Sudan’s Bashir again threatens to shut down oil pipeline

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CAIRO — Sudan has again threatened to block crude oil exports by
neighboring South Sudan.

Sudanese President Omar Bashir.  /AFP/Getty Images
Sudanese President Omar Bashir. /AFP/Getty Images

Sudanese President Omar Bashir said he was prepared to shut the oil
export pipeline from South Sudan.

Bashir said South Sudan, despite a series of agreements, continued to aid rebels in Sudan’s Darfour and South Kordofan.

“We will completely close the pipeline,” Bashir said on May 27.

[Iran warships return to Sudan after Israeli strike on missile site – Nov. 28, 2012]

[S. Sudan restarts oil production 14 months after Sudan war blocked export – April 9]

After a year-long suspension, the pipeline from South Sudan to Sudan’s
Port Sudan, located along the Red Sea, renewed operations this month.

South Sudan produces about 375,000 barrels of oil per day.

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