Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Brotherly Love

Ahmadinejad visits his New Best Pal, Sudanese Leader, Al-Bashir

AP: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in Sudan on Wednesday for talks between two leaders who face strong U.N. Security Council pressure — Iran for its nuclear program and Sudan for the conflict in Darfur. Ahmadinejad was met at Khartoum airport by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, a day after the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor accused a junior member of al-Bashir's Cabinet of committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur. During his two-day visit, Ahmadinejad will deliver a lecture at a private institution in Khartoum and witness the signing of several bilateral agreements, according to Sudan's Information Ministry.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Wednesday morning that Iran-Sudan political relations are at a "very good level."President Ahmadinejad was talking to reporters at Mehrabad International Airport here before departing for Khartoum, Sudan, for an official two-day visit.
"The two countries have always had amicable and brotherly ties ever since after the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1979.
"This visit will play an important role in promoting mutual relations," he said.
He noted that Iran and Sudan currently have wide-ranging relations in the economic, industrial, agricultural, energy and cultural fields.

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