Iranian, Sudanese Presidents Stress Resistance against Hegemonic Powers
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his Sudanese counterpart Omar al-Bashir in a meeting in Khartoum asked for increased unity among Muslim nations and governments and their resistance against the plots and conspiracies of the hegemonic powers.
“Today enemies have been mobilized to hit all nations, specially the Islamic nations, with all their power and the former colonialist powers which competed with each other in the past have now become united against the Muslim world under the current conditions,” Ahmadinejad said during the meeting on Monday.
Bashir, for his part, underlined that unity and solidarity today are not an option, but a must and obligation for all Muslims, and stressed that every Muslim “should step on this path and all the plots hatched by the enemies to create a rift and division among Muslims should be unveiled” to the Muslim world.
He asked Tehran and Khartoum to make joint efforts to expand unity and solidarity among Muslims and remove their difference.
Ahmadinejad arrived in the Sudanese capital late last night.
His visit to Khartoum comes three months after Bashir travelled to Tehran to attend a counter-terrorism summit which also included the leaders of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and Tajikistan.
Ahmadinejad left Tehran for New York last week to attend the 66th UN General Assembly meeting. He was due to take a trip to Venezuela next, but the two sides postponed the visit as Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is recovering from a cancer treatment.
He then left the US for Mauritania where he discussed expansion of ties and cooperation between Tehran and Nouakchott in a meeting with his Mauritanian counterpart.
Before leaving Tehran, the Iranian president told reporters, “In all these three countries, international developments will be discussed.”