Title:IRAN: Iran and Sudan issue joint call for complete withdrawal of Iraqi troops from Kuwait and of the multi-national forces from the Gulf region
Date:10th December 1990
Summary:TEHRAN, IRAN (DECEMBER 10-11, 1990) (REUTERS)
OMAR BEING GREETED BY RAFSANJANI AND IRANIAN FOREIGN MINISTER ALI AKBAR VELAYATI AT AIRPORT
BOTH SIDES MEETING FOR TALKS
Story Text: Iran and Sudan issued a joint call on Thursday (December 13th) for a complete withdrawal of Iraqi troops from Kuwait and of the multi-national forces from the Gulf region.
In a statement released at the end of a three-day visit to Tehran by Sudanese military leader Omar Hassan al-Bashir the two nations called for a peaceful Islamic solution to "ward off the threat of a war whose victims will be Islamic countries."
Iranian President Hashemi Rafsanjani was quoted as saying that Iran and Sudan will "intensify efforts to prevent the outbreak of war".
Sudan is one of the few Arab countries to have been sympathetic to Baghdad since Iraqi troops invaded kuwait on August 2nd. But the joint statement, read on Tehran Radio, rejected the Iraqi invasion and "condemned the widespread alien presence in Islamic lands and the direct threat it can pose..."
It added: "The two sides stressed the necessity of complete withdrawal of Iraqi forces from Kuwait and of foreign forces from the region."
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