Sudan's president, U.N. chief clash over ICC during Arab summit
Sudan's president, who is charged by an international court for war crimes, has slammed the U.N. Security Council and accused it of corruption. Speaking at an Arab League summit in Qatar, Omar al-Bashir criticized the Security Council for asking the International Criminal Court to launch an investigation into war crimes in Darfur.
Earlier, U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon criticized Sudan for expelling aid agencies from Darfur. Monday is the first time al-Bashir and Ban have come face-to-face since his arrest order. "I urge the Sudanese authorities once again to reverse this decision," Ban told the meeting, according to AFP.
"I remain extremely concerned by the government's decision to expel key international non-governmental organisations, and suspend the work of three national NGOs that provide life-sustaining services for more than one million people," he said.