Eritrea has been seeking closer ties with Iran, which provides it with military and industrial aid.(Carsten ten Brink/Flickr)
Eritrea has been seeking closer ties with Iran, which provides it with military and industrial aid.
(Carsten ten Brink/Flickr)

Iran and Israel Vie for Influence in Eritrea

December 13, 2012  •  From theTrumpet.com
 

The small, economically and politically vulnerable country of Eritrea has been accommodating rivals Israel and Iran in exchange for geopolitical support. This has effectively made the East African country yet another prize to be won in the ongoing rivalry between Israel and Iran.

“In exchange for resources, possibly including modest amounts of cash and weapons, Eritrea has exhibited a willingness to become a base of support for Middle Eastern powers that want to exert greater influence in the Horn of Africa,” wrote U.S. think tank Stratfor on December 11.

The rest of this article is available to Trumpet online account holders. Signing up is quick and free of charge with no obligation. To get started, please click the button below.