Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, center, and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, left, review an honor guard, in Tehran, Iran, in this Wednesday, April, 26, 2006. (AP Photo/Hasan Sarbakhshian)
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Long one of Iran's few Sunni Arab partners, Sudan has cut ties with Tehran in the latest step in its move toward Saudi Arabia as Khartoum seeks to end its isolation and right its economy. The impoverished East African state followed Riyadh in severing relations with Iran, saying it was responding to attacks on Saudi diplomatic missions in Iran after the execution of a Saudi Shiite sheikh.Ties with the Gulf disintegrated over Khartoum's support of the 1991 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, leaving Sudan to turn to Iran, also isolated and hit by sanctions.In August, Sudan said it had received a $1 billion deposit in its central bank, with media reports at the time saying it was aimed at shoring up Sudan's foreign reserves.Foreign Ministry spokesman Ali al-Sadiq denied Sudan's "very good relations" with Riyadh were driven by financial and economic motives.Sudan is still banking on its backing.
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