The assets of government officials involving in supporting al-Shabaab will be frozen and their travel outside the country is now banned.
An arms embargo has been approved, and cargo traveling to and from Eritrea via the Red Sea can be inspected. The Chinese abstained from the vote and Libya voted against it.
Hopefully, this lands Eritrea a place on the State Department’s list of State Sponsors of Terrorism.
If it doesn’t, then what standard does a country need to reach to get on the list?
Directly supporting an Al-Qaeda affiliate cannot be tolerated under any circumstances, and if that isn’t viewed as deserving of harsh retaliation, then we aren’t taking this conflict seriously.