Khartoum denies receiving al-Qaeda gold
Sudan has strongly denied reports that gold belonging to Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda organization has been moved through Sudan, a press report said Wednesday.
"This report is absolutely baseless," Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Chul Deng was quoted saying by the independent Al Ayyam daily.
"There are no al-Qaeda investments (in Sudan), and the organization does not and will never exist in Sudan," Deng said. "We are against terrorism and any terrorist-related act, which is against our faith and our ethics."
Deng blamed the report on unnamed foreign powers which "harbor interest in undermining the Khartoum-Washington ties and the improved Sudanese-European relations."
"Declared and undeclared visits to Sudan" by numerous US officials testified to Khartoum's cooperation with Washington in fighting terrorism, Deng added. (Albawaba.com)
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