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Khartoum denies need for US warning to citizens not to travel to Sudan

April 1, 2017 at 12:29 pm

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The foreign ministry in Khartoum denied on Friday that America needs to have warned US citizens not to travel to Sudan, has reported. “Such a warning,” said the ministry, “is not in line with the important developments and changes in the country.”

In a written media statement, the ministry noted that reports issued by the UN, the African Union and the Arab League reiterated the stability in Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kurdafan governorates. “There are, therefore, no objective justifications for this warning.”

Claims that there is a genuine fear of terrorism in Sudan contradict remarks by US officials, said the ministry. “They hailed the stability in the country.”

The official statement called on the US state department to review its warning, which is “based on inaccurate information.”

Sudan has been on the US list of countries “sponsoring terror” since 1993. In January, the US lifted financial sanctions imposed on the government in Khartoum for 20 years.