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New Sudan Premier Says Arab Policies Hinge on Bonn’s Attitude Toward Israel

The new Premier of Sudan said in an interview published here that the sole criteria determining Arab policies toward East and West Germany was the German attitude in the Arab-Israeli conflict. Premier Abu Bakr Awallah told the newspaper Die Welt that “we have nothing against Germans, East or West, but foreign policy in all Arab countries depends on whether Germans are on the side of the Arabs or the side of Israel.”

He said his Government has recognized East Germany as a sovereign state without any expectations of economic aid from that country. He has been invited to visit East Germany in October. The Premier welcomed the UN Security Council’s resolution last week censuring Israel for altering the status of Jerusalem. He said he did not think Israel could exist forever against 100 million surrounding Arabs.

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