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Egypt condemns Israeli attack on Sudan

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Sudan blames Israel for destroying a military site in Yarmouk, in a move that could tip the region into further tension.

Egypt has condemned an attack on military sites in Sudan, which Sudan blames Israel for.

Sudanese Minister during press conference

The Sudanese Culture and Information Minister Ahmed Bilal during a press conference on Wednesday. AFP

The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign affairs said in a statement published by MENA that Egypt condemns the “terrorist attack” and rejects any assault that threatens the sovereignty of Sudan.

The statement added that Egypt is in solidarity with the people and government of Sudan and that Egypt is willing to cooperate with and support Sudan to find out the facts behind the attack.

The Arab League has similarly condemned the attack.

The attack took place on Tuesday night and targeted Sudan’s main ammunition factory in Yarmouk, leaving two civilians dead and one person in critical condition. The Sudanese ruling party, the National Congress Party (NCP) released a statement saying that Israel was behind the attack in an attempt to damage the unity of Sudan and turn the Sudanese people against each other.

The statement added that Sudan retains the right to respond to any attack. The NCP added that this attack comes after indirect attempts by Israel to weaken Sudan.

The official spokesperson for the Sudanese government and the Culture and Information Minister, Ahmed Bilal gave more details on Thursday. He said that four Israeli planes carried out the attack and that the operation was clearly planned because of its precision. He said that the attack came after Israel received false information that the military site was being used to create advanced weapons similar to nuclear weapons.

He added that Sudan may take this to the United Nations Security Council.

Israel believes that Sudan is used to smuggle Iranian arms to Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

This latest attack on Sudan has been condemned by Iran. The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ramin Mehmanparast described the move as “unjustifiable” and said that it could escalate tensions in the region. The official added that the move originates from Israel’s “brutal nature” and is a clear violation of international law.

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