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Sudan's Bashir, wanted by ICC, says he plans to travel to UN

Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, wanted by the International Criminal Court on genocide charges, said on Sunday he planned to attend this week's UN General Assembly and had already booked a hotel in New York.

 

At a news conference, Bashir did not say whether the United States had granted him a visa yet, but did say he had made preparations to fly to New York via Morocco. "Attending the General Assembly is our right," he said. (Reuters)