Home | News    Friday 29 August 2008

Sudan UN envoy says Georgia war eased international pressure on his country

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

August 28, 2008 (UNITED NATIONS) – Sudan’s envoy to the UN Abdel-Haleem Abdel-Mahmood suggested that the conflict between Russia and Georgia helped shift focus away from his country.

JPEG - 12.3 kb
Sudanese ambassador to the United Nations Abdel-Haleem Abdel-Mahmood (AP)

Abdel-Mahmood told the Inner City Press website that the Caucasus conflict relieves international pressure which has increased since International Criminal Court (ICC) indicted president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir.

The Sudanese diplomat also suggested that his government remains opposed to the independence of Kosovo and said that they will support Serbia’s request that the UN General Assembly ask for an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the legality of Kosovo’s unilateral declaration of independence.

The Sudanese government has opposed a Turkish sponsored draft resolution by the Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) last March that would voice support to Kosovo’s independence.

Khartoum’s position on Kosovo may put it at odds with its Islamic base. The Southern European region is 90% Muslims allowing it to reap sympathy from the Islamic world during its war with Serbia in the late 90’s.

Abdel-Mahmood further said that Sudan’s recognition of the Georgian rebel regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia is contingent upon developments on the issue of Kosovo.

This week Russia defiantly announced that it will recognize the two Georgian breakaway regions despite increasing international condemnation.

Moscow likened its support of the independence of the two regions to Kosovo’s secession from Serbia in February 2008 which was backed by Western countries.

Sudan and Russia enjoy good relations particularly in terms of military cooperation. Moscow along with Beijing blocked tough UN Security Council (UNSC) measures against Khartoum over the Darfur conflict.

Sudanese officials have expressed confidence that Russia along with China will step in to block any decision by the ICC judges to issue an arrest warrant for Al-Bashir. As a result Khartoum has adopted a policy of backing Moscow despite the latter’s dwindling support from world countries.

In mid-August the Sudanese National Assembly lent its support to Moscow in its military clash with Georgia on the borders.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 29 August 2008 21:57, by Gum Marial

    it’s not a new think to know because you get away with what you do in Darfur dont forget your term is next.

    repondre message

Comment on this article


 
 

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


How NCP failure caused the Sudanese crisis 2016-12-11 06:48:15 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman They say there are sorts of scourges that make you laugh in spite of the feeling of grief and injustice which fills the breasts with a sigh. The regime of the NCP in (...)

Call for the release of S. Sudanese arbitrarily detained by national security services in Juba 2016-12-07 07:54:53 By Bangasi Joseph Bakosoro On 22 December 2015, at around 12pm, I received a call from the National Security Service (NSS) summoning me to their headquarters for a meeting. I drove to the office (...)

Holding accountable those enabling genocide in Sudan 2016-12-05 05:30:49 Eric Reeves As grim genocide by attrition in Darfur is set to enter its fifteenth year, as Khartoum’s claim of a purely nominal “cease-fire” in South Kordofan is belied by repeated reports of Sudan (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Conspiracy, rumour mongering and power struggle behind alleged case of corruption in president’s office 2016-12-05 05:36:45 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 4 December, 2016 Legal Watch Associates South Sudan has been following up the alleged case of corruption in the Office of the Pesident. The case involved 16 people from (...)

Amnesty urges to investigate chemical weapons Sudan’s Jebel Marra 2016-10-12 12:52:01 Sudan: International chemical weapons investigation urgently needed into horrific Jebel Marra attacksAMNESTY INTERNATIONAL NEWSFLASH 11 October 2016 Sudan: International chemical weapons (...)

UNAMID JSR’s statement read to the media on peace in Darfur 2016-10-10 20:57:56 African Union United Nations Mission in Darfur Though the region of Darfur is relatively peaceful at this time, a small portion of Jebel Marra within Darfur continues to be intermittently (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2016 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.