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Sudanese opposition party declares support for Qatar

A general view of the National Congress Party's fourth general assembly at Khartoum International Fair in Khartoum, Sudan on 28 April 2017 [Ebrahim Hamid/Anadolu Agency]
A general view of the National Congress Party's fourth general assembly at Khartoum International Fair in Khartoum, Sudan [Ebrahim Hamid/Anadolu Agency]

The Sudanese opposition the Just Peace Forum party (JPF) has expressed its support for Qatar in the Gulf crisis and called on Sudan’s government to play an active role in resolving the rift, the Arab news outlet reported.

The party’s President, Tayeb Mustafa Abdul Rahman, said the decision to boycott the State of Qatar was built on “false and unjust grounds” and said no terrorism list could be complete without the inclusion of the name of Israel on it. He denounced the inclusion of Hamas on such a list.

He also called on the Sudanese government to play a central role in resolving the crisis. He said that Sudan, with its active involvement in Yemen to restore the legitimate government there, had unrivalled influence and leverage in the region to bring about a settlement.

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The Popular Congress Party (PCP) also denounced the “terrorism list” issued by the four countries boycotting Qatar and referred to it as a slur on the good names of institutions and personalities.

The party’s Secretary-General, Ali Al-Hajj Adam, said he did not accept the labelling of Hamas as a terrorist organisation.

Read: Saudi, UAE add Qaradawi to ‘terror list’

“How can someone like Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi be a terrorist?” he asked in a meeting of his party’s Shura Council.

“We are not in need of this conflict despite the provocation and have contacted the relevant government embassies to deliver our central message that these events are not in anyone’s interest,” Al-Hajj said

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt on Thursday issued a joint statement listing 59 individuals and institutions it said were linked with Qatar and terrorism – Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, president of the World League of Muslim Scholars, is amongst those named.

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