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Sudan criticizes Kenyan court's arrest warrant against al-Bashir

(Xinhua)

11:27, November 29, 2011

KHARTOUM, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- The Sudanese government on Monday criticized a Kenyan court's issuance of an arrest warrant against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) that accuses him of committing war crimes in Darfur.

"The decision of the Kenyan court comes within the context of the pressures being exercised by western pressure groups that have influences in Africa," spokesman of the Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Al-Obaid Ahmed Murawih told reporters Monday.

"We think the decision is more likely associated with the internal Kenyan difference on dealing with the ICC than with the Sudanese affair," Murawih said.

"The (Sudanese) foreign ministry regards this move as a translation of desperate efforts being made by a group of activists who tried before to convince the Kenyan government to issue a political decision and when they failed they resorted to the judicial option," Murawih said.

He stressed that the Kenyan court's decision was linked with the recent failures of the ICC prosecutor, saying that "the ICC general prosecutor failed to persuade the member states to the Rome Statute to respond to his requests to arrest President al- Bashir where Malawi's visit was the last example of that failure."

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china vs america for sudan oil, control. Ha ha ha,cnt wait 4 WW111. PUT iran,syria,russia in the mix
  

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