Khartoum is threatening retaliation against Israeli interests everywhere for what he is saying was an Israeli Air Force attack on an Iranian missile factory. International fugitive President Amar Bashir spoke Saturday saying that “Israeli interests which are now legitimate targets.” according to Israeli intelligence site Debka.
Israeli officials will not confirm or deny that the Israeli Ari Force was responsible for destroying the plant in Khartoum, but Sudanese Information Minister Ahmed Belal Othman said “military experts” who examined the rubble around the Yarmouk Industrial Complex had determined that it was destroyed by Israel-made missiles.
Othman further claimed that the Khartoum International Airport’s radar systems were disabled during the strike and that the missiles used were sophisticated in nature, making Israel the only regional player who could have been responsible.
Debka is further reporting that Sudan does not possess any type of “military experts” and the operatives that Othman was referring to were Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Iranian Air Force Chief Brig. Gen. Hassan Shah-Safi; Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Forces Brig. Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh; Deputy Air Force Commander Brig. Gen. Aziz Nasirzadeh; and Commander of Iran’s Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base Brig. Gen. Farzad Esmaili.
The generals were in Khartoum to assess the damage and methods used in the strike so that the knowledge gained from their investigation could help Iran assess the potential damage Israel could cause in a long range attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities.
The team of investigators also plans to determine how the radar systems at the airport were jammed.
Military sources are saying this is the second time in the last few weeks that Iranian military and cyberwar experts have had the chance to study the Israeli military’s electronic warfare and air force capabilities. Iran has increased their interactions with Israel, reportedly using their Lebanese proxy Hizbullah to send a pilotless drone into Israeli territory to monitor parts of the country. The drone was shot down an hour after it entered Israeli airspace by the air force.