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Sudan rejects US request to send more marines for embassy protection

Sudanese foreign minister says Khartoum is 'able to protect the diplomatic missions' despite protests around anti-Islamic film


Sudanese demonstrators in Khartoum
Sudanese demonstrators in Khartoum. Photograph: Reuters
Sudanese protesters storm the US embassy in Khartoum Link to this video

Sudan has rejected a US request to send a platoon of marines to bolster security at the US embassy outside Khartoum, the state news agency Suna said on Saturday.


On Friday, around 5,000 people protested against a film that insults the prophet Muhammad, storming the German embassy before breaking into the US mission.


They also attacked the British embassy. At least two people were killed in clashes with police, according to state media.

A US official told Reuters on Friday that Washington would send marines to Sudan to improve security at the embassy, which is located outside Khartoum for security reasons.


"Sudan is able to protect the diplomatic missions in Khartoum and the state is committed to protecting its guests in the diplomatic corps," Sudanese foreign minister Ali Ahmed Karti told Suna.


The US state department declined to comment.


Sudan beefed up security at some missions on Saturday. A riot police truck was parked in front of the deserted German embassy, which protesters had set on fire on Friday. An Islamic flag raised by the crowd was still flying. Three officers manned the main gate.


More than 20 police officers were sitting in front of the the US embassy.


The film, which depicts Muhammad as a womaniser and charlatan, was made in the United States, and Muslim outrage has led to crowds assaulting US diplomatic missions in a number of Arab countries.


Sudan has also criticised Germany for allowing a protest last month by rightwing activists carrying caricatures of Muhammad, and for Chancellor Angela Merkel's award in 2010 to a Danish cartoonist who had depicted the prophet, triggering unrest across the Islamic world.


President Omar Hassan al-Bashir has been under pressure from Islamists who feel the government has given up the religious values of his 1989 Islamist coup.


The Sudanese government had called for protests against the film, but peaceful ones. US president Barack Obama's administration said it had nothing to do with the movie, which is little more than an amateurish video clip and appears to have been made in California.

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