Opposition, rebel forces are agents of CIA, Mossad: Sudanese president 

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Khartoum, Dec 28: Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir has lashed out again at opposition forces and rebel coalition of the Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) and labeled them as agents of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Israeli intelligence service (Mossad).

Speaking during a rally with Sufi sect supporters in Hajj Yusuf in Khartoum on Saturday, Bashir claimed that the CIA and Mossad were behind the accords signed by the SRF and opposition parties recently known as the “Paris Declaration”, “Sudan Call” and the “New Dawn”.

The Sudanese leader also questioned the strength of his opponents domestically and whether they have any presence on the ground or supporters, reported the allafrica.

On December 3rd, Sudanese political and armed opposition forces and civil society organizations had signed the “Sudan Call” accord in Addis Ababa calling for an end to the war, dismantlement of the one-party state, achievement of a comprehensive peace and democratic transition in the country.

This was preceded by the signing of the “Paris Declaration” last August between the SRF and the National Umma Party (NUP) headed by al-Sadiq al-Mahdi which called for a comprehensive solution involving all the political forces including rebel groups.

Bashir launched a national dialogue initiative last January and urged political opposition and rebel groups to join but his call faced major setback after the NUP withdrew as its leader al-Mahdi was detained by government for a month in May.

Rebel and leftist forces refused to join the dialogue from the start.

Bashir said at the rally that SRF and Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) are “agents and traitors and mercenaries”.

“If they believe that the Sudanese people are with them, then the door for political activities is open, and we have an active communist party… we [even] have communist parties, Ba’athist parties and Nasserite parties, and if the [Sudanese] Revolutionary Front or the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) had followers then they would have came and worked from inside Sudan,” the allafrica quoted him as saying.

Bashir scoffed at demands to annul Islamic law saying it is next to impossible.

“Who is the beneficiary when Sudan disintegrates? Do you like what is happening in South Sudan, Iraq and Syria which is boiling because of agents,” Bashir questioned.

The president called on Sufi sects to stand united against those who want to annul Islamic law.

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