Sudan authorities will shut down Hamas and Hezbollah local offices
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Sudan’s transitional government has announced that it will be shutting down the local offices that the terrorist groups Hamas and Hezbollah operate in the country, the Middle East Eye reported Monday, quoting an unnamed Sudanese official.
According to the official, the government plans to close down not only the offices of Hezbollah and Hamas, but also of “any other Islamist group whose goal is terrorism.”
“Sudan has no ties to these terrorists – Sudan’s own interest comes above all else,” the official said.
The official said that in recent years, Hamas and Hezbollah had been “hiding” their presence in Sudan.
The report said that Sudan’s decision to oust Hamas and Hezbollah from its territory is a move designed to convince the US administration to remove Sudan from its list of state sponsors of terrorism.
The US added Sudan to the list in 1993 after the latter hosted a visit by al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.
Source: Israel Hayom