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Arms embargo on Eritrea

In December 2009 the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) established in Security Council Resolution 1907 sanctions against Eritrea including an open-ended embargo on the supply of arms and military equipment to and from Eritrea. The Resolution was not unanimously adopted.

The sanctions were imposed in reaction to the findings by the UN Monitoring Group on Somalia that Eritrea had provided political, financial and logistical support to armed groups in Somalia and to the Eritrean refusal to withdraw its forces from disputed territory on the border with Djibouti and engage in diplomatic dialogue about this issue.

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Embargo type: Mandatory UN embargoes
Entry into force:
Establishing document: UNSCR 1907