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Sudan buys Russian MiG fighter jets
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Nov 17, 2008 - 6:58:46 AM

Sudan buys Russian MiG fighter jets 

09:54 GMT, November 17, 2008 Moscow | According to AFP and Russian news agencies, Moscow has sold 12 MiG-29 fighter jets to Khartoum, Sudanese Defence Minister Abdul Rahim Mohammed Hussein said.

"The planes have been bought," the defence minister said to reporters confirming the contract for the purchase of the 12 planes. He added that Sudan is very satisfied with its military relations with Russia.

The United States criticized the aircraft deal with Sudan on Friday: "Sudan is a poor country and to go out and buy MiGs, obviously that's something we don't think is a positive step," U.S. State Department deputy spokesman Robert Wood told reporters.

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