10/30/2012

Iran Urges UN Security Council to Condemn Israel's Attack on Sudan

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran called on the UN Security Council to condemn the recent Israeli air raid on a Sudanese military center in the capital city of Khartoum, and dismissed the Zionist regime's claims that the facility bombarded by Israel was producing Iran-made weapons.

"The Security Council and the UN should show serious reaction to the issue and the regional states should be careful and don't allow the Zionist regime to use their airspace for such aggressions," Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehman-Parast told reporters in Tehran on Tuesday.

"All the countries in the region and at international level should be mobilized to stop the Zionist regime's aggressions," he added.

Mehman-Parast also rejected Israel's claims that the bombarded facilities in Sudan were producing Iran-made weapons, and said, "The Zionist regime uses such excuses to cover up its crimes."

His remarks came after Sudan's Foreign Ministry said the Sudanese arms manufacturing has no relationship with any foreign party, renewing its condemnation of Israel over the recent attack against Al-Yarmouk arms factory in Khartoum.

"Khartoum denies any link for Sudan's military manufacturing with any foreign party," said Al-Obaid Ahmed Mirrawih, Sudanese Foreign Ministry spokesman, in a statement Monday.

Israel was trying desperately to pass misleading information via different sources to justify its heinous act, including its claims of a relationship between the production of Al-Yarmouk arms factory complex and Iran and Syria, the Palestinian Hamas movement and Hezbollah in Lebanon, noted Mirrawih.

"Iran does not need weapons produced in Sudan, either for itself or for its allies," said the spokesman.

Meanwhile, he renewed the Sudanese Foreign Ministry's condemnation of Israel over the recent attack against Al-Yarmouk arms factory.

An airstrike targeted Al-Yarmouk arms factory complex in Khartoum last week, killing two people and injuring another. Khartoum accused Israel of being behind the bombardment of the complex, but Israel remained mum on the incident.