Saudis pressure Sudan’s Al-Bashir to boycott Qatar

Sudan should take a ‘clear stance’ and support the GCC countries and Egypt in their dispute against Qatar, the Saudi Ambassador to Khartoum said yesterday. In an interview with the Khartoum-based daily newspaper, Al Sudani, the Saudi

Sudan should take a ‘clear stance’ and support the GCC countries and Egypt in their dispute against Qatar, the Saudi Ambassador to Khartoum said yesterday.

In an interview with the Khartoum-based daily newspaper, Al Sudani, the Saudi Ambassador to Khartoum, Ali Bin Hassan Jaffar, urged Sudan to change its neutral stance if Qatar does not respond to a list of demands before today’s deadline imposed by the three Gulf nations, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt.

“If the Qatari rulers insist on rejecting the demands of the four countries and decide to escalate the situation and scramble for countries with ambitions in the region such as Turkey and Iran, we hope our Sudanese brothers will take a clear stance,” he said.

He added the current crises “is not about relations among countries but rather the security of the Gulf and the Arab nations”, saying “that is why we wish Sudan to take a clear stance on the crisis”.

Read More: How long can Sudan stay neutral in the Gulf crisis? 

Sudan is among several Arab states who have expressed support for the Kuwaiti mediation process and not joined the economic, land air and sea embargo imposed on Doha. Last week, Qatar was given ten days to respond to a 13-point list of demands which includes the shutting down of Qatari Al Jazeera TV network, cutting back ties with Iran, ending the Turkish military presence in Qatar and serving relations with the Muslim Brotherhood.

In recent years, following the severing of ties with Iran, Sudan has developed close relationship with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have invested $30 billion in Sudan mainly in agricultural projects.

Sudan also has long standing ties with Qatar who have supported Sudan politically and economically. Qatar has been instrumental in hosting peace talks which led to the signing of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur in 2011.

Read More: Sudan appeals for calm between Qatar and Gulf 

Last month, Sudan’s foreign minister, Ibrahim Ghandour, under pressure from parliamentarians urging the Sudanese government to support Qatar in the dispute with the GCC and Egypt said, “We will not stand neutral and we will not take sides but we are at the heart of the issue.”

The foreign ministry said previously that Sudan was prepared to mediate and do everything possible to reconcile the parties to de-escalate the dispute and restore “calm.”

Source: middleeastmonitor.com

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8 COMMENTS
  • adhanom July 3, 2017

    If i were albeshir i would ask saudi to keep her candy for itself instead of trying to infringe into my sovereinghty.

  • Z. Hagos July 3, 2017

    At the time all expatriates (foreign workers) are threatened with 400 Riyals for each family member monthly, the Sudanese like the other expatriates started leaving Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Govt. does not have any money to bribe like before. It can only use the expatriates remittances to impose pressure but that has become something of no effect. Also, the Saudi Royal family members are embroiling over power struggle as to who to become the next king. The Saudi people are in shock. Money is becoming hard to find. So, it is better for the Saudi to turn to their internal problems and find solutions before the countries gets like what they did to others, as in the case of Libya.
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    Out of what is going between the Saudis and the Qataris, the neighboring countries may get peace if that conflict is real and continues between the two Wahabi-countries. With their little money, they have destroyed many countries. Thanks to Obama, who said no more America to be involved in the Wahabis dirty jobs. As a result, the Saudis and the other GCC countries are spending their huge monies in their non-ending war in Yemen. Yemen looks like it is going be the graveyard of their dirty interference in other countries. With that ending, Isaias will also end because their financing of him will also stop.

  • amanuel July 3, 2017

    Suadis bombardment of yemeni people, is that terrorism or anti-terrorism. Good kinsemie ena.

  • Z. Hagos July 4, 2017

    At the time all expatriates (foreign workers) are threatened with 400 Riyals for each family member monthly, the Sudanese like the other expatriates started leaving Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Govt. does not have any money to bribe like before. It can only use the expatriates remittances to impose pressure but that has become something of no effect. Also, the Saudi Royal family members are embroiling over power struggle as to who to become the next king. The Saudi people are in shock. Money is becoming hard to find. So, it is better for the Saudi to turn to their internal problems and find solutions before the countries gets like what they did to others, as in the case of Libya.
    .
    Out of what is going between the Saudis and the Qataris, the neighboring countries may get peace if that conflict is real and continues between the two Wahabi-countries. With their little money, they have destroyed many countries. Thanks to Obama, who said no more America to be involved in the Wahabis dirty jobs. As a result, the Saudis and the other GCC countries are spending their huge monies in their non-ending war in Yemen. Yemen looks like it is going be the graveyard of their dirty interference in other countries. With that ending, Isaias will also end because their financing of him will also stop.

  • Amanuel July 4, 2017

    Beggars like Al beshir and Esyas have no options but obey big brothers instructions. Long kneel slave Essu.

  • brhan Haqi July 4, 2017

    Believe in self-reliance and always you prevail.

  • Amba July 5, 2017

    Arab slaves and Abeeds, such as al Bashir and Issaias have no choice but to bend and obey their Arab masters. These are the same Arab slaves who hate their own languages, identity and history

  • Kidane Beraki July 6, 2017

    Mr Amba, your usual shallow coments, the result of your untreatable inferiority complex and uncontrollable hatred towards Eritreans, will not bother any of us. We don’t need any more evidence on who you are. Get a life. This forum is only for Eritreans and their friends.

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