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Bahrain: ’No politics behind envoy’s sacking’

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THE Sudanese Foreign Ministry yesterday denied that the decision to sack its ambassador to Bahrain, Salah Karar, was the result of any political reasons.

"The decision was based on the ambassador’s refusal to follow the Foreign Ministry’s orders and directives," the ministry’s Undersecretary, Mutrif Sadeeq, said.

Karar had said on Sunday that he had been sacked and told to return home for criticising his government in an article published in a newspaper in his country.

"The ministry has paid the ambassador all his dues but he refuses to return to Sudan," Sadeeq said. "He has refused to follow the ministry’s orders by claiming that he was recalled to Khartoum by an officer junior to him," the undersecretary said.

Karar had said he would not return to Sudan because he had received threats from unidentified people. "I was criticising a regime that I belonged to but there were some parties who might have caused the situation to escalate for such measures to be taken against me," he said, adding: "I have not yet decided where I’d go."

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