30/11/06 (B371) Somalie : après des heures de débat, les Nations Unies repoussent à six mois, la décision de lever l’embargo sur les armes à destination de la Somalie.

Note de l’ARDHD
Cette mesure était demandée, en particulier, le
GNT. Son Ministre des Affaires étrangères l’avait exprimé
clairement lors de la Conférence de presse qu’il avait donné
le 27 novembre au CAPE à la Maison de la Radio.

Cet embargo qui ne semble plus être
respecté, a-t-il lieu d’être. Il est clair que les Tribunaux
islamiques ont été ravitaillés en armes, mais aussi que
le GNT a trouvé des sources d’approvisionnement.

pourquoi le maintenir ? A vouloir maintenir une décision qu’elles n’ont
pas la capacité à faire respecter et qui est rejeté par
les parties prenantes, les Nations unies ne prennent-elles pas le risque de
se décrédibiliser … (encore plus ???)
______________________________ Sh Network

Lifting arms embargo on Somalia rebuffed as
UN monitoring group is given extra six months par Aweys Osman Yusuf

Mogadishu 30, Nov.06 ( Sh.M.Network) After
Hours of debate about the worsening situation in the war-ravaged country Somalia,
UN Security Council has finally urged members to abide by preserving the arms
embargo imposed on Somalia in 1992, condemning countries letting flow of weapons
in Somalia. Security Council member states including the United States were
expected to pass a draft resolution to partially ease the arms embargo on
Somalia so that African peacekeepers from the Intergovernmental authority
on Development (IGAD) member states would be deployed in Somalia.

The most anticipated resolution of alleviating
the embargo on Somalia was postponed indefinitely as UN Security Council instead
turned their concentration on a report posted on the internet by UN monitoring
team, which revealed ten countries that breached the arms embargo by supplying
Somalia’s vying sides with weapons and money. Most of the countries
blamed have denied any involvement in arming the transnational government
or the Union of Islamic Courts.

UN monitoring team for Somalia’s arms
embargo has had their work approved by the Security Council and was given
extra six months to proceed their work of preserving the embargo and report
to the Security Council about countries that violate UN resolutions of the
arms embargo on Somalia.

Analysts said if the embargo on Somalia were
lifted, the country would fall back to civil war as famine, starvation and
malnutrition would once again wipe out the civilian population in the Horn
of Africa like early 1990s when US military forces went to Somalia for relief
operations but ended in disaster.

The Islamic Courts leaders who spoke at a
massive rally in the capital Tuesday stated they would invite world Muslims
to come to Somalia and fight alongside the Islamist fighters against the foreign
troops in the country, Ethiopia in particular.

The unanimous resolution by member states
of UN Security Council has called on the weak transitional federal government
based in Baidoa, 250 km southwest of the capital and the Union of Islamic
Courts based in most central and southern parts of the country to go back
to the negotiating table in the Sudanese capital Khartoum for the third round
of peace talks without a delay.

United States assistant secretary of state
for African affairs Jendiya Frazer said the US government campaigned for partially
lifting the arms embargo on Somalia to let peacekeeping forces from East African
states go in Somalia to consolidate the tenuous government. She said the transitional
government lacks military muscles to face the powerful Islamic Courts forces
that sieged the small town of Baidoa headquartered by the government.

Frazer also indicated that US government’s
objective in Somalia was to form a sort a military balance between the Somali
government and the Union of Islamic Courts so that Islamic Courts would not
claim military dominance but rather should yield to peace talks with the government.

Islamic Courts defeated US backed warlords
in deadly battles in which several hundreds of Somali civilians have lost
their lives early June this year and then expanded to most central and southern
provinces in Somalia, including the capital Mogadishu.

The country’s central authority collapsed
in 1991 when tribal warlords ousted former president Siad Barre and then turned
on one another throwing the country into factional clan and sub-clan wars.