The Sudanese government said it is concealing all military agreements with North Korea, a type of cooperation it has denied for a long time.
“Sudan’s government would like to affirm that its defense production sector has canceled all contract with North Korea, and ended all relations, direct or through a third party,” the country’s foreign ministry said.
“The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea supplied 100 122-mm precision-guided rocket control sections and 80 air attack satellite-guided missiles (AGP-250, for ground attack) to Sudan Master Technology,” the PoE wrote in their annual report last year.
Sudan has never publically acknowledged any military cooperation with North Korea. However, the UN Panel of Experts, responsible for monitoring DPRK sanctions enforcement, has previously uncovered arms trade between the two countries in 2013.
The announcement is made as Washington is locked in a standoff over Pyongyang’s missile and nuclear weapons programmes.