Militant Clashes Trail Iran's Mediate Plan (Sudan/Darfur)

UPDATE: Chad's Rebels Agree to a Cease-Fire at Gadhafi's Request!
Libya Says Chad Rebels Agree to Truce!
(AP File Photo/Karel Prinsloo)
Chad's President Idriss Deby waves to supporters (earlier photo)
"Hundreds of rebels penetrated the capital of Chad on Saturday Feb 2, 2008. Rebels gathered outside N'Djamena overnight before 1,000 to 1,500 fighters entered early Saturday and spread through the city. Over, for now...Read more
The violence endangered a $300 million global aid operation supporting millions of people; and delayed the peace-keeping efforts...

Concerns, posted earlier...
Posted by D. Worth (US)
For: m. barbay (France)

N'DJAMENA | Deby's Foreign Minister Ahmat Allam-mi accused Sudan's government of launching the latest Chadian rebel offensive in a bid to block the deployment in eastern Chad of the EU peacekeeping force, which has a United Nations mandate to protect thousands of refugees from the conflict in Darfur.
Ahmadinejad: ”Occupiers” defeated in Iraq, Lebanon & Palestine #
Is Iran Hijacking another Arab cause, to divert Arab Allies?

Iran says invited Chad, Sudan leaders to Tehran
"Yesterday ... I was in contact with our Chadian and Sudanese friends and we are planning for a trilateral summit in Tehran," Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki told reporters...

(Kartoum is unsure of Death-count) But sure that "West is exaggerating conflict"

Iran says invited Chad, Sudan leaders to Tehran
Sat Feb 2, 2008 7:47am EST
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Iran has invited the leaders of Chad and Sudan for talks as Chadian rebels battled the army in their most determined offensive in two years, Iran's foreign minister said on Saturday at an African summit in Ethiopia...
Meanwhile...Fighting in streets; and bomb thrown at residence of Saudi ambassador to Chad, killed wife & daughter of an embassy employee...

And (in N'Djamena) French troops stationed in the former French colony protected 700 French and other foreign nationals who had grouped in three designated secure sites, including a hotel." More

Ban Ki-Moon "deeply concerned at resumption of fighting in Chad
"If humanitarian workers are not around, it is impossible to provide adequate protection to the refugees."

Count on BBC to give a nauseating "victim-blame" synopsis...

But what part did the Iranian Regime have in Humanitarian Scandal?

African Union leaders attending a summit in Ethiopia condemned the rebels' entry into N'Djamena and threatened to kick them out of the 53-nation body if they took power...more

"If the rebellion succeeds, certainly we will excommunicate them from the African Union," AU Chairman Jakaya Kikwete told a news conference in Addis Ababa. Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi condemned the Chadian rebel assault as "a great violation".

International experts say some 200,000 people have died in Darfur and 2.5 million have been uprooted from their homes. Khartoum says the West is exaggerating the conflict.

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