Arab League: Sudan genocide charges will have dangerous repercussions

A decision by the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court to charge Sudan's president with genocide and war crimes is setting a dangerous precedent, the chairman of an emergency Arab League meeting said Saturday. Djibouti Foreign Minister Chairman Mahmoud Ali Youssef said the 10 charges against President Omar al-Bashir will have dangerous repercussions for the entire region. "The indictment is a dangerous precedent in dealing with heads of state. It will have dangerous repercussions, not only on Sudan but on the whole region," said Youssef. The 22-member Arab League is holding a one-day meeting on Saturday to discuss the charges.