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Press Release

Embassy of the United States of America: Khartoum, Sudan

01/25/07

The United States Government condemns the January 24 hijacking of Air West flight 612, a domestic Sudanese flight forced to divert to Ndjamena, Chad, as an act of terrorism involving international civil aviation.

The United States understands that the Sudanese Minister of Justice will ask Interpol to hand over the Sudanese national who hijacked the aircraft, and that the Sudanese Government intends to charge the hijacker with terrorism, posing a threat to passenger safety, and illegal possession of arms.

Sudan continues its progress in cooperation to combat terrorism locally and internationally.

For more information please contact Public Affairs Section, 183 774701 ext 704.