State Dept. Denies Impeding Probe
The State Department denied that its officials impeded U.S. law enforcement agents from apprehending two suspects being held by Sudanese authorities in the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in Africa. According to MSNBC, which first reported the story, and the New York Times, Sudanese officials last Aug. 8 arrested two men who were believed linked to the bombings, which occurred the day before in Kenya and Tanzania. The Times said White House and State Department officials adamantly opposed reopening relations with Sudan because of its alleged terrorist links and “this reticence prompted them last August to discount the Sudanese offer of assistance in the investigation.” The suspects were later released.