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Iranian Warships Dock in Sudan

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Iran says two of its warships have docked in Sudan, days after Sudan accused Israel of bombing an arms factory in Khartoum. 

Iran's state-run news agency, IRNA, says a destroyer and a helicopter carrier arrived in Sudan Monday to ensure security for shipping lanes.  It said the vessels were also bringing a message of peace and friendship. 

Iran's semi-official Fars news agency said the Iranian fleet's commanders will meet their Sudanese navy counterparts during their visit. 

Last week, the Sudanese government accused Israel of using warplanes to bomb an arms factory in Khartoum.  Officials say the alleged bombing was an attempt by Israel to "frustrate" Sudan's military capabilities. 

Israel's military has declined to comment on the accusations. 

Israel has previously accused Sudan of supporting Palestinian militants. 

Sudan has blamed Israel for previous attacks, including a deadly 2009 air strike on a weapons convoy. 

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by: Richard ouko from: Nairobi
November 01, 2012 9:58 AM
I love you Israel, Jehovah is your God but at the same time you have never allowed your self to go to sleep. Please do not close your eyes these guys might just heat you hard.

by: scott from: lafayette, la
October 31, 2012 3:34 AM
yeah god's chosen people pre-emptively attacks other nations and wonders why the whole world hates israel. to all these pseudo-christians in the states, here is a question for you : who would jesus nuke? hypocrites

by: Bret from: USA
October 30, 2012 12:47 PM
My heart goes out to all of the citizens of all of the countries involved. I can not begin to understand your daily hardships and wish only that we could end this all.

by: Thooj Ying from: Middle-East
October 30, 2012 11:16 AM
After Sudan why not Iran?the big Evil 'll destroy Israel one day in the future. Don't let the Evil have nuke, Evil nuke 'll go the terrorist hand,how Israel survive? die or to be slave? may be more dangerous than Hitler.

by: Davis K. Thanjan from: New York
October 30, 2012 9:58 AM
Showing the power of Iranian navy is no match for the powerful airforce of Israel. The friedship between Sudan and Iran is part of the axis of evil, emboldened by China, Russia and North Korea. Israel is the only solution to stop the nuclear ambitions of Iran. The UN, US, EU and the Arab nations will have their talent for eternal political talk with Iran on nuclear development, without drawing a red line.

The future of nuclear development in Iran rests in the hands of Israel, the only nation bold enough to challenge Iran. Can Sudan send its navy, if any, in support of Iran before or after the probabale Israeli air strikes against the Iranian nuclear facilities? Israel is the only nation experienced in such raids in Iraq, Syria and Sudan. Israel have to raid the Iranian nuclear facilities for its own survival, where as other nations bask in the presumed safety at a distance and indulge in talks, talks and talks.

by: Saleh Mpandeh from: South Sudan
October 30, 2012 2:32 AM
God bless the Children of the Lord!!! God bless you Israel!!!
from all the Christian People of South Sudan... thank you, from all the people of Darfur... may God bless you soldiers of Israel - angels of mercy and justice and retribution... Amen

by: Nguyen Tan Dang from: Hanoi
October 29, 2012 11:49 PM
Great job, Isael, you have done to remove the rogue regimes such as Sudan and Iran which have sent and supported many terrorists around the world.
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by: POORBOY from: Charleston,SC
October 30, 2012 10:45 AM
Yes God bless Isreal and her people keep them safe from all that want to take them out.

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