Khartoum denies reported Washington offer to lift sanctions
On Saturday, the Sudanese government denied that the United States had offered to lift sanctions if Khartoum agreed on resuming peace talks with southern rebel Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA).
"The United States has not put forward such an offer to the government," State Foreign Minister Chul Deng told journalists, commenting on a report published in Saturday's independent daily Al-Ayam.
Quoting a western diplomatic source, the newspaper said Washington has offered to remove Sudan from the US list of nations sponsoring terrorism, to lift the US economic sanctions and to write off the Sudanese debt if Khartoum returned to the negotiating table and signed a final peace agreement.
On September 2, Khartoum broke off talks with the SPLA in the Kenyan town of Machakos to protest the capture of the key garrison town of Torit by rebels. (Albawaba.com)
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