Sudan shuts down Iranian cultural center, expels diplomat

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Sudan shuts down Iranian cultural center, expels diplomat

Posted 2014-09-02 11:02:22

Sudanese authorities on Monday ordered the closure of the Iranian Cultural Center in the capitol Khartoum and other states. The Iranian cultural attaché and the staff at the center were also asked to leave the country within 72 hours. The government has not issued any official explanation for the abrupt move but the Foreign Ministry today summoned the Iranian charge d’affaires and informed him of the decision. Some press reports have suggested that the Sudanese government’s decision was motivated by warnings made by religious circles as well as the media about the spread of Shiite ideology among Sudanese youngsters after the intensification of activities by the office of the Iranian cultural attaché in Khartoum. ...