Cairo (AP) Cairo — Egypt’s top Muslim authority says it is ready to declare a state of war against Sudan if the two countries cannot agree on a plan to end the six-year civil war.
The Egyptian government said Thursday it is in talks with Sudan’s president, Omar al-Bashir, and is willing to provide military and intelligence support if the government of the country that borders Sudan declares war.
Sudan’s government denies the accusation.
Sudan has been fighting Egypt since late 2011.
Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, who was ousted in a coup in 2014, is still at large and has declared war on Egypt.
Egypt and Sudan have fought in the Sinai Peninsula since 2014.
Egypt says the Sudanese government is trying to divide the country into ethnic groups and impose Sharia law.
Sudan has also accused Egypt of supporting armed groups in Sinai and elsewhere in the country.