Sudan blames West for rebels’ terrorFrom RAJI BASHIR in Khartoum, Sudan
KHARTOUM, (CAJ News) – SUDAN has blamed some nations in the West for complicity in the killing of civilians by rebels during a civil war tormenting the country.
This the latest twist in the tensions that saw Sudan expel a United humanitarian envoy, a move that has sparked tensions with the a Troika working on the resolution of the crisis in the country
Sudan has defended the recent expulsion of UN the Head of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Ivo Freijsen, whose permit was not renewed when it expired earlier this week.
It blamed the Troika, consisting of the Norway, United Kingdom and United States, for biased and unbalanced reporting on the divisive issue.
“The statement by the group has just repeated the old positions that don’t help bring peace to the people of the two areas, and only send the same negative signals to the rebels to continue their barbaric behavior in attacking innocent civilians without facing any consequences,” the Sudan Embassy in US stated.
The Embassy said Sudan was keen to work with the UN agencies in the humanitarian field but had the right to evaluate the performance of UN officials and their level of cooperation.
The country said the UN official’s tenure was characterised by and lack cooperation between warring parties.
Sudan insisted the revocation of the envoy’s stay in the country must not be construed as rejection of the presence of this UN organ in Sudan or the appointment of a new resident head.
The country in the Horn of Africa is engulfed by strife after a decades-long civil war.
Economic problems and drought have exacerbated the situation.
– CAJ News
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