Home | News    Friday 2 May 2014

Sudan denounces US decision to maintain the country on terror list

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

May 1,2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese foreign ministry has rejected the American administration’s decision to maintain Sudan on the list of countries sponsoring terrorism, saying it is politically motivated.

The annual Country Reports on Terrorism issued on Wednesday continued to list Sudan as a country supporting international terrorism, although the report notes that “the Government of Sudan remained a generally cooperative counterterrorism partner and continued to take action to address threats to US interests and personnel in Sudan”.

The report said despite Khartoum’s efforts terrorist groups continued to operate in Sudan in 2013, adding that there are reports of Sudanese nationals participating in terrorist organisations, citing the attack on Westgate Mall in Nairobi last year.

The report also said that over the past year authorities continued to allow members of Hamas to travel, fundraise and live in Sudan.

In a statement released on Thursday in Khartoum, the foreign ministry said that the decision to keep the country on the list has no relation to terrorism and aims to achieve an American political agenda in Sudan.

“Maintaining Sudan on the list is due to political reasons that have nothing to do with terrorism as explained the former special envoy [to Sudan], Scott Gration, in a hearing at the Congress in July 2009,” the statement said.

Sudan, which has been on the terror list since 1993, is gravely affected by the economic sanctions.

Khartoum has long accused the American administration and US congressmen of targeting the regime of president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir and supporting Juba and Sudanese rebel groups.

However, Washington said they can only remove the East African country from the list of states supporting terror if the Sudanese government opens humanitarian access to civilians in rebel-held areas and reach a peaceful settlement of the conflict in Blue Nile and South Kordofan states.

Former special envoy for the two Sudans Princeton Lyman said resolving outstanding issues between Sudan and South Sudan was key to improving relations with Khartoum and the lifting of economic sanctions.

(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.

Comment on this article



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


s
Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Perspectives on Kiir and Machar meeting 2018-06-20 22:48:12 By Santino Ayual Bol IGAD which has been facilitating and mediating the slow-heel Agreement to Resolve the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan shortly abbreviated as ARCISS has unilaterally (...)

SLM’s al-Nur’s response to Troika countries about violence in Darfur 2018-06-20 22:02:28 Response by the Sudan Liberation Movement to statement by the United States, United Kingdom & Kingdom Of Norway on cessation of violence in Darfur By Abdul Wahid al-Nur Dear President (...)

Another electoral farce Sudanese should expect in 2020 2018-06-18 02:08:16 Sudanese Elections Scheduled for 2020 will be Fraught with Dangers andCounterfeiting like its predecessors By Mahmoud A. Suleiman The National Congress Party (NCP) regime’s Elections Scheduled (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


The Suspension of Hurriyat Online Newspaper 2018-04-29 07:04:37 Sudan Democracy First Group 28 April 2018 The Sudanese civil and political circles and those concerned with Sudan were shocked by the news that the management of Hurriyat online newspaper has (...)

Petition on the Deteriorating Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation in Sudan 2018-04-22 10:01:20 UN Secretary-General, New York African Union Commission, Addis Ababa UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva Petition on the Deteriorating Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation in Sudan (...)

Abyei celebrates Mine Awareness Day 2018-04-05 08:52:03 4 April 2018 | Abyei - The United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) commemorated the International Day for Mine Awareness and (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2018 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.