n Conflict Trends - The Islamic Fundamentalist State of Sudan : peace and security

Volume 2003, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


Sudan is one of seven countries on the US State Department's list of state sponsors of terrorism and since 1989 has been a self-proclaimed Islamic republic. After Iran, Sudan is projected as the second most prominent supporter of terrorism. As a matter of fact the active role of Sudan as an agent of terrorism could be presented as an extension of Iran's involvement in terrorism in Africa. Iran regarded Sudan as a springboard into the Middle East and Africa, especially into Egypt. The latter is regarded as the main obstacle to Iran's hegemony in the Persian Gulf.

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