In late August 2017, Sudanese Minister of Investments Mubarak El-Fadil called for "normalization of relations" with the Zionist regime. For a country that has cut off relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran in order to please the Gulf states (read the US), this behavior is absolutely normal. On the whole, it is not surprising to hear such statements from Khartoum. One may think of the Arab League observer in Syria Sudanese Lieutenant General Mohammed Ahmed Mustafa al-Dabi who was recalled back to Khartoum, after Qatar bought him off for $2 billion. The reason was Al-Dabi’s observation, which, to put it mildly, did not correspond to the Western propaganda about the events taking place in Syria.
Those who know the history of Sudan can remember Ramírez Sánchez who was transferred to the West. Inside the country, the late Hassan Al-Turabi also became the subject to the unfair treatment by the military when he was imprisoned in the mid-1980s. When the famous scientist was released, the military didn’t let him realize his projects by placing Turabi in the ranks of politically hopeless opposition.
In the early 2000s, Sudan intensified its political efforts towards Tehran, and a number of agreements were signed, including those related to military issues. The African state became (and still is with certain reservations) the most important mechanism in the route of arms transfer from the Islamic Republic of Iran to besieged Gaza. Actually, this was the main reason for the periodic aggression of the Zionist Air Force against Sudan. Moreover, the occupier of Palestine was providing (and is providing nowadays) an incredible level of assistance to the rebels of Southern Sudan.
Since the beginning of the Syrian conflict the priorities of the Omar al-Bashir’s government have changed. Succumbing to the temptation, like millions of sheiks from the Persian Gulf states, the general made a treacherous turn towards the pro-American side. And while commenting on his transition to the enemies’ of the "Islamic Resistance" camp, al-Bashir pointed out that the Iranians allegedly had not allocated adequate funds to his country. And in this sway the fact of bribing by the Bayers was recognized. This history has yet to be understood, but it is worth noting that Tehran is not a "missionary of millions" like Riyadh or Doha, and besides it seems rather disrespectful to demand money from a country under sanctions. Indeed, considering the signed economy and military cooperation contracts, the Iranian partners at least ought to be thanked for the trust and the opportunities provided. Cooperation in stated areas is much more productive and useful than millions of dollars in the pocket of local corrupt officials. Sudan has officially introduced the Sharia, which means it enters the dimension of the country that wants to develop within the norms of Islamic law, so the country's leaders whether they want it or not are obliged to discard all known secular attractions of policy-making and adhere to the rules of monotheism. But as we see in practice, neither Sudan, nor Pakistan (which also lives under sharia laws, and the official name of the republic has the word "Islamic" in it) acts this way.
Rupture of relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran culminated in the expulsion of the Iranian ambassador from Khartoum. This escapade was a form of appeasement of the agitational policy of the Saudis against Iran, after the embassy of the Arab country in Tehran was blocked by the people. This actions of the people of the Islamic Republic of Iran became a response to the brutal execution of Sheikh Nimr by Saudi Arabia's government.
In our world, by the will of the Most High, there is an explanation for everything. By distancing itself from the alliance organized by the IRGC, Sudan literally falls into the embrace of pro-Western puppets. And participation in the slaughter of Yemen is another proof of that.
So one shouldn’t be surprised that once a great friend of Palestine is now turning into an ally of the Zionist regime. When the country's leadership deliberately drives itself into the grip of the main ally of Zionism (the Gulf states), naturally, it will sooner or later come to the cooperation or contact with the invaders themselves. Actually the formal recognition of the Zionist colony as part of the "state" is one of the main conditions of the Bani Saud policy *.
These links contain the facts confirming the building of relations between Khartoum and Zionism, and furthermore, there are pseudo-Islamic parties in Sudan which believe that there is nothing wrong with cooperation with the colonialists. Let’s leave such a statement on their conscience.
In conclusion, we can add that the enemies can rejoice thinking that they bought Sudan, but de facto only the ruling class of the country was bought off, but not the people. It is known that in Sudan there are lands rented by the representatives of Hizbullah, it is no accident that Sudan plays an important role in supplying the Gaza Strip with everything needed from Tehran.
Nevertheless, the struggle for Sudan is not over, by the will of the Most High, the future promises many more events in the African direction.
Representatives of Islamic parties and associations have already voiced their protested to the Government of the Sudan. Hamas also condemned the statement of the Minister of Investments.
* In this regard, Doha does not lag behind, Qatar is also an ally of the Zionist regime, agreements with the occupiers are being signed in no less quantities than by the Saudis, and one should not be deceived by the current conflict between the mentioned countries of the Arabian Peninsula. The showdown takes place not between the states but only among Saudi princes, which made the people of Qatar a victim of the struggle.
That’s why it doesn’t make much difference to whom al-Bashir is shifting. Both Qatar and the Saudis are the links of Western hegemony.
Damir Nazarov is a Russian journalist, residing in the city of Tyumen.