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World Trump suggests Egypt may 'blow up' Ethiopia dam

00:11  24 october  2020
00:11  24 october  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Egyptians fear Ethiopia will fill the dam over a period of just a few years, which could choke off water supplies that Egypt needs downstream, especially for agriculture. Fraught diplomatic negotiations between Egypt and Ethiopia have for years centered on how quickly Ethiopia would fill the dam .

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he held talks with officials from Egypt , Ethiopia and Sudan over a new dam being built on the Nile River. "The meeting went well and discussions will continue during the day!". Trump said in a Twitter post.

US President Donald Trump on Friday voiced anger at Ethiopia over its construction of a huge dam on the Nile River and appeared to suggest that Egypt may destroy it.

a large body of water with a mountain in the background: Water levels at the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam in Guba, Ethiopia in July 2020 as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announces the © - Water levels at the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam in Guba, Ethiopia in July 2020 as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announces the "historic" early filling of the reservoir despite criticism from Egypt and Sudan

Trump made the remarks as he announced a breakthrough normalization deal between US ally Israel and Sudan, which like Egypt fears that Ethiopia will use up scarce water resources.

"It's a very dangerous situation because Egypt is not going to be able to live that way," Trump told reporters in the Oval Office with leaders of Sudan and Israel on speakerphone.

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Foreign ministers of Egypt , Ethiopia and Sudan agreed on Wednesday to work toward resolving their dispute over the filling and operation of a massive dam

Up to now, the Trump administration has endorsed Egypt ’s position over the Nile dispute. That may be enough to embolden al-Sisi to go for a showdown with Egypt has previously threatened to sabotage Ethiopia ’s dam . How it would do this presents logistical problems. Egypt is separated from Ethiopia

"They'll end up blowing up the dam. And I said it and I say it loud and clear -- they'll blow up that dam. And they have to do something," Trump said.

"They should have stopped it long before it started," Trump said, regretting that Egypt was in domestic tumult when the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project began in 2011.

Trump -- a close ally of Egypt's general turned president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi -- had agreed to Cairo's pleas to mediate over the dam, with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin leading talks.


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The State Department in September said it was cutting off aid to Ethiopia due to its decision to begin filling the dam despite not reaching an agreement with the downstream nations.

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Donald Trump can actually help mediate the dispute before it escalates into violence. After the three-way talks between Egypt , Sudan and Ethiopia failed, they settled on the US and the World Bank as This stalemate reveals that the Ethiopian dam is the base of power rivalry between two regional giants.

"I had a deal done for them and then unfortunately Ethiopia broke the deal, which they should not have done. That was a big mistake," Trump said.

"They will never see that money unless they adhere to that agreement," he said.

Ethiopia says that the $4 billion project is indispensible for its electrification and development needs and has voiced hope of beginning operations in early 2021.

Egypt depends on the Nile for about 97 percent of its irrigation and drinking water.

Sudan's Prime Minister Abdulla Hamdok, asked by Trump on speakerphone about the dam, voiced appreciation for US diplomacy and said his government wanted an "amicable solution soon" among the three countries.

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Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia restart Nile mega-dam talks .
Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia kicked off Sunday the latest round of talks over Addis Ababa's controversial dam on the Blue Nile, waters critical to the two downstream nations. The week-long negotiations, held via videoconference, include water ministers from the three countries, as well as representatives from the African Union, European Union and the World Bank. Previous three-way talks have failed to produce an agreement on the filling and operation of the vast reservoir behind the 145-meter (475-foot) tall hydropower Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). © Janis LATVELS Map of East Africa showing the Nile and the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

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