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Khartoum rejects deployment of UN troops on north-south Sudan border

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October 10, 2010 (KHARTOUM) — Sudanese officials rejected the deployment of United Nations peacekeepers on the border between the northern and southern Sudan saying such request is unacceptable and contrary to the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA).

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Bangladeshi troops of the United Nations Mission in the Sudan (UNMIS) contingent arriving in Juba, Sudan, March 18, 2006 (photo UN)

The First Vice President and head of southern Sudan government last Wednesday asked the UN Security Council to deploy international troops along the north - south border ahead of the referendum on self-determination in southern Sudan.

Different press reports said Sudan’s foreign minister, Ali Ahmed Karti, during his meeting with the visiting delegation on Saturday rejected such measure considering it as violating the 2005 peace agreement terming it as unacceptable.

On Sunday Ibrahim Ghandoor, the headof political secretary at the ruling National Congress Party echoed Karti’s position saying his party rejects any measure not included in the CPA.

"Sudan is still one country and it is very strange that a part of the state asks for international troops without the consent or agreement of the federal government," he said.

The two parties diverge over 20 per cent of the ill delimited north-south border. Yesterday the Sudanese president repeated his position on the referendum saying border should be demarcated before the run of the vote on southern Sudan independence next January. But, the SPLM says the demarcation must intervene after the referendum.

A diplomat from the visiting UN delegation told Reuters that they would consider Kiir’s request but did not make any promise to the president of southern Sudan government.

Gandoor excluded that the UN would mull over the demand underlining that UNMIS peacekeepers have specific tasks defined already the CPA and they are well-known.

Another diplomat from the UN Security Council admitted that such operation requires some adjustments.

In accordance with the UNMIS mandate, the 10,000 peacekeepers have to monitor and verify CPA implementation. They also tasked with the monitoring the movement of armed groups based on the ceasefire agreement. UNMIS’s mission does not include border monitoring.

(ST)

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  • 11 October 2010 05:56, by Magos

    I think this isuse of S rejected the deployment of United Nations peacekeepers on the border between the northern and southern still increased the crimes to Khartoum government ,I need internnational community to take action against Basbire government ,they were alreadly in black list ,they were refuesed several time to handover the criminal president bashire to ICC . Second to that the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) was agreed by both SPLM and NCP in force of world leaders to be monitore by international communities including AU , IGAD ,UN, to do their work I greed with UN Security Council to deploying these international troops along the north - south border ahead of the referendum on self-determination in southern becuase this will show the world that who is the leying the whole world between north and South and if the world look critical about that points therefore dictitor Bashire should face the court immedialy.

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    • 11 October 2010 08:08, by Mark Omina

      What is the motive behind the minds of the Islamist in northern Sudan in rejecting the suggestion brought forward by the first vice president and President of Government of South Sudan to deploy UN peacekeeping forces along South-North boarder ahead of the referendum? Many negative things have been said by the regime in Khartoum, others say they will not recognize the referendum results, others say the referendum should be delay, others say let us prepare for war when the South secede and others say this and that. Let them say whatever they want to say if it is sweet in their lips to say so, but they will never stop us or intimidate us not to do the right thing for the oppressed people of South Sudan

      Please our President, do not be shaken with whatsoever they say, keep going with your plans we are behind you and the International community is also supporting you because you are doing the right things. If the north do not want the deployment of the UN peacekeeping forces along the South-North border, never mind, let the UN peacekiping forces be deployed inside South Sudan 20-30kms from the borders ahead of the referendum.

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  • 11 October 2010 07:42, by DASODIKO

    I prefer NATO forces because most of UN forces are coming from weak countries who want to improve the living standard in their countries. The North South disputed area Abeyei has bad experience with UNMIS forces, instead to protect the civilians from SAF they ran away and let children and women killed like flies.

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  • 11 October 2010 10:15, by Adam

    Dear Readers,

    Can GoSS or NCP tell exactly where the borders are? They need to finish this file and other disputed files prior to referndum. I know the NCP is crying to finish the pending issues before Jan 11, 2011, but the SPLA/M is reluctant to do so. Why?

    It is a good and wise move that SPLA/M is now (trying) to listen to reasoning and South-South SDialogue will stat in Juba soon. I hope Silva Kiir and his junta will not play games this time and get every one involved and actively participating for the long awaited unity of the South.

    Down with any party or person who beats the drums of war in the motherland.

    Adam Milawaki, Kansas City

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  • 11 October 2010 12:18, by Padiet Deng Alony

    On Sunday Ibrahim Ghandoor, the headof political secretary at the ruling National Congress Party echoed Karti’s position saying his party rejects any measure not included in the CPA.

    Southern Sudan will also rejects any measure not included in the CPA like that proposal that divide Abyei in to north Abyei and South Abyei.

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    • 11 October 2010 19:24, by Awakbek

      If NCP interpreted the call by GoSS-President for deployment of UN troops at North-South border as a sign of fear, let them think twice. President Kiir and his government are concerned about lives that may be lost needlessly should war break out between the South and North again. Needlessly because a return to war will not alter secessionist opinion in the South. If anything, it is the NCP government that will not survive the war as other power-seekers in Khartoum are morbidly waiting to jump at any chance that will allow them in and NCP out. In fact, a return to war will see Sudan divided into not less than four states as South, West, East and Center/North. Let reason prevail in Khartoum so that Southerners vote without hinderance.

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