Does Not Seek to Become US Eager Ally
Department of State announcement ruling out normalization of relations with
Sudan was not surprising. To those who have been following American position was quite expected.
Since the advent of the incumbent regime, US sent a number of envoys to
Sudan but no change of policy ensued. US has gone ahead with its unchanging policy, motivated by what appears to be a fixed political strategy.
That American strategy should have been well absorbed by
Sudan’s foreign policy makers.
Indeed, that strategy targets the orientation of the incumbent regime. Issues like
Sudan’s human rights record and the
Darfur crisis are used as a pretense by US to undermine the regime.
As some believe, whatever steps
Sudan takes to normalize relations with US, the latter can hardly reciprocate positively so long as
Khartoum sticks to its original line of political orientation.
Sudan will not abandon that orientation which emanates from its national decision. Nor would it seek to become
America’s eager ally.
Sudan has established friendly relations with other nations which have a political weight on the international arena. Nevertheless,
Sudan’s friends have never mixed between its political orientation and the mutual interests that bring nations together.
We, therefore call on our Foreign Ministry to further develop
Sudan’s ties with other nations instead of releasing confusing statements on the improvement of relations with US whose position on this issue is pre-determined