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November 2, 2012 6:29 am

Report: Sudan Considers Downgrading Iran Ties Following Arms Depot Bombing

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Sudanese president Omar al Bashir arrives in the southern capital of Juba. Photo: Al Jazeera.

Times of Israel – Sudan may want to consider downgrading ties with Iran and move closer to the Gulf Arab states, the country’s foreign minister reportedly said this week, in the wake of the bombing of a military complex thought to be linked to Iranian arms shipments.

Foreign Minister Ali Karti reportedly told a meeting of Khartoum’s ruling National Congress Party that the country should consider moving away from Tehran as a means of insulating itself should war break out between Iran and the West, the London-based Arabic daily Al-Hayat reported Friday.

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