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Toppling Khartoum regime is the only alternative for Sudan, Darfur rebels tell US diplomat


March 3, 2012 (KHARTOUM) — Jibril Ibrahim, leader of Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) reiterated to the United States (US) Senior Advisor on Darfur Dan Smith that toppling the Sudanese regime represents the solution for the political crisis in the country.

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US Senior Diplomat for Darfur Dan Smith (UNAMID)

Jibril who is also the deputy chairman of the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) for foreign relations held a telephone conversation with Smith on Friday, according to JEM spokesperson Gibreel Adam Bilal. He briefed the US diplomat about the objectives of the coalition of rebel groups and the humanitarian situation in Darfur.

Established in November 2011, the SRF includes JEM, Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N) and two factions of Sudan People’s Liberations Movements led by Abdel Wahid Al-Nur (SPLM-AW) and Minni Minnawi (SPLM-MM). The alliance carried out its first joint attack on the Sudanese army in Jau, South Kordofan last Sunday.

The JEM spokesman said that Jibril "assured (Dan Smith) that the Front is seeking to overthrow the (Sudanese) regime by all available means, and will be a responsible alternative to rule the Sudan after the defeat of genocidal regime".

"Sudan will be more stable after the demise of the National Congress Party’s regime from power," JEM leader stressed.

The US envoy said in the past that his country supported the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) signed between the Sudanese government and the former rebel group Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM) last July.

The US also seeks to bring JEM and other rebel groups together to resume talks with the government within the framework of the DDPD. But JEM which was part of the Doha process refuses this perspective and proposes to open the peace document for talks, a matter that Khartoum rejects.

JEM and its allies in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile say the government refuses to make the needed concession for a permanent peace in terms of democratic rule, public freedoms and regional autonomy.

The rebels say the alliance they signed on 11 November allows the other political forces to work with them for the removal of the regime of President Omar Bashir, stressing that his demise is now the only valid option for them.

However, Khartoum accuses the rebel alliance of being sponsored by Juba adding that the newly independent state of South Sudan seeks to use them to achieve its own agendas and ambitions particularly over the disputed area of Abyei.

Washington is considered by analysts as being overwhelmed by events in Sudan. Khartoum accused US officials of supporting South Sudan and rebel groups. But on the other hand, they failed to achieve any progress with Juba also.


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  • 4 March 2012 10:19, by Dinkawarrior

    Four years ago, somebody somewhere shown me the new map of Sudan divided into four countries. Which was including South Sudan, I asked him about the people who design it and how long is it going to take place? He said don’t worry about, we are working on it! He also said if this is not happened then there will be more destruction in khartoum.

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  • 4 March 2012 10:57, by Aliminia

    Yes’’changing Regime in khartoum is an anternative to the peace and killing In Sudan’’Bashir government is not longer for people of sudan ,but cleaning people out of theirs areas or land,bashir government’s stretagic is commitmenting genocide.sceurity council must not watch people being killed by Bashir,action must be take earlier.

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  • 4 March 2012 12:27, by Chok Deng

    To hell with GENOCIDAIRE REGIME!

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  • 4 March 2012 12:44, by Dinkawarrior

    Thank you Mr.Ibrahim! You’re a native son of Africa Mother Land however, Africa must be the first than Islamic. After all you will be born again and you will be the father of your nation like our founding father Doctor John Garang De Mabior!

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  • 4 March 2012 14:10, by Northern Sudanese

    We sudanese won’t let traitors lead us. SRF is SPLAS ALLY.we sudanese consider SRF a traitors organization.SRF is what south sudan wants. if they lead us that means spla is leading us and that’s what you southerners want.stop dreaming.we will never ever let you lead us. it will never happen. ncp is the right regime and we love it. death to all traitors.ncp forever. NCP is hell for the south not us

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  • 4 March 2012 20:44, by morogot batal

    northern sudan

    - you will found your self one day in the desert loosing all direction.
    - you will not know where to go.
    - sudan mean black.
    - your days are very near.you will not call your self any thing in sudan.

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    • 4 March 2012 21:44, by Northern Sudanese

      morogot batal

      ’you will found your self one day in the desert loosing all direction’ that happens when SRF leads us.
      ’you will not know where to go’ as long as there is no SRF in the palace, we will know where to go. btw, that’s none of your business.
      ’sudan mean black’ we know the meaning of sudan
      ’your days are very near.you will not call your self any thing in sudan’ oh STFU!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 5 March 2012 00:33, by Anynya One

    The Sudan Revolutionary Front is seeking to overthrow the Bashir’s regime by all available measures, and will be ruling the Sudan under no religious or spiritual basis! And that will obviously be after the defeat of genocidal regime. Sudan will be more stable after the demise of the National Congress Party’s regime from power," JEM leader stressed. What else are you doubting Miss Northern Sudan?

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  • 5 March 2012 02:08, by zulu

    On my mind as well as in many’s, religion is a call to allegiance, where as politics calls for a conglamoration of of ideas on the daily live of the people. It seeks alternatice routes to solving a problem. Thisis what the rebels in Sudan are in search of, an alternative political discource.

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    • 5 March 2012 02:21, by zulu

      A political discourse that seeks to unravel the nadir of the average person as opposed to an elitist system that had used religious patronage. That route is no longer viable for Sudan that needs change so much as to advance the economic success and regional cooperation. These inanimated NCP should just give up power and have a better alternative political system

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  • 5 March 2012 07:44, by peace seeker

    (Toppling Khartoum regime)!!!!
    Dreaming is free gents.....better be wise and realistic.

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