Joe Biden blamed for ‘catastrophic’ G7 decision to abandon potential ally in Red Sea war

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EXCLUSIVE: Joe Biden’s administration has been blamed for a shock G7 communique which could have serious consequences in the war on the Houthis in the Red Sea.

Joe Biden‘s administration has been blamed for pushing a shock communique at the G7 which has potentially setback efforts to defeat Houthi terrorists trying to cut off one of the world’s main shipping lanes in the Red Sea.

Sources have told Express.co.uk that the US delegation led by Secretary of State Antony Blinken pushed for a communique attacking a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Somaliand, a former British protectorate, and Ethiopia.

The MoU backed the claims of “failed state” Somalia to Somaliland even though Somaliland has been a successful indepedent democracy since 1991.

The strong wording of the G7 communique is a major blow for Somaliland after Foreign Secretary Lord Cameron and Defence Secretary Grant Shapps had hinted in recent months that the UK could recognise the African state which has enormnlus strategic value at the entrance to the Red Sea with its major port Berbera.

The statement was issued at a meeting of foreign ministers from the G7 major economies in Naples and has now apparently tied in the UK as well with claims that officials in the Foreign Office were reluctant to push for a new status for Somaliland.

The communique said: “We express our concern regarding the Memorandum of Understanding between Ethiopia and the Somaliland region of Somalia announced in January 2024.

“We encourage both the Ethiopian and the Federal Government of Somalia to keep all channels of dialogue open to prevent further escalation, working with regional partners, in the framework of the African Union and through bilateral contacts, in accordance with international law and the principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity as enshrined in the UN Charter.”

Referring to the military efforts against the Houthis in the Straight of Arden and red Sea, one well placed source said: “This could be catastrophic going forward.”

A source in Washington said: “I’m hearing its US pressure. They can’t stand up to the Somalis it seems. Very backwards.”

There is speculation that the US pushing for this wording has come from Barack Obama’s decision to support Somalia’s claims to Somaliland when he was President and Biden was his Vice President.

Added to that hard left Democrat Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, who is of Somalian heritage, recently claimed that she could stop the Biden admnitration from recognising Somaliland.