Sudan has ordered the removal of Syrian missiles and weapons of mass destruction out of Sudan.
Arab diplomatic and Sudanese government sources said the military islamist regime of Sudanese President Omar Bashir has ordered that Syria remove its Scud C and Scud D medium-range ballistic missiles as well as components for chemical weapons stored in warehouses in Khartoum.
The sources said the Sudanese demand was issued after the Defense Ministry and Interior Ministry confirmed a report published earlier this month that Syria has been secretly flying Scud-class missiles and WMD components to Khartoum.
Sources indicate that these leaks were payback to the islamist Arab dictatorship for its ongoing war of genocide against Darfur in the west of Sudan. The Fur tribe are heavily represented in Sudan’s security and military forces.
The sources said the Bashir regime has been alarmed over the prospect that the United States would therefore discover the Syrian arsenal and conclude that Damascus and Khartoum were cooperating in the area of missiles and WMD. They said this would have delayed or dashed U.S. plans to lift sanctions from Sudan.
The Sudan Arab-islamist military dictatorship has previously secretly received large aresenals of chemical and biological weapons from Saddam Hussein’s Iraq during the era of UN inspections, when that country was under pressure to disarm. Those weapons were then used in the south of Sudan wiping out entire villages to “mystery” causes.
A U.S. official confirmed the Syrian missile shipments to Sudan, saying they were meant for use against rebels in the south. But the official said the U.S. intelligence community has not determined that Syria sent WMD systems to Khartoum.