Home | News    Sunday 7 March 2010

Sudan dismisses US Rice’s remarks on arms embargo violation


March 6, 2010 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese government discounted statements made by US ambassador to the UN Susan Rice saying that she is isolated in her positions within the UN Security Council (UNSC).

JPEG - 33.6 kb
Susan Rice (UN)

On Thursday Rice said there is a continuous pattern of weapons flowing to Darfur, acts of sexual and gender-based violence committed with impunity, military over-flights and offensive actions.

She further said that “this behavior does not suggest a new willingness on the part of Sudan to fully engage in the peace process”.

“The blatant disregard of the will of the council is undermining stability rather than fostering it, which was the aim of the (sanctions) regime in the first place,” Rice said.

A UN panel of experts established by the UNSC to monitor these violations has submitted several reports but China’s defense of its ally Sudan has stalled any attempt to take any action in response.

The spokesman of the Sudanese Foreign Ministry, Muawiya Osman Khalid, said that Rice is at odds with “objective parties at the US administration itself that are concerned with supporting the ongoing process Darfur and solving the root causes of the issue”.

He added that the “personal hostility of Rice to Sudan prevented her to recognize that the issue of arms in Darfur cannot be solved through sanctions committees, but through a comprehensive peace agreement that can be reached by the ongoing peace process in Doha”.

Khalid accused Rice of forcing Sudan into the UNSC agenda “so that she can bash Sudan” adding that her “deceptive statements” confirms her continuous hostility to Sudan government.

“Rice is a short-sighted personality whose artificial concern with Darfur did not motivate her to appreciate the so far adopted peace steps or the framework agreement signed with the Justice and Equality Movement that was welcomed by the whole world”.

Last week the Inner City Press UN based reporter in New York said that the US envoy told her P-5 peers at the UN Security Council (UNSC) in a private meeting that the Doha accord between Khartoum and JEM is a “mere truce between two Islamists factions”.

The Sudanese diplomat said that Rice also did not know that the recent fighting in Jebel Marra between Sudanese army and Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) of Abdel-Wahid Al-Nur is an inter-rebel dispute and that Khartoum has nothing to do with it.

He called on Rice to focus her efforts in convincing this rebel faction to join the current peace negotiations in Doha.

Sudan’s army denied any fighting is going on in Jebel Marra, a stronghold of Abdel-Wahid but a UN source told Reuters on Monday that between 140 and 400 civilians were feared to have been killed and thousands displaced.


Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 7 March 2010 07:54, by DASODIKO

    Look at this stupid milly mouth guy! do you think that such statement will divide Obama adminstration on Sudan?

    flogging is underway my friend, Rice and Hillery are always impartial on their judgements on issue around the world.

    repondre message

    • 7 March 2010 17:22, by Kuany Dak

      Obiously over the years since Sudan arms embargo were warrant, Sudan violat a will of international community by doing impunity and injust act to its people. Susan Rice’s remarks ehoed what is really true in the Darfur right eventhough, they push Doha talk while it is exactly mere and baseless agreement, it would suffer as similar to CPA in the south Sudan. Sudan defied sanction against its state and even went on in opposition to the war to cruite Jihadis such as Omer Bin laden, an Al Agaeda most wanted leader in the world today.

      Thank you,
      Kuany Dak

      repondre message

  • 8 March 2010 14:02, by okucu pa lotinokwan

    Sudan government should know very well that,any secret they are doing will be expose,what Ms Rice was saying in UN security council is the real truth,lot of asmall gun are flowing in the northern Sudan .For killing the people of Darfuri,as well to assist the SPLM/DC groups.Sudan government have brought long range misali from China Which can hit 200,000 for south Sudan.

    repondre message

  • 9 March 2010 07:31, by Fortysix

    China is part of Sudan’s problem. China will not make any meaningful contribution to UNSC when it comes to Sudan because of their strong business ties with Sudan government—of course china have a serious conflict of interest.

    repondre message

Comment on this article

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.

Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis

South Sudan’s universities should explore other revenues 2019-03-17 20:33:06 By Ukongo Benson Athia Of recent, it transpired that the five public universities dons have advanced their cause to increase the tuition fees for the students. I have seen such complaints of (...)

Pressure from the people in Sudan 2019-03-17 10:55:35 The longer genuine political and economic reform is delayed in Sudan, the greater the risk of wider instability and deepening economic crisis. By Rosalind Marsden President Omar al-Bashir, who (...)

Sudan’s al-Bashir burnt the boats before crossing 2019-03-11 06:19:03 By Mahmoud a. Suleiman Second Military Coup D’état of Omer Bashir will Not Protect him from his inevitable fate at the hands of the uprising Sudanese people The angry uprising men, women and (...)


Latest Press Releases

Sudan Protests: Investigate the custodial death of three University students 2019-03-13 12:53:14 The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) Sudan Protests: Urgent call for investigations into the custodial death of three University students and alleged torture of detainees by (...)

The Alliance for Restoration of Sudanese Workers Trade Unions Joins the Declaration of Freedom and Change 2019-03-10 21:16:50 PRESS RELEASE For immediate release 10 th March 2019 The Alliance for Restoration of Sudanese Workers Trade Unions announced on Sunday 10th March that it was joining the revolutionary forces (...)

Ethnic Murle politicians say enough to cattle raiding 2018-12-28 09:32:00 December 27, 2018 (JUBA) - Murle political leaders in Buma state have vowed to end the practice of cattle raiding and child abduction by individuals in the community. Jodi Jonglei, who is also (...)


Copyright © 2003-2019 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.