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Egypt, Sudan exchange strong words with Ethiopia at UN session on Nile dam

The three countries discussed Ethiopia’s mega-dam at a UN Security Council meeting; significant disagreements remain between the three parties as Ethiopia fills the dam for the second year in a row.
Mahdi, Bekele, Shoukry file photos

The UN Security Council session on Ethiopia’s Nile River dam got heated Thursday as Egypt and Sudan voiced serious disagreements with Addis Ababa on the issue. 

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry called the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam a “colossal wall of iron and steel that casts a long and dark shadow over the people and fate of Egypt” during the three-hour session. 

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