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Saudi Arabia says too early to speak about recognizing South Sudan state

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January 10, 2011 (KHARTOUM) – The Saudi Arabian government on Monday took a cautious approach towards the ongoing referendum process in South Sudan saying it is “too early” to speak about recognizing a possible new state that emerges.

The independence referendum is the centerpiece of the 2005 north-south peace deal that ended a two decades of civil war in which some two million people were killed and another four million fled their homes.

South Sudanese people poured into polling stations since Sunday and it is all but certain that the majority will opt for secession.

Saudi Arabia, a major Arab country, commented on the vote saying that is monitoring its progress.

The Saudi state minister for foreign affairs Nizar Obaid Madani told reporters in Riyadh that his country supports the unity and stability of Sudan according to statements carried by the London-based Al-Sharq Al-Awsat.

“There is no doubt. We are interested in the unity and stability of Sudan, and Sudan is an important country and a neighbor and its stability is vital for the region,” Madani said.

But he declined to say what his government’s response would be to a vote that favors South Sudan independence.

“We are following the referendum that is taking place in Sudan and it is too early to speak about it [recognizing South Sudan state]” he added.

Saudi Arabia has shown little public interest in Sudan’s affairs in the past but it is believed that it wants the country to remain united in line with the general sentiment in the Arab world.

However, it is not expected that Riyadh would dissent from a worldwide recognition of a new state in South Sudan.

The Sudanese 2nd Vice president Ali Osman Taha is currently visiting Saudi Arabia where he delivered a letter from his boss Omer Hassan Al-Bashir to King Abdullah Bin Abdel-Aziz.

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  • 11 January 2011 04:24, by landlord

    There will be no room for those ttraitors or nyagateen of lowurrnyag and delusion ngoundeng since they just join the might SPLA/M in 2002.

    We will keeping supervising you untill you get leadership skill.
    Ahah you getwech tot yuol you can think of what to write day and night but you will never convence any living person inculding nuer themsleves.

    what i know so far is that you need to clean the dirty person that will never be forgiven and forgotten by whol sudan and inparticular south sudan for his wicked evil oaf doom act.

    if you cannot solve Dr riek machar his own family homesick what do you think that you can make him to be a person of good?

    Getwech tot yuol you have try it hearder to defend mr anyagat but you fail to make him[riek] looked clean.

    he never sign any documents in CPA since they know him that is not clever enought to follow stratgies.

    He do thing in shot term that can event confused him easily.

    now he is still under the shadow of the brave leadership of mighty superpower great Monyjaing man of they men. what can he do a bout it?

    now he got family malitia which is now stabing south sudanes at the back would that make him as a leader in south rether then in hid bed with his former girl friend

    i don’t when to wast my time saying all the curb creat by mr nyagat since everbody knew him. death to him.

    but one thing for you son of nyagat

    lat me be clear to you sine you are nuer with inperson,

    there will be no and big no path to leadership without consulting mighty superpower DINKA/MONYJAING the man of the men.

    wether you like it or not now way untill you nyagateen bowdown on your knee and say thank you mighty superpower monyjaingda for lat me in,

    and that is what exactly you are saying now or crying but you will say it i swear to GOD mark my worde gewech

    Dinka are not dumb brother.

    The playboy riek machar will be a leader of whor since he don’t have really wife in nuer comunity,

    But dear getwech please don’t ask me why he don’t have a really wife since we both know where he get his pleasuer from white whors sorry to say this but i can’t keep it.

    Now there is a say saying that in MIGHTY SUPERPWER DINKA MONYJAING proverb if you walk with thief you will be a thief,

    If you walk with murder, you will be a murder,

    if you walk with whor you will became whor,

    now i prove it right since anglina was got married to nyagat, she became nyagat what a funny proveb from mighty superpower DINKA.
    death to riky machar tenydhurgondogy

    either be with MIGHTY SUPERPOWER DINKAS to get second position or go with bashir so that the ICC will issue your next arrest warrenty
    thank you

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    • 11 January 2011 04:57, by gramdiet

      Dude, there are better things to do than to come to this site and start hating on people. This article has nothing to do with Riek Machar whatsoever. Please Leave the past behind and let’s all start over as we will have a new country in this 2011 because if people like you don’t want to give people a chance to start over, this country will never be successful. I really hope you are not a southerner and if you are, please don’t come to south or leave south. I respect your opinion but thats not the kind of the opinion we need at this time. Please southerners tell this fool to stop tribalism as I know that you all southerners are smarter than that. And you all know very well that if this kind of hate is not stop, a lot of problems awaits us. Thanks.

