Ethiopia conflict

NATO has not released a statement about planning military action against Ethiopia

Updated on 20/06/2021 at 16:23

Facebook posts shared hundreds of times online claim that members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) agreed to take military action against Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali’s political party, the Prosperity Party, and plans to bring charges of human rights violation against government officials due to the ongoing conflict in the Tigray region. The claim is false; there is no evidence that such pronouncements were made at NATO's recent meetings. Furthermore, an official at the organisation confirmed to AFP Fact Check that NATO “has not made any statement with regard to the situation in Ethiopia”.