Iran rejects closure of cultural centers in Sudan

A senior Iranian official has dismissed reports about the closure of Iran’s cultural centers in Sudan, saying there are hands at work to harm friendly relations between the two countries.

“The embassies and cultural as well as economic centers of Tehran and Khartoum in the two countries are continuing their routine activities,” Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Wednesday.

He expressed confidence that the Sudanese leadership would not allow any move to disrupt historical relations between Tehran and Khartoum.

Amir-Abdollahian’s remarks came after Sudan’s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that it had ordered the closure of the Iranian cultural centers in the country.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Youssef al-Kordofani reportedly announced that the Iranian cultural centers in Khartoum and their staff had been given 72 hours to leave Sudan.

The move comes as Iran and Sudan have always maintained close relations.

By Press TV


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