Sudan accuses US of using UN to meddle in Darfur

September 25, 2006 03:49

Sudan's president lashed out at the US on Sunday, saying Washington's plans to create a "new Middle East" were behind an international push to replace African Union peacekeepers with UN forces in war-ravaged Darfur. In a speech in Khartoum, President Omar al-Bashir said the US and UK wanted to recraft the region in Israel's interests. "They want to use the Darfur issue to re-colonize Sudan," al-Bashir said defiantly.

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