Friday, February 29, 2008

Denmark to Sudan: Screw You!

After the "President" (read dictator) of Sudan once again have threatened Denmark with a boycott over the reprinting of the so-called "Prophet" Mohamed, the Danish Minister of Development, Ulla Tørness, have decided that boycott is a two-way street.

Sudan owes some two billion kroner (400 million US dollars) to Denmark, and the Danish government was negotiating with the Sudanese to release that debt.

Not anymore. This from Berlingske Tidende: (Link in Danish, my excerpt.)

The answer [to the boycott threats] will be, according to Minister of Development Ulla Tørness, that Denmark will not release Sudan's debt.

"In the international negotiations about releasing Sudan's debt, it will be Denmark's viewpoint that Sudan shall not have a release," says Ulla Tørness.

Sudan's ambassador has been summoned to a meeting, where he is to explain the calling to a boycott.

Denmark will not withdraw the humanitarian aid of some 52 million dollars that is going primarily to Darfur and the southern Sudan.

"Wanna play hardball? OK, I'll show you what hardball is!"

1 comment:

Yorkshireminer said...

It is nice to see that the Danish politicians see no votes in appeasing the nut jobs