(Israel National News) Sudan won’t allow the United States to send a platoon of Marines to protect its embassy from rioting Muslims.

According to a report released by the SUNA state news agency, the country’s government formally rejected the request Saturday. The news agency quoted Sudan’s Foreign Minister, Ali Ahmed Karti, as saying, “Sudan is able to protect the diplomatic missions in Khartoum and the state is committed to protecting its guests in the diplomatic corps.”

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