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Pakistani warship docks in Sudan’s port

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November 29, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – A Pakistani warship arrived on Thursday at Sudan’s Red Sea port of Port Sudan as part of what the authorities described as routine visits while the planned arrival of Iranian warships “for the same purpose” was postponed until next week.

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Iranian helicopters and warships take part in maneuvers in the Strait of Hormuz in 2000. (AFP File Photo)

The official spokesperson of the Sudanese Armed Forces, Colonel Al-Sawarmi Khalid Sa’ad, said that the arrival of the Pakistani navy ship “Shashmir” comes within the framework of combating piracy and routine and usual work of the Sudanese navy forces.

Sa’ad used the same comment to describe the arrival in Port Sudan of two Iranian warships in late October, one week after a Sudanese military factory rumored to be linked to Tehran was hit in an airstrike Khartoum accused Israel of conducting.

The arrival of Iranian warships attracted attention to military cooperation between the East African country and Iran which Israel considers its top enemy while viewing Sudan as a conduit of weapons smuggling into the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.

Al-Sawarmi told Sudan official news agency (SUNA) that the arrival of the Pakistani warship comes also within the framework of naval cooperation with navy forces from all countries in the world.

He added that part of the reason why the warship was to receive fuel and logistical supplies.

Al-Sawarmi announced that the planned arrival in Port Sudan of two Iranian warships “for the same purpose” was delayed for reasons concerning the Iranian side.

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  • 30 November 2012 12:48, by Makunon

    Sudan became the safe heaven for storing Arab’s weapons for mass destruction and the evident is coup attempt in km. USA will not wake up atleast there is another September 11

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    • 30 November 2012 13:37, by Robot

      No warship has docked, read the article first clearly guys, this is a propaganda... it was planned to visit again but they realized the implications that the Iranian’s visit is bringing them, so they decided not to allow them back again, this is a rumor.

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  • 30 November 2012 14:40, by LOJUBA

    dON’T look far, they might used it to clear south sudanese, all of us know our border with khartoum is an issue of now adays, those ship can shoot rockets direct to south sudan.
    We need to stop internal conflict it is time enemy is collecting powers arround us, and at the same time making us busy with internal conflict.

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    • 30 November 2012 15:03, by Mike

      Mr Robot
      Go back to school and later come and join this forum because it seem you don’t get the language and topic before opposing people barely on the fact.
      And why are u so perveted with numerous pessism if it is what you so called propaganda?, this act of twaddle must be left out before joining here because it matters alot to be interacting with those with high integrity.

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      • 30 November 2012 15:12, by Robot

        Mike,
        i hv been to school and can’t find any reason here to do so, anyway there are people whose information merely lies from the domain and are the kind who argue senselessly. my comment is very clear, i ain’t criticizing anyone, wait for some days and find the true story, my comments here don’t lie squarely on the published story for your information, i have tangible and commensurate comment.

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  • 30 November 2012 17:08, by panchol

    Mike, to whom your Government of terrorists frightend? The weapons which SPLA have not ceased are what not invented. ok? SPLA gallant force had captured and destroyed number of tanks why not warships!
    "Empty vessels make more noise" If you have some keep it yourselves.

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  • 30 November 2012 21:05, by Kikiji longiro

    Dear All,
    Can your eyes now see? All these monuevres are just done because Sudan lost so many bulets when it,s military factory was destoryed.Now pakistan & Iran are bring more & more to replace those missing ones.
    WHAT DID SUDAN REALLY GAIN FROM KILLING IT,S OWN PEOPLE SINCE IT,S INDEPENDENCE?
    THE BORNED STUPID ALWAYS REMAIN STUPID.MANY YEARS HAVE GONE FOR NOTHING IN THESAME THING.

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  • 1 December 2012 21:55, by Nguetbuny de Luelpiny

    in April 2012 I dream south sudan was at war with pakistan. Pakistan were Bombing us with long range Missiles. we response by destroying them a distance away. I do not know if will be true in future. African must be careful with muslim Countries. www3 is coming, Africa have to allied with evil to protection their Land. Islamic countries have technology to kill. we need alert alway for future even

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