Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour yesterday denied reports that the US had conditioned that Omar Al-Bashir should quit as president in return for normalising ties between the two countries, Rai Al-Youm reported.
In an interview with the London-based Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, Ghandour said that the US did not put conditions on the normalisation of ties. “There was not a hint about the President Al-Bashir; otherwise, we would have refused.”
Al-Bashir is the president of Sudan and others must speak about him with all the necessary respect.
Following the November visit of the Deputy US Secretary of State John Sullivan to Sudan, activists claimed that he had requested Al-Bashir step down as a condition to normalise ties with Washington.