Sudan rejects U.S. request to send Marines to secure embassy

KHARTOUM Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:30pm EDT

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KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan has rejected a U.S. request to send a platoon of Marines to bolster security at the U.S. embassy in Khartoum, the state news agency SUNA said on Saturday.

On Friday, a U.S. official told Reuters that Washington would send Marines to Sudan to improve security at the embassy after protesters entered the mission in a demonstration against a film that insults the Prophet Mohammad.

"Sudan is able to protect the diplomatic missions in Khartoum and the state is committed to protecting its guests in the diplomatic corps," Foreign Minister Ali Ahmed Karti told SUNA.

(Reporting by Ulf Laessing; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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bates148 wrote:
Withdraw all diplomatic relations with Sudan and classify them as a rogue state. If they want to play like this, then so be it.

Sep 15, 2012 12:59pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
bates148 wrote:
Withdraw all diplomatic relations with Sudan and classify them as a rogue state. If they want to play like this, then so be it.

Sep 15, 2012 12:59pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
justinolcb wrote:
this will probably be the next place targeted

the last US ambassador to be killed was in 1979 during Jimmy Carter’s administration – draw any parallels? this is where Obama’s foreign policies get us

if you think Muslims will ever accept US values and live in harmony with other cultures, much less themselves, your ideology is flawed – Jimmy Carter made that error and Obama has made that error, obviously – no matter the volume of our free handouts and humanitarian assistance they will always return to the same anti-American jihad-like tactics – the current administration’s foreign policy of engagement is naive at best, and endangering the lives of our diplomats

Sep 15, 2012 1:14pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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