Protesters chant anti-Israel slogans during a demonstration as the Sudanese cabinet holds an emergency session over a factory blast, in Khartoum October 24, 2012. This is not the first time Israel has bombed the African state., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
Sudan says arms factory attacked by Israel not linked to foreign parties
Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:59AM GMT
Sudan's Foreign Ministry has slammed Tel Aviv for the recent attack on its weapons factory and rejected the Israeli-engineered rumors about a link between the arms manufacturing and a “foreign party.”
"Khartoum denies any link for Sudan's military manufacturing with any foreign party," Sudanese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Al-Obaid Ahmed Mirrawih said in a statement on Monday.
On October 24, Sudanese Minister of Information Ahmed Belal Osman said that four Israeli military planes had attacked the Yarmouk Complex in Khartoum earlier in the day, killing at least two people.
Mirrawih once again condemned Israel over the attack, saying that the Zionist regime is desperately trying to spread misleading information to justify its attack, including claims about links between the Yarmouk weapon factory and Iran, Syria, the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas and the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah.
"Iran does not need weapons produced in Sudan, either for itself or for its allies," the Sudanese official added.
Sudan has called on the United Nations Security Council to condemn the Israeli regime for violating the African country’s sovereignty.
On Tuesday, Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast also rejected rumors about a link between Iran and the Yarmouk Complex.
Mehmanparast said Tel Aviv usually fabricates such excuses to cover up the crimes it commits.