Sudan has denied a recent report published by Die Welt, a German newspaper, claiming that "Syria tested chemical weapons on the Darfur public in the western part of Sudan, causing the deaths of tens of thousands of people."
A statement from the Sudanese Embassy in Ankara reported no military cooperation or accord between Damascus and Khartoum. It also cited that no such accusations have been made by the international groups currently at work in Darfur. The statement asked, "Where are the corpses of tens of thousands of people who are claimed to have been killed?"
The statement declared that Sudan possessed no chemical weapons. Additionally, it recalled the 1998 US strike against the Sifa Drug Company, suspected by the US government of manufacturing chemical weapons, and said that the US claim was "baseless."
The German newspaper said that its story was based on intelligence reports from European states. The Sudanese government believes that such disinformation is part of a US - Israeli campaign to undermine Syria's international influence. (albawaba.com)
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