Sudanese FM: US Biased on Sudan Issues
The Sudanese government has again accused the United States of bias against it on Sudanese issues, saying it is premature to talk of normalizing relations between the two, the SUNA news agency reported Saturday.
"We are convinced that the US is not neutral in addressing the Sudanese issues," Sudanese Foreign Minister Mustafa Osman Ismail was quoted by the state-run news agency as saying.
He said his government "looks forward to practical steps by the US to demonstrate its neutrality on those issues," but added "it is premature to talk about normalization of relations between the two countries."
SUNA said Ismail discussed issues of contention between the two countries with US Assistant Secretary of State Susan Rice, during the recent OAU (Organization of African Unity) summit in Lome, Togo.
Ismail plans to meet Rice again in New York around the UN General Assembly meetings starting September 5th, the agency added - KHARTOUM (AFP)
© 2000 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com)