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‘Egypt warns Ethiopia regarding Nile dam’

Published: Jun 11, 2013 Filed under: Ethiopian News Politics Views: 8,321
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Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has warned Ethiopia “all options are open on the table” to Egypt if the Ethiopian dam over Nile jeopardizes the country’s water security, Press TV reports.


President Morsi, addressed a conference on Tuesday, discussing the Egyptian National Strategy over Ethiopia’s building a new dam on the Nile.

During his speech, the president warned Addis Ababa over its action, saying, Cairo will not tolerate any violations of its water supply.

He also called for better relations between Nile-based countries.

    “There has been a significant boost in ties between us and the Nile-based countries in the past two years,” President Morsi said during the conference.


He also mentioned the ever-growing trade relations between the two countries, saying, “There has been an increase in trade exchange by 50 percent and Egyptian investment in Ethiopia especially, are more than USD 2 billion.”

Earlier, Egyptian Prime Minister Hesham Mohamed Qandil, while addressing the Shoura Council, the interim parliamentary body, condemned the Ethiopia’s project on the Nile.

The premier described the water security for Egypt as “the matter of life or death.”


Egypt’s minister of foreign affairs is to travel to Addis Ababa in coming days to talk to Ethiopian officials over the controversial construction.

The issue of Ethiopian dam has sparked outrage in Egypt. It is also feared that the Nile dam cause serious water shortage in the country.

“We are completely against the construction of dam, because this is the matter of National Security. Nile water is vital for all Egyptians, we cannot waste a cubic meter of it,” said an Egyptian protester.

The Nile, located in the northeast Africa and the longest river in the world, supplies water to Egypt and Sudan. It is formed from two rivers: the Blue Nile that starts in Ethiopia and the White Nile, which starts in Uganda. Egypt is dependent on the Blue Nile, a tributary of the river.

Egypt is entitled to 55 billion cubic meters of Nile water per year, supplying around 98 percent of the water used.

MM/HN




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  1. ETHIO SEX TOYS
    ETHIO SEX TOYS
    1 year, 2 months ago

    In support of the grand dam, the Bitchiest Ethiopian women is going to show the inside red part of her pussy and also allow a big black dick in her anus live on tv TONIGHT lol
  2. Mulualem dawit
    Mulualem dawit
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Ethiopia doing this great dam for many Africa countries benefit, not only for her....
    This great Nile dam is not harvest the Egyptians
  3. Merkato Seferie
    Merkato Seferie
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Egyptian are known for being talkatic and bragging. Let them brag while we keep progressing in building our dam. As long as we are building it doesn't matter what those idiots are saying. NO MORE ETHIOPIAN SOIL, GAME OVER SAYS THE RENAISSANCE DAM.
  4. RT
    RT
    1 year, 2 months ago

    I am addressing the following for our smart Ethiopian Government and Ethiopian people! We need to come up effective technology, “HOW TO ISOLATE OUR FERTILE SOIL, FROM ABAY WATER (BLUE NILE RIVER), SO WE CAN USE, OUR FERTILE SOIL FOR AGRUCULTURE PURPOSE! WE HAVE FIND THE WAY TO STOP OUR SOIL LEAVING TO ANOTHER COUNTRY!
  5. Ethiopa SOON   Hero NA.
    Ethiopa SOON Hero NA.
    1 year, 2 months ago

    WE Ethiopians have so far Good Habit (eatinig to gether ,Helping the other,Prey together .etc) still now we are appling that .we do not want Living and eating alone ,so please EGYPTIAN LEADERS don`t try to make conflict b\n ETHIOPAN @ EGYPT Peoples .WE believe solving aproblem by only one by '' Discussion'' not by ''warrr''.so,that shalls Egypt,unless otherwise we are not new for war .
  6. Zelalem
    Zelalem
    1 year, 2 months ago

    To Mursi
    Shame on you Okay Enatehen Lebedat ***!!
  7. Tsegaye Y
    Tsegaye Y
    1 year, 2 months ago

    “4 ግብጻውያንንም በጨካኝ ጌታ እጅ አሳልፌ እሰጣለሁ ጨካኝ ንጉሥም ይገዛቸዋል ይላል የሠራዊት ጌታ እግዚአብሔር፦
    5 ውኆችም ከባሕር ይደርቃሉ፥ ወንዙም ያንሳል ደረቅም ይሆናል።
    6 ወንዞቹም ይገማሉ፥ የግብጽም መስኖች ያንሳሉ ይደርቃሉም ደንገልና ቄጤማ ይጠወልጋሉ።
    7 በዓባይ ወንዝ ዳር ያለው መስክ በዓባይም ወንዝ አጠገብ የተዘራ እርሻ ሁሉ ይደርቃል፥ ይበተንማል፥ አይገኝምም።
    8 ዓሣ አጥማጆቹ ያዝናሉ፥ በዓባይም ወንዝ መቃጥን የሚጥሉት ሁሉ ያለቅሳሉ፥ በውኆችም ላይ መረብ የሚዘረጉት ይዝላሉ።”
    ትንቢተ ኢሳይያስ 19
  8. Tsegaye Y
    Tsegaye Y
    1 year, 2 months ago

