UNITED NATIONS — Sudan on Wednesday demanded that the UN Security Council condemn Israel after it accused the Jewish state of carrying out an air attack on a Sudanese weapons factory.
Sudan's UN envoy Daffa-Alla Elhag Ali Osman also accused Israel of involvement in the Darfur conflict.
Sudan has said that four Israeli aircraft fired missiles that hit a military factory and killed two people in the Sudanese capital on Wednesday. Israel has not reacted to the allegations.
"Four Israeli aircraft invaded our airspace and perpetrated this heinous attack," Osman told a UN Security Council meeting on the Darfur conflict.
"We reject such aggression and expect your esteemed council to condemn this attack because it is a blatant violation of the concept of peace and security" and the UN charter, the ambassador added.
Israel was "jeopardizing peace and security in the entire region," he added.
Osman added that "we all know of the Israeli hands in the Darfur conflict" over the past decade in which the UN says at least 300,000 people have been killed.
The envoy said Israel had armed Darfur rebels and helped transport rebel leaders. "We call on you to stop foreign hands meddling in the Darfur conflict," the ambassador said.
Israeli diplomats did not immediately comment on the ambassador's comments.
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