Title: Sudan’s Parliament supports the expulsion of the two UN officials
Author: SudaneseOnline News
Date: 12-30-2014, 03:59 PM
December 30, 2014-Khartoum-SudaneseOnline-Sudan’s Parliament announced on Monday its support to the Foreign Ministry’s decision to expel UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Ali Za’atari and UN Development Programme Country Director Yvonne Helle from the country.
The head of Parliament Social, Humanitarian Affairs and Organizations Subcommittee, Hasaballa Saleh, described the decision as historic which like morals and positions of Sudanese people, pointing out that the decision based on convincing and reasonable evidences
Saleh noted Sudan is a real member in United Nations and has influential role in its regional and international environment, emphasizing that the two UN officials exceeded their duties through interference in the internal affairs.
The expulsions are the latest in a string of incidents with aid and humanitarian workers -- in April, Khartoum told the American chief of the UN Population Fund to leave for "interfering" in internal affairs.
They also come amid heightened tensions between Sudan and the UN-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur.
A bid by the mission to investigate a report that government forces raped 200 women and girls in a Darfur village has sparked anger in Khartoum.
Sudan demanded UNAMID form an "exit strategy" and told it to shut a human rights office in Khartoum.