U.S. ambassador to Sudan Timothy Carney met with Sudanese Vice President Ali Osman Taha on February 6, 1996, to discuss Sudan’s support for terrorists. “Osama bin Laden was one of Sudan’s biggest sources of grief in Washington, Carney said. Sudan should expel him and provide information to the United States about his finances and his support for North African terrorists.”

 – Steve Coll, Ghost Wars, Page 322