Sudan foreign minister blames Israel for escalation of Darfur situation
Sudanese Foreign Minister Musstafa Osman Ismail said Israel was escalating the situation in the western area of Darfur, stressing that his country had information to confirm latest media reports that insurgents there were supported by Israel.
Ismail, in a statement to reporters upon arrival in Cairo Sunday to attend an extraordinary meeting of Arab Foreign Ministers to find a solution to the Darfur crisis, said,
"I’m sure the next few days would reveal that there is lot of contacts between Israel and the rebels."
Moreover, he said that Israel had recently sought seriously to involve itself in the Darfur issue either through its extensive presence in Eritrea or activities of its missions in the hot regions that emerged lately.
The Sudanese Foreign Minister added that Khartoum was looking for political backing from Arab countries to block the way to any attempt to harm Sudan or to impose any sanctions on it. (Albawaba.com)
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