Certain ploys seeking to sabotage Tehran-Khartoum ties
Iran's Foreign Ministry Deputy for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amirabdollahian said there are some activities against the existing good ties between Tehran and Khartoum.
He made the remarks about media reports claiming that Sudan has closed down Iran's cultural center in Sudan, Iran's official IRNA news agency reported Sept. 3.
Amirabdollahian stressed that embassies as well as cultural and economic centers belonging to Iran and Sudan are engaged in their routine activities in the host country.
The foreign Ministry official added that the Sudanese leadership will certainly not allow any moves to harm the friendly historical relations between the two countries.
Certain Arab media carried reports on Sept. 2 that Sudan's foreign ministry has asked the Iranian cultural attaché and his staff members to leave the country in three days.
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.