Sudan will close office of terrorist groups Hezbollah, Hamas
The offices of Hamas, Hezbollah, and any other Islamic group designated as terrorist by the US will close, as Sudan wants to put its own interests first.
The Sudanese transitional government is slated to close the offices of the foreign terrorist organizations, Hamas and Hezbollah, according to a report in the Middle East Eye.
The Qatar regime financed Middle East Eye reported that “A reliable Sudanese source close to [Prime Minister Abdallah] Hamdok’s office disclosed to Middle East Eye that the government will close the offices of foreign groups designated as terrorists by the US, including Hamas and Hezbollah.”
According to the report, “The Sudanese source who spoke to MEE, who asked for anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media, said: “The government will close the offices of Hamas and Hezbollah and any other Islamic group designated as terrorist groups that has presence in Sudan, because Sudan has nothing actually to do with these groups and the interests of Sudan are above everything.”
The Sudanese source added “Actually they have hidden their presence in the past few years but we won’t tolerate any individual’s presence in the future.”
The outlet said the action to evict Hamas and Hezbollah from the north African country was meant to convince the United States government to de-list Sudan as a state-sponsor of terrorism. The United States proscribed Sudan a state-sponsor of terrorism in 1993.
In early December, the US and Sudan agreed to begin exchanging ambassadors again after a period of more than two decades. US-Sudan relations have improved since the Sudanese people overthrew the dictatorship of former president Omar al-Bashir.
The US listed Sudan a state-sponsor of terrorism in 1993 after it hosted the deceased al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.