Ethiopia: U.S. State Dept. Daily Press Briefing - Ethiopia

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Washington, DC — Excerpt from the United States Department of State daily press briefing:

QUESTION: Ethiopia?

MS. NULAND: Yeah.

QUESTION: The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom says the United States needs to do more to convince the new government in Addis to respect religious freedoms for Muslims in Ethiopia. Are you - have you seen that? Are you doing anything about that with the new government?

MS. NULAND: I hadn't seen that particular statement, Scott, but you know that we've been extremely straightforward about our ongoing humanitarian - sorry, human rights questions with regard to the way Ethiopia develops. When the Secretary was there, she raised these issues, and we have been clear from this podium. So in the context of new leadership, we are renewing our hope that Ethiopia will continue to improve human rights standards for all inside the country.

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