The Sudanese minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Karti warned the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) of non commitment to its mandate in the region. The minister accused the mission of failure in protecting people of Darfur from attacks and aggression by the rebel armed movements. He expressed regret over concern the mission gave to baseless allegation of mass rape in the Thabat village by members of an army garrison based in the village.
In a separate development, the Foreign Ministry Undersecretary discussed with the Ambassador of the People's Republic of China in Khartoum, Lee Lian the allegations of mass rape in Tabit, North Darfur state . Ambassador Abdullah Hamad Al-Azrag said the allegations were circulated by some media hostile to Sudan, explaining that Sudan has given the UNAMID an opportunity to visit the village and talk to citizens in residential neighborhoods and markets and UNAMID 's report, after the visit , confirmed that no incidents of mass rape took place in the village .
He pointed out that a team of journalists and correspondents of foreign news agencies who have visited the village of Tabit on Thursday 11/20/2014, have the complete freedom to publish their impressions of the visit, according to their meetings with women and the families of the village. He described the accusations as illogical, as a large number of members of the military force residing in Tabit belongs to that region , married from the village or residents with their families there .
Meanwhile, the Chinese Ambassador thanked the Undersecretary for his explanations about the alleged incident, stressing that his country fully understands the official position of the Sudanese government over the allegations, pointing out that China supports Sudan in all international forums, and in the framework of the strategic partnership relations between the two countries .