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Sudan’s participation in Yemen war part of commitment to Arab issues: FM


September 3, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s Foreign Minister El-Dirdeiry Mohamed Ahmed said his country’s participation in the Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen was part of a collective commitment toward Arab issues.

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Sudanese troops arriving in Aden, Yemen (Al-Arabiya TV)

In an interview with the Yemen news agency Saba on Monday, Ahmed said Sudan took part in the military alliance in order to restore security and stability in Yemen.

He underlined Sudan’s support to the efforts of the UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffith, to arrive at a peaceful solution to the crisis through dialogue.

The Sudanese army has been participating in the Saudi-led military coalition since 2015 in a regional effort to back the government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi after he was ousted from the capital Sanaa by the Iran-backed Shiite Houthi rebels.

Last May, President Omar al-Bashir underscored Sudan’s continued participation in the military coalition, three weeks after State Defence Minister Ali Mohamed Salim said his ministry was evaluating pros and cons of the participation in the Yemen war in order to decide on it soon.

Al-Bashir has been under pressure to withdraw his troops from Yemen because Gulf countries particularly Saudi Arabia do not provide financial support to the country to overcome its economic crisis.


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  • 4 September 2018 00:26, by Theone

    The badly desire to be Arabs cost many innocent lives, it resulted the separation of South Sudan and it will be the cause of balkanisation of North Sudan.


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    • 4 September 2018 09:49, by Pakuai

      The one,
      You know what is going on brother & but don’t you worry brother. In 2013, when Mr. Machar & his allies staged their ’aimless armed rebellion’ in Juba. And Mr. Salva Kiir called in his Ugandan allies, for help after the Nuers who were *over represented in the SPLA all defected* Uganda, Rwanda, DR Congo & Egypt have a military agreement with South Sudan>>>

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      • 4 September 2018 10:13, by Pakuai

        army. And to be honest with fellows the person who ’made’ that agreement between Uganda & DR Congo army was no one else’, but our Mr. Riek Machar of all people himself when he was our ’a vice president of South Sudan. But our former vice president. Let his usual ’reckless balls’ carried him away for the second time & staged yet another coup in 2013 & thought he & lowly informed allies thought>>>

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        • 4 September 2018 10:19, by Pakuai

          they can install in their Riek Machar & his bunch of fools into power in our country and go & control our country in Washington, Wall Street, London, Brussels, Paris, UN building in New York, Dubai, Virgin Island, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Nairobi, Adis Ababa, Johannesburg & other shady countries that the US, the UK, their UN, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their gulf Arab states>>>

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          • 4 September 2018 10:24, by Pakuai

            & some of their creepy allies in between go & bank their loots in. Mr. Barack Obama’s then US government, the UK, their UN and some of their allies in between were *screaming through the top of their evil lungs* that ’Uganda troops must withdraw from South Sudan’ when they were the ones who sponsored Mr. Riek Machar & his allies 15/12/2013 foiled coup attempt>>>

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            • 4 September 2018 10:30, by Pakuai

              But when Mr. Omer Hassan El Bashir (North Sudan), Chad, and others, Saudi Arabia and all the gulf Arab states, bombed Yemen. The US, the UK, France & their UN kept quiet. Their UN and their sleazy NGOs kept quiet. But when it comes to South Sudan small issues then these vermins will lecture our us & our people through their evil lungs as if we don’t know who these vermins really are>>>

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              • 4 September 2018 10:40, by Pakuai

                Fellows, here in South Sudan, the Dinkas/Monyjiengs of the Sudan are very way well ahead of these *cheap & dirty intrigues* We are the Ancient Egyptians fellows. We are the masters of long shot warfares. What is being negotiated in Khartoum (Kiirtoum) is all about nonsense. The Ottomans called our Khartoum their "Elephant trunk" and after Ottomans conquered the whole of Middle East including>>>

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                • 4 September 2018 10:46, by Pakuai

                  our Southern Egypt in 1400-1500 AD. But to these days, fellows, game is over. We are going to bomb our enemies to near extinction out of our country once & for all. Who would want to live with those vernmins fellows, not even one fellows. Our country & our people have been taken hostages by the evils that we are going to destroyed, the so-called "evil juus/israelis, their cloned arabs>>>

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                  • 4 September 2018 11:00, by Pakuai

                    of North Sudan, some English people, their so-called ’Abeshas (ethiopians), some Bantus in Kenyan, (Indians, Bangladeshis, Pakistanis, Nepalese, Nigerians & other bunch of other fools that we just don’t want in Africa. Reasons, pure HATRED & RACISM. War is fellows, and we are going to bomb the evils out of our country once & for all. Fellows, are here. Watch this space>>>

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