Embassy of Sudan

Sudan: President Bashir Offers Support to South Sudan and orders aid access to famine areas.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Professor Ibrahim Ghandour, on Thursday said President of the Republic, Omar Bashir, has instructed that every required assistance be provided for brothers in South Sudan, in coordination with the various ministries, and institutions to help facilitate the delivery of humanitarian and relief assistance to the needy in south Sudan.

The Minister said the president has also stressed for securing and facilitating delivery of any humanitarian aid from the UN agencies as well as from sister and friendly countries towards South Sudan via Sudanese national territories.

The Minister has pointed out in statement to the Sudan news agency SUNA that Sudan supports and backs its brother in south Sudan under the current circumstances witnessed by their country.

He referred to the common bonds of kinship, and joint history and destiny between the two people which makes it imperative for the Sudan to provide all forms of support and assistance until its brothers in south Sudan have overcome their current humanitarian crisis and suffering.

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Sudan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Statement



    The Ministry of Foreign affairs of the Republic of the Sudan regrets the inclusion of Sudanese citizens in the Executive Order issued by U.S. president Donald Trump on January 27, 2017, which bans citizens of several countries from entering the United States.
      It is truly unfortunate that this decision comes at a time when the two countries have achieved the significant and historic step of lifting U.S. economic  sanctions on Sudan. Recently, economic and financial institutions, bankers, and workers from the two countries have initiated communication, launching investment and trade projects to harness the tremendous human, natural, and economic resources of both countries, and serve the interests of both peoples.
      The decision to lift U.S. sanctions on Sudan - the third largest country in both Africa and the Arab World- is the result of an extensive bilateral engagement between the two countries, particularly in the area of combating terrorism, during which senior Sudanese and American officials witnessed Sudan’s major efforts to combat this destructive force that threatens the peoples of both nations.
      In recognition of Sudan’s clear and significant role in countering terrorism, acknowledging the major cooperation in the interests of both countries and all of humanity, Sudan calls for the immediate removal of its name from the U.S. list  of State Sponsors of Terrorism and the designation as Country of Particular Concern.
       The Sudanese citizens living in the United States are known for their good reputation, respect for American laws, and their lack of involvement in radical and criminal acts. Indeed, this is the nature of the Sudanese people, who are heirs to the ancient Nile River civilization which is marked by tolerance and peaceful coexistence.
       In keeping with joint positions on combating the terrorism  that threatens both countries, and with the goal of protecting citizens from extremism and crime, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Sudan affirms Sudan’s policy of constructive bilateral relations and will continue its dialogue with the U.S. government, and cooperation with relevant official bodies in keeping with the obligations of both nations to enhance the friendly relations, fruitful collaboration, and mutual benefit in all fields, including economy and culture.

 

28-1-2017

 

 

 

Embassy of Sudan Statement: RENEWAL OF U.S. SANCTIONS AGAINST SUDAN IS UNJUSTIFIED ROUTINE 

The Embassy of the Republic of the Sudan regrets for the executive order issued by the U.S. Administration renewing the sanctions against Sudan and considers it as an unjustified decision against human rights and Sudanese people.

In what has by now become an irrational routine so thoroughly entrenched in U.S. policy, the White House has once again renewed the completely, inexcusable unilateral sanctions that the U.S. has imposed against Sudan since 1997.  There is no question that this is an unproductive “leverage” that the U.S. government is solely misusing.  The maintenance of these sanctions for the past 19 years was premised on one false issue after another.  Their lifting has always been conditioned on goals that, once met by Sudan, invariably give birth to new ones that now become the condition.  Meanwhile, the innocent Sudanese continue to suffer under this policy that even the United Nations condemns as “legally and practically bankrupt”! Moreover, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Negative Impact of the Unilateral Coercive Measures on Human Rights, Idriss Jazairy has confirmed in a 2015 Report that the unilateral U.S sanction imposed on Sudan mounts to  a violation of Human Rights.  

