Ethiopia asked France to acquire Rafale, nuclear missiles

Daily News Egypt reporting afresh what was rumour last year.

The report indicates that Ethiopia asked France to acquire Rafale, nuclear missiles according refering to French Newspaper. “This list included 12 fighter jets (including Rafale and Mirage 2000), 18 helicopters, two military transport planes manufactured by Airbus, 10 Dassault Drones, electronic jamming systems, and about thirty M51 missiles with a range of more than 6,000 kilometres capable of carrying nuclear warheads”

This report was first published last year and now coming again amid tension in the Horn of Africa. Ethiopia has waged war against its previous dominant Tigray region. The leaders of the region indicated that if attacked, they will also cooperate with foreigners.

The Daily News Egypt goes on saying “the weekly French political and news magazine Le Point recently revealed a document containing a list of requests by the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to the Elysee Palace, including Rafale fighter jets, helicopters, and nuclear missiles.

On 22 July 2019, Ahmed sent a letter to French President Emmanuel Macron asking France to help strengthen the Ethiopian air force by providing a sophisticated arsenal of weapons.

This list included 12 fighter jets (including Rafale and Mirage 2000), 18 helicopters, two military transport planes manufactured by Airbus, 10 Dassault Drones, electronic jamming systems, and about thirty M51 missiles with a range of more than 6,000 kilometres capable of carrying nuclear warheads.

The newspaper pointed out that Ahmed’s request for nuclear warheads is illegal, especially since France and Ethiopia signed the non-proliferation treaty (NPT)”

Here is full report from Daily News Egypt

 

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