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U.S. reopens Embassy in Somalia

Apparently, the U.S. does not understand the meaning of "we don't want you here," because they are attempting to push their way back into Somalia and "help" establish Democracy. They can't even maintain their own Democracy here in the U.S.


Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The United States re-established its permanent diplomatic residence in Somalia, which has been closed in Mogadishu since early 1991, the State Department announced.

Department of State spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Tuesday that officials reopened the Embassy on Sunday. The United States closed the Embassy on Jan. 5, 1991, as fighting between the Somali government and rebels escalated in Mogadishu.

Two years later, U.S. military forces clashed with rebel fighters in a conflict leading to the Battle of Mogadishu where 19 servicemen died and 73 sustained injuries. A portion of the battle was immortalized in the Hollywood film Black Hawk Down.

"This historic event reflects Somalia's progress in recent years and is another step forward in formalizing U.S. diplomatic engagement in Mogadishu since recognizing the federal government of Somalia in 2013," Nauert said.

"Our return demonstrates the United States' commitment to further advance stability, democracy, and economic development that are in the interest of both nations," she added.

Donald Yamamoto, the ambassador to Somalia who previously served as the acting assistant secretary of state for African affairs, was expected to lead the Embassy, The Hill reported.


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