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Meles Zenawi said the Sudanese president is a
Is Arming South Kordofan Rebels
says Ethiopian officer
dictator Meles Zenawi is accused of arming Sudanese SPLM-N rebels
2012 (Durame) – A high-ranking Ethiopian security officer reveled
his country is supplying arms to South Kordofan
rebels in an attempt to overthrow Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir.
condition of anonymity by phone, the security agent explained
Addis Ababa is engaged in arming and giving logistics to
SPLM-North rebels with the aim of gaining military equipment and
political favors from Israel against arch-foe Eritrea.
longer feels there’s any benefit in playing a neutral role in the Sudan. He firmly believes al-Bashir’s
days are numbered. His current strategy is to covertly supply arms
to Sudanese rebels without raising suspicion from Khartoum.”, the
Ethiopian officer said.
Ethiopian military units were caught in the act of arming SPLM-North
rebels, what can al-Bashir do? He’s facing external and internal
conflict, he is not in a position to return the favor. This is why
Zenawi has caved in to Israeli pressures to arm Sudanese rebels”,
the Ethiopian officer explained.
accusations of arming Sudanese rebels comes just a few months after
leaked diplomatic cables released last September showed Meles Zenawi
stating to US officials that the Sudanese
president is a “wounded animal” and removing him from power is his
attack of a convoy carrying the governor of
Sudan’s eastern state of Al-Qadarif
by Ethiopian gunmen sparked political tension among two nations. As
a result of the raid,
has sent military units to patrol the Sudanese-Ethiopian border to
prevent further incursions by Ethiopian gunmen.