Sudan President Orders All Aid Groups Out

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CBNNews.com - The president of Sudan is calling for all international aid groups to leave his country within a year.

But some groups say they are not sure just how serious president Omar al-Bashir is.

Al-Bashir's comments come just days after an international court issued an arrest warrant for him.

CBN News spoke with Ken Issacs of Samaritan's Purse, who believes the President's comments were aimed at appeasing nationalistic loyalties.

"I just find it hard to believe that the government of Sudan would want to ostracize itself from the international community by cutting off relief aid to millions of people dependent on food and water, because of the instabilities and insecurities that are going on within the country," Issacs explained.

"I just think his comments yesterday are the kind of thing where everyone needs to sit back and take a breath and see where this goes two or three months from now."

World Vision told CBN News that it has not received any official communication from the government of Sudan and is continuing its relief operations.

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