Gaza’s arms suppliers are in the middle of a diplomatic snafu after Khartoum closed its Iranian culture centers out of concern Tehran was promoting Shi’ite ideology in Sunni Sudan.
By Roi Kais
After 20 years in which Sudan, a Sunni-majority state, maintained close strategic ties with Shi’ite Iran, cracks have begun to appear in the relationship between the two countries, who, according to foreign reports, have also cooperated against Israel.
Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir (left) with Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei (right) – Photo: AP
There have been several reports in recent years about air raids on Sudanese territory against arms convoys reportedly transferring weapons to the Gaza Strip. Continue Reading »
Sudan’s top player & president of the Sudanese Chess Association resigns his position following a match against an Israeli opponent.
By Ben Ariel
The president of the Sudanese Chess Association (SCA) tendered his resignation on Sunday following a game of chess that took place against an Israeli player at the World Youth Chess Championships in South Africa, reports the Sudan Tribune.
Chess (illustration) – Thinkstock
The president, Tariq Zaroog, said that he as an administrator of the top chess body in the country is stepping down and offered his apologies to the Palestinian and Sudanese people, according to the report. Continue Reading »
According to a Sudanese reports, local informants gave Israel intel that facilitated in air-strike on Sudan in 2009 and again in 2012.
Sudan said Saturday night that it has arrested a ring of informants working on behalf of Israeli intelligence.
Fire engulfs Yarmouk ammunition factory in Khartoum October 24, 2012. – Photo: Reuters
For the 2nd time in 5 weeks, Iranian warships dock in Port Sudan. It seem more Iranian Fajr-5 missiles en route to Gaza.
By Gil Ronen
Two Iranian warships docked in Port Sudan on Saturday, a witness told AFP. This marks the second port call by the Iranian navy in Sudan in five weeks.
Iranian warship in Port Sudan
The Iranian navy said the 1,400 ton frigate Jamaran and the 4,700 ton support ship Bushehr “docked in Port Sudan, after successfully carrying out their assignments in the Red Sea, and were greeted by high-ranking Sudanese naval commanders.” It did not say how long the warships would stay in port. Continue Reading »
Sudan says captured Vulture was on espionage mission for Israel
Chip a standard migration tracker with Israeli Park Services GPS chip.
Three Days of the Condor, Sudan style: Sudanese media was a buzz Thursday, with news saying that Darfur authorities had captured a vulture carrying Israeli spy gear.
The suspect (Illustration -Unable to publicize real picture to protect the vulture’s identity). Photo: Israel Nature and National Parks Service
The suspect bird was found to be tagged with an Israeli GPS chip and a leg band labeled “Israel Nature Service” and “Hebrew University, Jerusalem.”
Khartoum’s media claimed that the device was capable of taking photos and sending them back to Israel; but Israel’s National Parks Service dismissed the allegation, saying that both the band and the GPS chip were nothing more than standard migration trackers. Continue Reading »
Tehran halfheartedly admits to its connection to weapons factory in Sudan
FM Salehi reports: ‘If Israel was ready to strike Iran it would have done so by now’
By Roi Kais
Iran halfheartedly admitted that it had established the Sudanese weapons factory that was destroyed in an air raid last week, defiantly stating that it has the right to build arms facilities overseas.
Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi – Photo: Reuters
In a Sunday interview with Qatari newspaper Al-Waten, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi was asked about the the Iranian link to Sudanese military complex that was allegedly bombed by Israel. Continue Reading »
On 6 Oct an Iranian drone flew over Israel & photographed the reactor building & its air defense system’s radar.
The data gathered was sent to Hamas to help aim its rocket attack on Dimona.
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Less than 24 hours after Sudanese President Omar Bashir pledged “decisive steps against Israeli interests which are now legitimate targets,” for the destruction of the Iranian missile plant in Khartoum, Palestinian rocket teams early Sunday, Oct. 28, fired Grad missiles as target finders against Israel’s nuclear reactor in Dimona. This is reported exclusively by debkafile. They exploded on open ground in the Ramat Negev district southwest of the town of Dimona. Continue Reading »
Analysis: Iran missiles destroyed in attack on Sudanese ‘factory’ would have threatened oil & gas drilling, Israeli ships & civilian centers, in the hands of Palestinians & Hezbollah
By Ron Ben-Yishai
All signs indicate that it was not an “arms factory” that was bombed in Sudan recently, but a huge shipment of advanced weapons and ammunition that was on its way from Iran to terror elements in Gaza. A reliable Western source says that even if a small number of these weapons systems would have reached the Hamas-ruled territory, they could have posed a major threat to Israel and the IDF. Continue Reading »
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Sudanese newspaper reported CIA chief called Sudan officials shortly after attack on arms factory, denied reports indicating his country had early knowledge of ‘Israeli strike’
By Roi Kais
The closure of the US embassy in Khartoum, shortly after Sudan accused Israel of launching an attack on an arms factory, has raised speculation that the US knew the Jewish state was behind the strike and feared it would be targeted by angry protesters.
CIA Director David Petraeus – Photo: Reuters
Despite this notion, a local Sudanese newspaper “al-Intiba” reported Monday that CIA Director David Petraeus called Sudanese deputy intelligence head Saleh A-Tayeb, shortly after the alleged Israeli attack in Khartoum. Continue Reading »
Sudan blames Israel for bombing Khartoum military complex & killing 2 people
Sudan’s Minister of Information: Israeli interests are now ‘legitimate targets’ after alleged strike.
A U.S. monitoring group says satellite images of the aftermath of an explosion at a Sudanese weapons factory suggest that the site was hit by an airstrike.
The Yarmouk military complex in Khartoum, Sudan seen in a satellite image made on Oct. 25 2012, following the alleged attack. – Photo: AP
The Sudanese government has accused Israel of bombing its Yarmouk military complex in Khartoum last week, killing two people and leaving the factory in ruins. Continue Reading »
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Foreign intelligence sources report that Israel carried out a drone raid on a munitions convoy south of the Sudanese capital in September.
Israel carried out an unmanned drone raid on a convoy south of the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, last month, foreign intelligence sources told the Reuters news agency on Thursday.
Huge fire engulfs the Yarmouk ammunition factory in Khartoum – Reuters
The sources claimed the strike destroyed 200 tons of munitions, including rockets, that were intended for Gaza.
The report comes one day after a huge fire broke out at an arms factory in Khartoum. Sudan said the fire was a result of an attack by four military planes. Continue Reading »