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  • 11 January 2011 05:43, by landlord

    son of bitch
    You must say thank to might superpower DINKA or you will reget because we caming for you little obstical of nyagat,
    Arabe are almost gone and im doubt which shadow will you all ilegal smugler will hidd from death to nassie gang leader,

    This time there will be no chance in hell,
    Death to riek machar family malitia,

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    • 11 January 2011 07:55, by Observer

      Landlord

      What does this have to do with the above article?

      All it does along with your very bad English shows you up for the ignorant uneducated idiot you are.

      People from outside Sudan read this website so the rubbish that you spew on here just helps to contribute to a lot of negative opinions of Southern Sudanese.

      If you can’t contribute anything positive to this website and are only using it to attack people go somewhere else and spew your garbage.

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    • 11 January 2011 08:03, by Jamjamez

      Southern Sudanese! Please be aware that this son of a bitch who call himself Landlord is not a southerner or even A Dinka. He is one of the paid NCP agent. In order for you to proved this, Look back at all his comments. They are always irrelevant to the topic being discussed. He is always trying to incited tribal feuds. Please do not bother answering him.

      Gatwech, you should not waste your time going after this NYINGOOL! because he is paid to do this and he must work to earn a living, however, they should know that all Southerners, especially the young generations are all united for the vision of prosperous New Country.

      If you guys can take a minute and critically digest this guy moves, what is the relevancy between Suadi Arabia recognition of Southern Sudan and the tribal differences between Nuer and Dinka? This guy has nothing to do or even lived on so he must try hard to earn his hard dollar from NCP.

      This time, the Southerners are busy determining their future and NO body is either thinking about tribal stuffs. Lets not response to people like him because they are waste of time. We in the south are going to be a very stable state and we will prove them wrong of their forecast.

      Thanks.
      Michar De Papachuil

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    • 11 January 2011 09:23, by ayor

      I am so sorry to comment on your useless post since it doesnt make sense @ all because there’s no any linkage between the article posted above and your hatred message.

      Hey brother think twice before you should jotdown stupid comments if you are a true partriotic and so caring about our new nation which is on its way to emerge.

      However, i percieved that you are not a southerner for being so delusional and ill-mannered in trying to preach us your tribalistic ideologies that won’t take us no where but will end us in doom and failure in all aspects of life if all southerners are chicken-minded just the way your thoughts are....like what the f*** is ringing in your head?:) and i dont need your damn answer anyway since you ain’t got no reasoning capacity to evaluate btwn bad and good!!

      Conclusionally, i am from dinka and if you ’re then i am so sorry for your inappropriate behaviors and would motivate you to let your mammas teach you how to talk sense in social websites and thank it was just a piece of advice for you to filter since none of us need our internal matters to be addressed on this public site just to tarnish our leaders images. By: Ayor Sodit.

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  • 11 January 2011 08:41, by Mading

    Saudi Arabia is a country full of shit. You can not expect anything positive for our new born nation from an arab nation. Saudi Arabia is where Bashir goes for advices on how to deal away with black African is Sudan soil and that is why they called sudan an arab and muslim nation which is not true.

    The Arabs are terrible traders and this is how I think they encroached the sudanese land and today called themselves land owners. May God give them everlasting punishment for their abuse on God’s people. Amen Amen

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  • 11 January 2011 12:20, by Paul Ongee

    Too early or not to recognize the new State is self-explanatory. South Sudan has already gone. Has Saudi Arabia got problem with that? Hope not. Khartoum and its allies are left with one choice; to recognize and respect the expected result of independence and be good, reliable, and trusted neighbor at all times or face the rising clouds that are converging on Khartoum before the end of the year.

    Independence of South Sudan is not the end of the journey to freedom since Khartoum has a proven record of abrogating the key CPA protocols especially the one of Abyei, N-S border demarcation, and popular consultation for Southern Blue Nile and Nuba Mountains besides waging continued proxy wars to create insecurity in the South. This time Khartoum will never sleep but needs to prepare itself fully to publicly tell the story of what goes around comes around likewise.

    Paul Ongee
    Khartoum, Sudan

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