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Sudan can protect its borders from Israel infiltration, official

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]

Sudan has “enough power to protect its borders from any Israeli penetrations through the neighbouring countries,” a senior member of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) stressed yesterday.

Speaking to Quds Press, Rabie Abdelati said: “There is no need to prove the Israeli existence in Africa … there are Arab countries which have relations with the Israeli entity and this is not our issue. But we do not want a neighbouring country to have such relations at our expense.”

“We have no hostilities with any of the neighbouring countries and we do not threaten any of them, but we will not allow any to undermine the security of our borders.”

Regarding claims that Sudan has received external military assistance to confront an eminent Eritrean attack, Abdelati said: “These are baseless accusations. Eritrea is a neighbouring country and it does not threaten us, but we do not accept the Israeli existence to harm Sudan.”

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