Sudan’s transitional council vows to back Saudi Arabia against Iran threat

General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, head of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and deputy head of the Transitional Military Council. (Reuters) May 25, 2019 A top Sudanese general has vowed to back Saudi Arabia against “all threats and attacks” from Iran, Sudan's ruling military council said Friday. General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, the deputy chief [...]

By |May 25th, 2019|Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Yemen|

Yemen’s Houthis attack Sudanese embassy again

A Houthi Shiite rebel carries his weapon in Sanaa, Yemen, Wednesday, April 1, 2015. (AP ) November 1, 2017 Yemen’s foreign ministry Monday said the Iran-backed Houthis rebels attacked the Sudanese embassy in the capital Sana’a for the third time, after a second attack last August. Sudan like other foreign courtiers has closed its [...]

By |November 1st, 2017|Africa, Sudan, Yemen|

Sudanese President criticizes Iran for its ‘expansionist plans in the region’

Track Persia - February 7, 2017 Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir accused accused Iran of attempting to spread Shiite Islam in Sudan in an extensive interview with Al-Arabiya TV network. ABC News has reported that al-Bashir spoke at length about what he called Iran's expansionist plans in the region — saying the United States essentially "handed [...]

By |February 7th, 2017|Sudan|

Sudan condemns Iranian leader’s hostile statements against Saudi Arabia

South Sudan’s Information Minister, Barnaba Marial Benjamin, addresses a news conference in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi on April 2, 2012. (Reuters) September 11, 2016 Sudan’s government condemned vindictive statements recently made by Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, according to SPA. The African state labeled the Iranian [...]

By |September 11th, 2016|Saudi Arabia, Sudan|

Iran’s Zarif to set off for West Africa

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif waves after a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, June 10, 2016. (REUTERS) July 24, 2016 Iran's sponsored Press TV reported that Zarif will leave Tehran on Sunday at the head of a politico-economic delegation for a six-day visit. Zarif is reported that he plans [...]

By |July 24th, 2016|Djibouti, Eritrea, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan|

Iran’s Gold Road

The gold trade is increasingly being managed from Tehran now that international sanctions are being eased. (Track Persia)  July 14, 2106 By Tallha Abdulrazaq Since coming under international sanctions as a result of its suspected nuclear weapons programme, Iran has operated something of an underground Silk Road in order to facilitate the trade of [...]

By |July 14th, 2016|Iraq, Sudan, Turkey|

Iran and Hezbollah’s Exploitation of Africa

  Hezbollah supporters carry portraits of the founder of Iran’s Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini (left), and supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, as they march in the southern Lebanese town of Kfar Hatta on March 18. (AFP) June 18, 2016 Leveraging the Lebanese Diaspora Much of the Lebanese diaspora business community in Africa [...]

By |June 18th, 2016|Djibouti, Eritrea, Kenya, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Western Sahara|

Iran’s Other Shadow War Is in Africa

The U.S. Navy patrol in the Arabian Sea, picture was taken on Jan 14, 2015. U.S. Navy. (Reuters) 2 May 2016 The Cyclone-class patrol ship USS Sirocco closed in on a small boat in the Arabian Sea. After boarding, the American warship’s sailors discovered hundreds of Kalashnikov assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenade launchers. [...]

By |May 2nd, 2016|Iran, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Western Sahara|

Why has Sudan ditched Iran in favour of Saudi Arabia?

A Bahraini protester carries a picture of the Saudi Shia cleric executed in early January. January 12, 2016 Long one of Iran’s few Sunni Arab partners, Sudan announced that it will sever ties with Tehran after the execution of a Saudi Shia cleric inflamed tensions in the region. But with Khartoum hungry for [...]

By |January 12th, 2016|Sudan|

Sudan, Somalia and Djibouti cut ties with Iran, and Tehran laughs

Iran stalling probe into attacks on Saudi diplomatic missions January 8, 2016 IRAN and Saudi Arabia’s recent aggression is already playing out in Africa; Djibouti and Somalia have become the latest diplomatic ties with Iran to show solidarity with Saudi Arabia. Somalia’s government cut diplomatic ties and recalled its envoys after accusing the Iranian Embassy of [...]

By |January 8th, 2016|Djibouti, Somalia, Sudan|