The U.S. said it “condemn[s] Eritrea’s reentry” into Ethiopia’s renewed militarized hostilities between the federal defense forces and Tigrayan forces which started on 24 April and has now extended to Ethiopia’s border areas with Sudan.

According to a press briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on 02 September, “President Biden’s Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa, Ambassador Mike Hammer, will travel to Ethiopia starting this weekend to engage on the crisis in northern Ethiopia. Special Envoy Hammer will convey that all parties should halt military operations and engage in peace talks.”

In addition to its condemnation of “Eritrea’s reentry into the conflict,: the US also condemned “the continuing TPLF offensive outside of Tigray, and the Ethiopian government’s airstrikes

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