Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Iran’s venom remains in Khartoum

February 2016
Despite the fact that Sudan has severed all diplomatic ties and relations with Iran, closed down Tehran’s embassy in Khartoum and expelled all of this regime’s diplomat-terrorists from it soil, there remain thousands of people influenced by Iran’s Shiite propaganda in Sudan. Iran enjoyed close ideological relations with Islamist leaders in Sudan who had diverted to Shiite Islam and remained in that country. They can act as a deadly poison left in Sudan by the Iranian regime.

After 1979 when the mullahs’ hijacked the revolution in Iran, they pursued a very carefully planned agenda in all Muslim countries, especially the poor, to have Sunni Muslims convert to Shiite Islam, and the latest accomplishment in this regard for Iran has been the unrest seen in Sudan. Therefore, one can say the consequences of Iran’s policies in Sudan will not be eradicated easily as Tehran long ago planted the seeds of enmity and terrorism in this country, which is becoming active today.
Following the attack against the Saudi embassy and consulate in Tehran and Mashhad staged by Revolutionary Guards and Bassij elements under orders issued directly by Iranian regime supreme leader Ali Khamenei, the Sudanese government ended all diplomatic relations with Iran and issued a two-week deadline to all Iranian embassy staff to leave their country. On January 20th Sudan announced Iran’s official delegation had departed Khartoum.
In September 2014 the Sudanese government had closed down Iran’s cultural centers on the basis that such facilities presented an intellectual and cultural threat for the Sudanese society. Khartoum also expelled Iran’s cultural affiliate.
Iran has resorted to various methods to exports its “revolution” to Sudan, including providing college scholarships to Sudanese students, luring Sudanese writers and journalists, launching Iran-Sudan friendship associations, developing Shiite training through Iranian cultural centers, holding Shiite exhibitions and emphasizing their close relations with Sufism clerics, establishing cultural and medical centers, launching branches of Imam Jafar Sadeq University to provide classes on the Quran, religion and … One of the most important projects pursued by Iran in Sudan was sending students interested in religious studies to the city of Qom (mullahs’ center of studies in Iran) and having them become mullahs. Their motivation was the amount of money Iran was providing to these poor people. Upon their return to Sudan these individuals would begin promoting the Shiite religion practiced in Iran and receive salaries in return from Tehran.
Economically the Iran Gas Company had a project in Sudan in which thousands of people were employed in. This firm had various branches in cities spanned across Sudan and all the individuals hired had to be Shiites or had established close contact with the Shiites in Sudan who had relations with the Iranian regime, and were also approved by Shiite leaders in Sudan. This project in a poor country such as Sudan encouraged many people to convert to Shiite Islam to find a job.
Iran’s role in Sudan’s oil industry was only aimed at expanding the Shite religion in this country.
Iran had signed military agreements with Sudan, including providing military support for Sudan, reports indicate. Iran was attempting to replace the Sudanese Army weaponry of Russian and Chinese-made arms with Iranian weapons and ammunition. To this end Iran provided a 50% discount in selling arms to Sudan and arrangements were made for Iran to build a military factory to manufacture Iranian weapons in Khartoum.
A joint military committee also signed an agreement to defend the country’s defense interests, stating no foreign party should be permitted to attack the other party. In May 2012 an Iranian delegation visited Sudan for an analysis on the country’s needs and provided a financial aid package to Khartoum.
In 2009 the volume of arms trade between Iran and Sudan was valued at around $18.496 million, accumulating to 22% of all the weaponry purchased by Sudan, a U.N. Trade Office report indicated. The countries of Iran, China and Russia are the most important states exporting arms to Sudan.
By taking part in Operation Decisive Storm and providing troops in the campaign against the Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen, Sudan indicated it has returned to its Arab base. Iran received another major blow after Saudi Arabia’s actions against its meddling in Arab countries.

The only practical method to confront Iran’s meddling is to sever all ties with this regime. Otherwise, other Arab states must be warned that sooner or later their nations will be suffering from the Iranian regime’s infectious disease known as fundamentalism. Unfortunately, they must act before it’s too late.

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