US to Bashir: Don't set foot here
Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir delivers a speech to the crowd during a protest against the ICC's arrest warrant for him in Khartoum March 5, 2009. Mr Bashir has been advised by the US to co-operate with the court if he wants to travel to New York for a General Assembly meeting. The United States says that is had advised Omar al-Bashir not to make the trip to New York to attend this month's UN General Assembly.
"We can confirm that we have received a visa application for President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan to attend events related to the opening of the UN General Assembly," Ms Harf said. "We condemn any potential effort by President Bashir to travel to New York, given that he stands accused of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court, the statement added.
State Department would not confirm if Mr Bashir would still get the visa, while Khartoum was yet to respond officially to the American position.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Africa Review KenyaSimilar Stories