The Sudanese government is very concerned, after learning that the United States has stated on a US Congress web site that nuclear testing had been
conducted in their country between 1962 and 1970. Of course, the scare was the result of a one word typo. The confusion stems from the misspelled name
of the area where nuclear testing was performed, in Sedan, Nevada.
A House of Representatives committee report mentioned tests conducted in Sudan between 1962 and 1970.
However, when alarmed Foreign Minister Mustafa Osman Ismail raised it with US officials in Khartoum, it turned out to be a typing error.
The report should have said Sedan, a test site in the US state of Nevada.
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How much money will this typo cost the United States? Of course, Foreign Minister Mustafa Osman Ismail 's main concern is for the Sudanese people.
If nuclear experimentation had been conducted in Sudan, I am sure it would still be in the memory of it's people. "There is nothing that makes us
so far doubt the explanations we have received from the US Administration," said Mr. Ismail. However, an investigation is underway to be sure the
United States did not conduct tests.
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