Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir , said that his government will continue its austerity program and economic reform, accusing what he called traitors and saboteurs of being behind the protests in the country.
In a public speech , on the occasion of converting Atbara River and the construction of a new dam in the town of Gedaref , Al-Bashir said that the dam will generate electricity and provide water for millions of people , and agricultural projects .
Bashir said in his first public speech since protests started recently in Sudan, that he challenged the decisions of International Criminal Court , which accuses him of war crimes in Darfur, when he traveled to several regions in the world without being able to arrest him .
He said that he would like to go to New York to attend the meetings of General Assembly of the United Nations , " to challenge the Americans in their own homes ," he said.
He pointed out that the U.S. embassy refused to grant him a visa to USA after his determining to travel to New York .