SUDAN WATCH: Sudanese gov't calls for concrete US action

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Sudanese gov't calls for concrete US action

From Sudan Radio Service, Thursday 06 August 2009:
GONU Calls for Concrete US Action in Sudan
(Khartoum) – The Government of Sudan has requested that the United States government lay down a timetable for the implementation of what it describes as a "new policy" towards Sudan.

Presidential advisor Mustafa Osman Ismail made the point during a meeting organized by the government media office in the Republican Palace in Khartoum.

[Mustafa Osman Ismail]: “We are demanding that the American administration lay out its timetable to implement the issues we have been discussing. They keep sending envoys, then after a while, when they find out that the envoy is useless, they get rid of him. They bring in another envoy, who tells us good and nice words. Bush sent us four or five envoys; each of them came with good words, and they left with bad words. This time we are demanding that there should be a timetable, as a commitment from both parties, in which it will be shown what should be achieved in a specific period of time - what is required from us, and what is required from the American administration. Their intentions are good, but the manner by which they manipulate issues is different from Bush. Now we would like to translate these discussions into concrete action.”
Mustafa Osman Ismail said that President Barack Obama should show more interest in creating a meaningful and serious dialogue with Sudan.
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