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Bashir Strikes New Tone on U.S. Relations

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Bashir Strikes New Tone on U.S. Relations

Posted by Laura Heaton on April 13, 2009

Apparently, the new U.S. envoy to Sudan Scott Gration and President Obama made a good first impression on the leadership of Sudan…

Speaking at the opening of Parliament today in Khartoum, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir noted "positive signs" sent to the Islamic world "on more than one occasion" by President Obama, according to a Reuters article. Bashir even echoed a line from President Obama’s inaugural address, saying, "Our hands remain held out to those who call for peace and justice in accordance with the standards of fairness and dignity."