|NAM condemns Israeli airstrike on Sudan||
TEHRAN – The coordination office of the Non-Aligned Movement issued a statement on Saturday, strongly condemning an Israeli airstrike on a plant in the Sudanese capital Khartoum.
“This incursion is a serious contravention of the United Nations charter and is a blatant violation of governments’ sovereignty and territorial integrity,” the statement read.
Iran assumed the rotating presidency of NAM for a three-year term on August 30.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry also said on Wednesday that the air raid runs contrary to international law and is a flagrant violation of countries’ national sovereignty and territorial integrity.
On Friday, Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir called the attack “reckless” and Minister of Information Ahmed Belal Othman vowing “decisive steps” against Israeli interests, the Kuwaiti News Agency reported.
“The reckless behavior is a manifestation of Israel’s concerns and nervousness about the political and social upheavals in the region and about the progress of Sudan,” Bashir said in an address to his nation on the occasion of Id Al-Adha holiday. “Such aggressive acts by the Zionist entity could never force Khartoum to change its policies.”
He added, “Our enemies cannot hinder our march towards building a coherent and prosperous society, comprehensive development and powerful army.”
Meanwhile, Othman warned that Sudan would take “more decisive steps” against Israeli interests, which he now considers “legitimate targets” due to the strike.
Sudan has also complained to the UN Security Council over the bombing.
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