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Sudan criticises its exclusion from US-Africa summit

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January 26, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese government criticised the decision by the United States to exclude Khartoum from the list of invitees to a summit of African leaders to be held in Washington next August.

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US President Barack Obama speaks in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, March 28, 2013, after a meeting with, from left, Senegal President Macky Sall; Malawi President Joyce Banda; Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma; and Cape Verde Prime Minister Jose Maria Pereira Neves (AP)

The White House said this week that president Barack Obama "will extend an invitation to all African heads of state or governments except those that are not in good standing with the United States or are suspended from the African Union".

Those snubbed by the US included Egypt, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Guinea Bissau and Sudan.

Sudan is on the US list of states that sponsor terrorism and under economic sanctions by Washington since 1997. Also, its president Omer Hassan al-Bashir is evading an arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes he allegedly masterminded in Darfur.

The deputy parliament speaker Samia Ahmed Mohamed commented to Sudan news agency (SUNA) by saying that it is wrong for the US to continue acting on its stagnant view of Sudan.

She said that the US stance on Sudan were wrong from the start and as such it is not fair for Washington not to revise it to come up with a new vision.

Mohamed stressed that Sudan is moving forward in its positive interaction with the surrounding regional and international community.

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  • 27 January 2014 05:08, by Akol Liai Mager

    Easy and understandable for who can understand common sense that when democratic forces meet to discuss Peace, security humanitarian, economic and development issues, Terrorists have nothing to contribute and therefore will never be invited. This is the same thing that when Terrorist forces meet to discuss and identify their next terror targets, they never invite democratic and human rights forces

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  • 27 January 2014 08:21, by Jalaby

    Forget about it, president Obama turned out to be the weakest US president ever in US history, he never met any of his promises, he has no any achievement until now except for spying on US citizens and all US allies around the globe including European countries with no exception!

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    • 27 January 2014 09:01, by Joseph Canada

      My friend, Sudan have a lot in plate to solve before complaint to Washington. By the way Jalabi, Obama have done a lot and have changed a lot of things. The reason you don’t notice is that you didn’t take time to understand what democracy is. You might have only notice the missing of the Al Qaida leaders and the effectiveness of the Drones along the Red sea and the Indian Ocean cost.

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