April 29, 2013 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese government renewed allegations to Israel of standing behind insurgents fighting Khartoum on multiple fronts.
The Sudanese ambassador to Moscow Omar Dahab Fadul, said in an interview with Russia Today TV on Sunday that Khartoum has compelling evidence of Israel’s support for the rebel Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) which is an umbrella group comprised of multiple movements.
Dahab claimed that there were recent statements made by senior Israeli intelligence declaring their support for SRF and saying that they made remarkable achievements in western Sudan.
"Israel also believes that its security requires weakening Sudan in order to weaken its neighboring Arab countries such as Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Libya” the ambassador further added.
The Sudanese official stressed that SRF weekend attack on Um Rawaba has no military significance but it rather meant to achieve a political goal through “media stunt”.
The ambassador also attributed the reason for the failure of negotiations between the Sudanese government and rebel Sudanese People Liberation Movement/North (SPLM-N) to the latter’s intransigence and lack of goodwill.
Last week, the Sudanese government and SPLM-N held the first round of talks since 2011 in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. However, the negotiations were adjourned till next month without success in bridging the wide gap between the two sides.