Jordanian Islamist Offers to Mediate between Bashir, Turabi

Published May 18th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Jordan's Islamic Action Front, political branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, on Thursday said it had offered to reconcile Sudanese President Omar al-Beshir and veteran Islamist Hassan al-Turabi. 

"We recently informed the Sudanese embassy in Amman of our willingness to mediate a reconciliation between Beshir and Turabi," Islamic Action Front secretary general Abdel Latif Arabiyat told AFP. 

"But so far we have not received any reply," he said. 

"We believe that it is our Islamic duty to mediate a reconciliation," he added. 

Beshir fell out with Turabi last year and proclaimed a state of emergency on December 12, dissolving parliament and dismissing Turabi from his post as president of parliament. 

On May 6 the Sudanese president suspended Turabi as secretary general of the ruling National Congress party, effectively preventing him from having any political role in the country as well as from making speeches. 

When the first crisis broke out in December the Islamic Action Front dispatched a delegation to Khartoum, led by Arabiyat, to help ease the tension - AMMAN (AFP) 


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