Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is warning the international community to allow the conflict in his nation to play out.
The statement came as the 72-hour surrender deadline set by Abiy for the people of Tigray was only hours away.
“While we consider the concerns and advice of our friends, we reject any interference in our internal affairs,” Abiy said in a Wednesday statement posted to Twitter. “We therefore respectfully urge the international community to refrain from any unwelcome and unlawful acts of interference and respect the fundamental principles of non-intervention under international law.”
On Sunday at 11:39 a.m. EST, Abiy