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Minister: Sudan has no alliance with Iran

Minister: Sudan has no alliance with Iran
By Gulf News

Khartoum: Sudan does not have an alliance with Iran and will not enter a military alliance with the country, a Sudanese minister has said.

Sudans State Minister at the Presidency of the Republic, Ameen Hassan Omar, said that the recent docking of Iranian warships in Sudanese ports less than a week after Sudan held Israel responsible for an attack on an arms factory in Khartoum may have been a message by the two states to its adversaries, reported Saudi-owned Al Sharq Al Awsat. The minister however dismissed allegations that his government has an alliance with the Islamic republic, or that it gives it cover to produce arms.

We do not have an alliance with Iran and we will not have a military alliance with it because we are outside the Iranian axis. If we establish military ties, they will be with neighbouring states. But we stand by our rights to get nuclear technology, he is reported to have said.

Asked by the interviewer why Sudan was accused of providing cover for Iran, he said it was only Sudans adversaries that made such accusations to hurt us politically and in the media.


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