    “7 The paper reeds by the brooks, by the mouth of the brooks, and every thing sown by the brooks, shall wither, be driven away, and be no more.
    8 The fishers also shall mourn, and all they that cast angle into the brooks shall lament, and they that spread nets upon the waters shall languish.” Isa 19
  9. Tsegaye Y
    Tsegaye Y
    1 year, 2 months ago

    “4 And the Egyptians will I give over into the hand of a cruel lord; and a fierce king shall rule over them, saith the Lord, the Lord of hosts.
    5 And the waters shall fail from the sea, and the river shall be wasted and dried up.
    6 And they shall turn the rivers far away; and the brooks of defence shall be emptied and dried up: the reeds and flags shall wither.” Isa 19
  10. The Precious People
    The Precious People
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Hey y'all,No one will tell me not to use my own hands to do anything that's important to me, as to use our water to do anything that's important to us.
  11. Yimer
    Yimer
    1 year, 2 months ago

    In the 21st century war cannot resolve problems arising in every corner of the world.
    Dear Morsi ,take time and think about the unintended consequences
    And also don't forget our ancestors patriot blood is within US. LONG LIVE ETHIOPIA.
  12. yared
    yared
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Well come Egypt z next bagedad(iraq)....!!
  13. Nega
    Nega
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Better solve the problem in peace , otherwise war is not new for us.
  14. ETHIOPIA!
    ETHIOPIA!
    1 year, 2 months ago

    PLEASE EGYPT AND ETHOPIA.. LOVE EACH OTHER.. NILE REIVER IS ENOUGH NOT JUST FOR EGYPT, SUDAN AND ETHIOPIA.. FOR THE WHOLE WORLD.. DAM WILL HELP Deadly floods IN AFRICAN REGION.. PLEASE LOVE EACH OTHER!!! DO NOT CALL OUT SIDE WESTERN ENEMY, CUS OF SIMPLE DIFFERENCES!!! LET US SOLVE THE ISSUE WITH PEACE MANNER!!!
  15. ETHIOPIA!
    ETHIOPIA!
    1 year, 2 months ago

    EGYPT AND ETHIOPIA.. PLEASE BE SMART AND SOLVE THE ISSUE WITH DIPLOMATIC MATTER... CUS.. IF WE AFRICAN DO NOT UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER.. WE WILL OPEN THE DOOR FOR WESTERN COUNTRIES!!! LET US LEAVE OUR DIFFERENCES AND HAVE PEACE WITH EACH OTHER AND ADVANCE AFRICA!!! DAM PROJECT NOT GOING TO AFFECT EGYPT... NILE RIVER HAS SO MUCH WATER.. TO THE POINT IT GOES TO MEDETRANIAN RIVER.. PEACE!!!!
  16. genene haile
    genene haile
    1 year, 2 months ago

    no more warning .... we are busy both ways ....diplomacy,..dam bulding, also build perfect army ,........Egypt choose the best ..we are hear to serve by your ways ....good luck
  17. ETHIOPIA!
    ETHIOPIA!
    1 year, 2 months ago

    MORIS..ACT LIKE HIS COUNTRY IS RICH.. YET HE LIVES BY USA AID .....I THINK HE FORGET EGYPT IS THE POOREST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD!!!!! LOL.... ALL OPTION IS POSSIBLE.... LOL EEHEHEHEEHEEH... WHAT A *** ASS!
  18. dj
    dj
    1 year, 2 months ago

    " All options are open " Egypt, don't act like a super power country ! You should thank Americans tax payers, all the money you are getting ! Morsi, shhhhh, Ethiopia is busy working on the greatest dam in Africa!!
  19. azania
    azania
    1 year, 2 months ago

