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Blinken calls for urgent negotiations over Ethiopia military escalation

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NAIROBI (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is greatly concerned about Ethiopia’s military escalation and called for urgent negotiations over the crisis, a U.S. State Department spokesperson said. “Secretary Blinken expressed grave concern about worrying signs of military escalation in Ethiopia and emphasised the need to urgently move to negotiations,” Ned Price said in a statement late on Friday. Price released the statement after a phone call between Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta and Blinken. (Reporting by George Obulutsa; Editing by Sam Holmes)

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