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U.S.’s Blinken, U.N. chief discuss human rights abuses in Ethiopia’s Tigray region

By Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, in a call with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, discussed the importance of an international investigation into reported human rights abuses in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, the State Department said on Friday.

It said that in the call, which took place on Thursday, Blinken also called for “enhanced regional and international efforts to help resolve the humanitarian crisis, end atrocities, and restore peace in Ethiopia.”

The United Nations said last week that Eritrean troops were operating throughout Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region and reports suggested they were responsible for atrocities.

Reporting by Eric Beech; Writing by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Leslie Adler

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