Onlookers gather to looks at a huge fire that engulfed the Yarmouk ammunition factory in Khartoum October 24, 2012. The factory was bombed by the Israeli military., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
NAM strongly condemns Israeli airstrike on arms factory in Sudan
Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:7AM GMT
The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) has strongly condemned an Israeli airstrike on a weapons factory in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, saying it was a serious violation of the UN Charter.
The attack was a serious breach of the United Nations Charter and a blatant violation of the principles of the countries’ sovereignty and territorial integrity, the NAM said in a statement.
In line with the valuable and established principles of the movement, the NAM condemned “in the strongest terms” the Israeli regime’s airstrike on the Yarmouk Complex, south of Khartoum.
The statement reaffirmed the movement’s commitment to respecting Sudan’s sovereignty, unity, independence and territorial integrity.
On Wednesday, 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.
Sudan called on the United Nations Security Council to condemn Israel for violating the country’s sovereignty and bombing the factory.