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Opposition in Sudan calls for Arab action against JASTA

Leader of the opposition National Umma Party in Sudan, Sadiq Al-Mahdi, called for the Arab League to adopt a resolution against the "financial blackmailing of Saudi Arabia via [the American law] JASTA", the Anadolu Agency reported yesterday.

In an open letter sent to the Arab leaders meeting in Amman, Jordan, Al-Mahdi called for "recognising the retreat of the Arab common work against the crises facing Arab countries."

He said that this "retreat opened the door for group and individual international interference, considering the region has no will."

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Al-Mahdi, who is a former prime minister, said: "This recognition should be coincided with an Arabic plan to encounter these crises," noting that the Arab citizens are waiting to see whether this meeting would be at the level of the real challenges or to remain an occasion of "public relations".

He warned that the "current conflicts encouraged Israel's greed with the region at the expense of the violated Arab and Palestinian rights."

In September 2016, the US passed the controversial Justice Against State-sponsors of Terrorism Act designed to allow families of the victims of the 9/11 attacks to sue countries who are deemed state-sponsors of terror and who are thought to have had a hand in the terrorist attacks.

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