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Office of the Spokesman
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April 23, 2002
Question taken at april 23, 2002 Daily Press Briefing

Sudan: Militant Training Camps (Taken Question)

Question:  What information do you have on Sudanese President Bashir's call to set up militant training camps in Sudan? 

Answer: We have seen the transcription of President Bashir's speech earlier this month in which he called for the establishment of camps to train militants for the Palestinian intifada. We contacted the Sudanese government about President Bashir’s speech to express our concern. We also made it clear that, if the Sudanese government is serious about improving its international standing and improving its relations with the united states, it must cease the rhetoric of jihad and violence.  We were informed by the Sudanese Government that there was no intention of setting up camps to train militants.


Released on April 23, 2002

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