Eritrean Government Denies Leasing Port Assab to the United Arab Emirates for a Military Base

Source: Sudan Tribune

Eritrea has dismissed reports alleging that the Red Sea nation has leased the port town of Assab to the United Arab Emirates.

Recently the Beirut-based Arabic TV channel Al-mayadeen reported that the UAE had acquired a 30-year lease for a military base in the port of Assab.

Asmara denied the report saying it was unfounded and deliberately aimed to tarnish the image of the country.

Eritrea‚Äôs Ministry of information accused the TV channel of broadcasting a speculative news “in a highly dramatized manner and without rudimentary verification.”

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