritrea

2009-12-24 11:58

New York - The UN Security Council slapped Wednesday an arms embargo on Eritrea and targeted sanctions on its leaders for aiding Somali rebels and refusing to withdraw troops from its Djibouti border.

Thirteen of the council's 15 members voted in favour of Resolution 1907 but veto-wielding China abstained while Libya, the lone Arab member of the council and the current chair of the African Union, voted against.