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UN: no meeting al-Bashir and Ban Ki-moon

September 3 - 2012 KHARTOUM

The Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported that President Omar Al-Bashir met with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during the Non-Aligned-Movement (NAM) summit in Teheran, concluded last Thursday 30 August.

Farhan Haq, deputy spokesperson for the UN Secretary General, stated that “there was no such meeting between Ban Ki-moon and Al-Bashir in Tehran, there might have been a handshake when they passed each other, but nothing more than that.”

It is worth mentioning that the UN prevents its officials from meeting with the Sudanese President because of the International Crime Court's (ICC) warrant for his arrest. Omar Al-Bashir is wanted by the ICC for accusations of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in Darfur.

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