    how many brother of us stolen thier kidney and body part in egyptian deasert they must have look'n us like thier pyramid soon this is pay back time losers
  20. RT
    RT
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Mainly Christian Ethiopia and Muslim Arab Egypt share a long history of suspicion and friction, including over the Nile. Very true... Arab... terrorist.. can not be trusted!!!!!!! we are not going just build DAM! we will have advanced agricultural/irrigation system in the world!!! shity ass terrorist!!!!!!!!!!! we will destroy you, we will contaminate Nile River!!!! Death to terrorist Egypt!!!
  21. RT
    RT
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Message for Ethiopian Government! “No reason to justify, telling sick Egypt/Arabs.. “We are not going to use Nile River except for DAM. No way… we have 100% right to use Nile River for any reason, as long as we can benefit from it!!!!!!!! Agricultural/ irrigation and among other necessities… not just DAM!!!!!! Hello hello.. We are sick and tired of been called one of the poorest country in the world is “Ethiopia”!!! Yet, we let ***ed up Egypt use our Nile yet we did not get and appreciation… Ethio. Gov... Think again!!!
  22. RT
    RT
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Egypt only respects British, cus Egypt colonized and slaved by British KKK, they do not know better, except living by slave master colonized rule! Egypt still think 1929 Nile Water treaties are justified!!!!!!! What A stone head! The owner of 85% ABAY (Nile River) is Ethiopians, not British!!!!! We Ethiopians, let you use our water, century after century, because, we understand, you cannot live without Nile River! However, at this point, we Ethiopians, dealing drought, poverty left and right. It is impossible for us, to let you continue use our Nile Water 100% any longer, unless we also benefit from it!!! That calls “SHARING” STONE HEADS ARABS!!!!!
  23. RT
    RT
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Our beloved ETHOPIA....defending its independence from all forces of evil." Nothing will stop us!!!! if you do anyyyyyyy negative thing to our DAM contruction!!!!! We will destroy Egypt with no time....we will contaminate the Nile River..selfish bastard!!!!!!EVIL... EVIL.. EVIL.. EVIL.. DEATH TO EVIL EGYPT!!! LONG LIVE MY ETHOPIAN GOVERNMENT AND ETHOPIAN PEOPLE!!!! I LOVE YOU ALL!
  24. zelalem
    zelalem
    1 year, 2 months ago

    rich or die trying, but not die we always win
  25. sisay
    sisay
    1 year, 2 months ago

    how can historical right be the only reason to inhibit using part ov the water that stemps from its land?why president mursi said"our blood is the alternative"for the project w/c is for mutuall benefit?anyways,sacrifing even our soul to finish what we have just started is more than easy for us! ethiopians to war, egypt should simply learn from our past regarding the way we punish our enemies!!
  26. gelila yohannes baraki
    gelila yohannes baraki
    1 year, 2 months ago

    this is the must do project...........weather they like it or not..........we shall win!!
  27. Morsi is great or brainless
    Morsi is great or brainless
    1 year, 2 months ago

    I understand u morsi, u got a good fish (Ethiopian dam) to divert the attention and to bring the egyptian on your side. But if your warning is really from the bottom of your heart, you will not be in power for long, because the devastating defeat by Ethiopians will push the egyptians to hang you on Tair square.
  28. Yanki
    Yanki
    1 year, 2 months ago

    This direct threat for ethiopia ! If something happen in any case, plan 2 we will activate Eng. Tadesse reasearch which suggests diverting the source towards the north eastern part ..to help us like Awash..but ...we can not hurt our sudanese brothers which made their point clear to international community. I ask all Ethiopians to be ONE in this regard ...
  29. israela
    israela
    1 year, 2 months ago

    fuke morsi
  30. Estifanos Abera
    Estifanos Abera
    1 year, 2 months ago

    We never retreat from construction of the dam Egyptians have to now, The only solution is to co-operate with Ethiopia for their servaival.
  31. Alem
    Alem
    1 year, 2 months ago

    *** the shoura council *** your parlama *** your demonstration if you don't accept mutual benefit go to hell with your warnning you will be ashamed with your army do you think that we are not ready for anything when we start a 5billion dollar project? look this ethiopia has the strongest army in africa hey you bloody thugs think twice. we don't have an intention to hurt our Egyptian brothrs
  32. ethiopia
    ethiopia
    1 year, 2 months ago

    dear president mursi!! We are ethiopians! You have no idea with who you are dealing with!! We haven't negotiate befor and ever with our sovereignty. You better take care when you open ur dirty mouth!!
  33. ignore Morsi
    ignore Morsi
    1 year, 2 months ago

    keep calm and carry on building the dam. when it is completed the people of Egypt will practically understand that it is not affecting them.
  34. Daniel
    Daniel
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Morsi is a Chewawa dog who barks and doesn't bite, and you know when Chewawa dog tries to bite, they usually get their ass kicked. Your mentality is ugly as your face. Long live Ethiopia!!! Nile has become our national security too.
  35. seme man
    seme man
    1 year, 2 months ago

    we will not surrend for this bulshit talks.go on let us build it and then after we will become not only the boss of egypt but also africa.
  36. milen
    milen
    1 year, 2 months ago

    They keep talking and we keep BUILDING. It is amazing to see the differences between the two governments, one is insulting all its neighbors, and ours is keeping it's cool.As we've seen it in history before insulting & threatening others doesn't get you anywhere. So try RESPCT, NEGOTIATION, AND DIPLOMACY to get where you want to get.We don't want to hurt anybody just use what's ours.
  37. Burn Colonization and left over of Colonial Agreements
    Burn Colonization and left over of Colonial Agreements
    1 year, 2 months ago

    The Journalists are trying to cool down the issue and make Ethiopians looks foolish. Hehehehe,who know what the politicians and that *** bastard Morsi think and want to do. But,we don't care. Fire one bullet towards Ethiopia and then you will lose the percent of water share per bullets fired. Stub born and stone head arabs are Evil and arrogant.