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Saudi Arabia gives Sudan $5 billion in military aid


February 22, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - Saudi Arabia has granted five billion dollar military assistance to Sudan initially dedicated to the Lebanese army, multiple sources told Sudan Tribune on Monday.

Sudanese troops participating in the ’North Thunder’ military drill with troops from 20 nations in Saudi Arabia on 16 February 2016 (Photo Saudi Press Agency)

The diversion of military aid to Sudan comes as the Saudi Press Agency announced on Friday 19 February the cancellation of a $3 billion aid package for the Lebanese army and the remainder of $1 billion in aid it had earmarked for Lebanon’s security service.

The military aid to Sudan was announced to President Omer al-Bashir by the Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, during a two-hour visit to the Sudanese capital Khartoum, seemingly in return to his total political and military support to Saudi Arabia in the regional confrontation against Iran.

"The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has diverted to Sudan its military aid to Lebanon," the sources told Sudan Tribune.

"The Kingdom will give Sudan military assistance amounting to $ 5 billion for its army and other regular forces rather than Lebanon because they didn’t condemn the attack on the Saudi embassy in Tehran," the sources further said.

Sudan Tribune was not able to get an official confirmation for this news from the Sudanese government officials who refused to comment when reached on Monday evening.

It is not clear if Sudan will get the French weapons initially designed for the Lebanese army or will buy weapons from China and Russia, Sudan traditional weapon providers.

The Saudi gift will enhance military capacities of the Sudanese army as it is now member of a Saudi-led military regional alliance.


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  • 23 February 2016 08:14, by Kalo

    That was what Sudan need from Saudi Arabia,France will not give weapons to them coz of sanction,all what they will bring will end up in rebel’s hands,we will have good logistics this year,it shows Sudan colonize of Saudi Arabia.

    • 23 February 2016 08:26, by Kalo

      Continuation,correction from the last sentence,i mean Sudan under colony of Saudi Arabia/slaves to them,God help Sudanese people,it is better for Sudan to end its own civil war to let the economic growth rather than be slaves to others,Saud Arabia was desert area depends on oil,USA,pilgrimage money,nothing to Sudan if it was not War.
      Son of Nuba.

    • 23 February 2016 08:46, by Darkangel

      HAHAHAHAHAH poor Kulo. Must be pissing in his pants. Calling us and yourself slaves to the Saudis is a cheap attack. Sudanese help build SA. Army, Schools, hospitals. The SA ppl always have good relations with sudanese. But leaders change, just like Kiir, when america tells him go left he goes. The new king in SA is genuine & loves the sudanese. Thats bad news for rebels Darfur, SK or BN.

    • 23 February 2016 08:48, by Darkangel

      If Sudan can buy all those antonovs, sahkui, MiGs and weapons from china and russia with limited income. What do you think $5 will do - steal what the Ak47’s and bullets loool. The bombs are coming from the Air and long distance. You keep steeling the breadcrums fool. The war is over as soon as Sudan starts buying its new weapons, watch Arman start begging for mercy & signing agreement,

    • 23 February 2016 08:51, by Darkangel

      Did you hear SLA/AL Nur crying at america for being silent. he accused US of wanting to normalise relationship with Sudan lool. Poor Nur, poor Kolu, poor arman.

      Everyone is sick of your crying and fighting with no purpose. Multiple agreements and you refuse to sign or talk about peace. I dont trust US or EU. But your situation is looking bad. Dont give me a stupid speech of we are going to win !

      • 23 February 2016 10:23, by Kalo

        Your president was humiliated by Saudi Arabia not to crossed its territories to Iran hence back Sudan,what they relationship!! shame on you! upto now most of you poor jalaba still fucked by Saudi Arabia to gain money,there was not counties used war planes on own civilians apart from Sudan,Sudan never fought any neighbor counties for instance Egypt took Haleyp by force.

        • 23 February 2016 10:31, by Kalo

          We are not fighting for money like you but for freedom of Sudanese people,revolution is not easy,don’t conclude to sing the song the rebellion was over in Darfur expect wonders soon,we have more than decades in struggling,it will continues until the last generation,we are not steal the weapons but seized by force from weak,poor militants so-called SAF,eg,,9 tanks captured once at Daldoko battle.

          • 23 February 2016 10:38, by Kalo

            we don,t have only Ak47,we have all types of weapons captured from SAF,we shot many warplanes was it Ak47? if you are aman just call the pilot of cargo antonvo who bombed around Abri area 3days,he will tell you what he got there,i conclude we are going to win the war and change Sudan forever into new Sudan.

            • 23 February 2016 10:56, by Eastern


              My friend from jubal nuba, that news must be sending shivers down your spine as it means more antonov bombing, more shelling and more trouble for you nuba folks. Tough luck!

              • 23 February 2016 14:28, by Kalo

                Let me assure you that we are not stupid like you Southerners used to revolt without objectives,for leadership,tribalism,we don,t scared of warplanes lol!!if you don,t know the history of Nuba check it well,soon antonovo plus Sukoys will no longer threaten like tanks and gunships,antovovo was almost down at Abri town 3 days ago hence ran for good,we shot many gunships,jets & antonvovos.

                • 23 February 2016 14:38, by Kalo

                  I know you are from Equatoria,some of you were celebration during the Independence of S.Sudan but did,t know how the country was liberated,that was why you betray it easily,you don,t respect your comradeship by running up and down calling us foreigners but the fact remain we will liberated Sudan in the same way we did in S.Sudan,you will remain fighting each other,which tribe will rule

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