Sudan closes embassy in Baghdad in effort to win release of kidnapped employees




 
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Sudan closes embassy in Baghdad in effort to win release of kidnapped employees
 
December 31st, 2005  
Team Infidel
 
 

Topic: Sudan closes embassy in Baghdad in effort to win release of kidnapped employees


Sudan closes embassy in Baghdad in effort to win release of kidnapped employees
BAGHDAD, Iraq - (AP) A senior Sudanese diplomat said Friday that
his country will close its embassy in Baghdad in an effort to win the
release of five kidnapped employees.
"A statement was issued by the Sudanese government to close the
embassy in Iraq to win the release of our kidnapped citizens," Charge
d'affairs Mohamed Ahmed Khalil told The Associated Press. Al-Qaida in Iraq
had threatened on Thursday to kill the five on Saturday unless Sudan removed
its diplomatic mission from Iraq. The five were kidnapped on Dec. 24.
December 31st, 2005  
Italian Guy
 
 
Sure surrendering to terror is the way.
January 1st, 2006  
Welshwarrior
 
 
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Originally Posted by Italian Guy
Sure surrendering to terror is the way.
Instead of surrendering to politics?

ROME (Reuters) - Italy will reduce its troop force in Iraq by 10 percent in January as part of its phased withdrawal from the country, Defence Minister Antonio Martino said on Thursday.
Martino told reporters Italy would cut its military contingent to 2,600 soldiers by the end of January from 2,900.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said last month that all the troops would be withdrawn from Iraq by the end of 2006 in coordination with the Iraqi government.
Italy, which has the fourth-largest foreign contingent in Iraq, faces a general election next April where the unpopular Iraq war might become an issue. Most Italians and all opposition parties were opposed to the troop deployment.
The Italian government started withdrawing its forces in September, pulling an initial 300 soldiers from Iraq.
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Sudan closes embassy in Baghdad in effort to win release of kidnapped employees
January 1st, 2006  
Italian Guy
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by article
A general election next April where the unpopular Iraq war might become an issue.
Yes, he's looking for reelection (now not too likely).
Unless you want the left to win the elections and withdraw the troops in 24 hours, yeah that would be smart and brave.
January 2nd, 2006  
phoenix80
 
 
for one sec, I thought it is about France again

oh well Sudan!

Never mind