The irony is that the National Security is cited as a reason for perpetuating the sanctions.  Yet they turn around and praise Sudan’s vital cooperation in counterterrorism in the State Department Annual Report on Terrorism for the past fourteen years.  It is completely confusing to have such a situation where the country that is allegedly said to threaten the U.S National Security is highly appreciated by the State Department in one of its latest statements, a part of which reads: "Sudan's continued cooperation will bolster international efforts to combat terrorism in broader region" .  What undoubtedly will jeopardize any National Security is the polarization and alienation that results from people perceiving a given set of actions or attitude as utterly unjust and uncalled for.  And unfortunately the Sudanese people which once highly regarded the U.S. government is increasingly adopting the same opinion and posture held by those in the Middle East.  Surely this is not the reputation one would want to create if the goal is to build a bridge. 

Sanctions  is a program intended to devastate communities wholesale and create unrest in countries.  There are examples where the U.S.-imposed “targeted” sanctions were directly responsible for the deaths of millions, half of whom were children.  And in Sudan, U.S. sanctions have only worked to compound the suffering of a population that is already weary from the global financial meltdown from which the world economies are reeling.  It is unfortunate that this administration has failed to rectify this colossal mistake and has instead opted to retain the failed policy.  The U.S. policy makers must at some point come to terms with the fact that times and circumstances do change.  And so routines must change, and it should begin by correcting this egregious policy responsible for economic injustices against the innocent citizens of Sudan.

 

I want here to respond to some articles on a foreign aid worker and other Sudanese citizens whom accused recently of crimes against Sudanese National Security. Some circles want to portray them as innocent victims that arrested unfairly by the government of Sudan because it is against religion freedoms.

 

Yes, the two of Sudanese citizens are pastors, but it is absolutely false this was the reason. Being a member of any a religion sect is not a reason to be immune from law and justice if there are evidences of any kind of involvement in criminal activities. The mentioned citizens and the foreign aid worker have been accused of crimes against Sudanese national security. The Sudanese government is responsible of protecting the national security of the country and the rights of its people in safety, security and to be protected from rebel and armed movements and whoever provides those militias with any kind of support. It doesn’t make any difference if the accused person uses religion or humanitarian organization to cover his deeds or connections with criminal organizations. The mentioned people are being justly tried before an independent Sudanese court that made the process of the trial transparent and open to the public and foreign diplomatic missions including the US Embassy to Sudan.

The related authorities provided some materials and recorded evidences of the involvement of the mentioned persons in espionage and crimes against the state.

This trial has nothing to do with religion, color or race; other Muslims who are involved in this very case are facing the same case.

Mekki elmograbi

Media Counselor for Sudan Embassy in Washington DC

 

Report: New Information on the involvement of Darfuri Rebels in the conflict in Libya

Background:

In December 2011, Great Lakes Conference in Uganda classified two major Darfuri rebel groups - Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) and Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) - as negative forces that should be combated by African governments and international community. For more than five years, he Darfuri armed groups are serving as mercenaries for conflict parties in both South Sudan and Libya, they became one of the biggest threats to stability in the region. Early February this year, news agencies reported that 30 SLM elements were killed during clashes in Kufra in the southern part of Libya. The Sudanese army and Libyan officials accused Darfuri rebels of waves of armed robbery and attacks on civilians in other parts of Libya.

New information from Sudanese Media Center (SMC):

New information from SMC agency says Al-Raheema Ismail who is a dissident from JEM disclosed that the movement is supporting the Libyan “Karma forces” of Major General Khalifa Haftar and other groups affiliated to "Karma". Speaking to the agency last week, Ismail said that a considerable number of JEM leaders are planning to increase their elements with Haftar. Other sources confirm the contribution of other movements: Minawi, Abd Alwahid, Karbinu group led by Abu Tanga, Unity group led by Abbud Khatir, and more militias and factions.

List of atrocities:

Reliable sources and documents confirmed atrocities committed by Darfuri movements that supporting General Haftar, the practices include:

  1. Armed robbery in several places in Libya
  2. Arms smuggling along Libyan south-west borders
  3. Human trafficking and facilitating illegal immigrants’ movement from Africa to Europe
  4. Robbing banks in several Libyan cities
  5. Robbing people in domestic mining areas
  6. Launching an attack on Tuareg and Tabu tribes in March 2015
  7. Clashes between elements of Sudan Liberation Movement with the rebels of the Subul Al-Salam
  8. Looting Libyan oil fields in Sareer and Zalla
  • Sources say that other reports contain more detailed information

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