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Amum says Sudanese delegation escaped signing new deal

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April 5, 2012 (JUBA) — South Sudan’s chief negotiator with Sudan on post-independence issues on Thursday accused Khartoum of showing a clear lack of interest in reaching a lasting solution over number of contentious issues which the two sides have been unable to resolve.

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"It has always been very clear from the time we started negotiations. We have never changed our position on peaceful dialogue. Because we have always wanted to see that South Sudan and Sudan emerge as two viable states in pursuit of mutual interest," said Pagan Amum.

The top South Sudanese negotiator and former minister for peace and implementation of the agreement that led to South Sudan’s independence made the remark at a news briefing on Thursday, hours after returning to Juba from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia after the recent round of talks proved on security issues proved fruitless.

Amum said South Sudan’s delegation was ready to sign an agreement covering six issues including the immediate need for two sides to reduce tension and resume discussions with open minds but the Sudanese delegation disappeared when the two sides were about to sign the new deal.

“I am happy to inform you that on our side, we were ready (to sign). Our minister of defense was ready to sign the (security) agreement but the Sudanese delegation while we were still discussing the paper presented by the facilitators, sneaked out of the hotel where they were accommodated and returned to Khartoum without signing the agreement."

Sudan’s defence minister Abdel-Rahim Hussein told reporters on Wednesday at Khartoum airport that his delegation declined to ink the proposed deal requesting more time for consultations with Khartoum because the South Sudan does not admit its support to the Sudanese rebel groups.

Abdel-Rahim added that this acknowledgement is necessary for the confidence building between the two sides and important for a viable security agreement. Referring to the deal they signed with Chad, he stressed that joint patrols are crucial to ending the rebel presence on the common border.

Amum said that Sudanese delegation’s departure coincided with a resumption of bombing of strategic areas in South Sudanese territory by the Sudan Air Force.
South Sudan later claimed that their army - the SPLA - shot down a Sudanese MIG 29 jet fighter over Unity State but this has been denied by Khartoum.

Amum further called on Sudan to stop bombing his country and join them to achieve peace because it is in the interest of the citizens from the two states.

"Our president, Salva Kiir Mayardit, gave us go ahead to sign peace on the cessation of hostilities”, he said dismissing the allegation that South Sudan assists Sudanese rebels.

"We have said time and again that the current civil war in Sudan is purely an internal matter," he said, adding that it is a political conflict and not a military issue, requiring a negotiated settlement.

"South Sudan as [a] neighbour encourages the two parties to reach a peaceful settlement," he underscored.

Amum was alluding to the conflict between the Sudanese army and a coalition of rebel groups called Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) including their former comrades of the SPLM-N and three Darfur rebel groups.

SRF rebels refuse to discuss issues related to their regions and say they are resolved to topple the current regime before establishing a democratic regime ensuring freedoms and equal rights to all Sudanese citizens.

Amum explained that the agreement which the two parties were to sign recommended:

  • Withdrawal of SAF troops from Hofra El Nahas, Kefia Kengi, Abyei, Heglig (Panthou) and Meganes.
  • Immediate implementation of all previous Joint Political and Security Mechanisms (JSPM) agreements, specifically the 10 February 2012 Memorandum of Understanding on non-aggression and cooperation. The JSPM recognises and affirms support to the 14 December 2011 resolution of the UN Security Council which gives the UN Mission for Abyei (UNISFA) and the Joint Border Verification and Monitor Mechanism (JBVMM) the mandate to undertake all required tasks in accordance with the 18 September 2011 decision of the JPSM and the five documents.
  • Immediate cessation of official and private negative media propaganda, without severely affecting press freedom but encouraging media reports in a way that maintains the momentum of a positive spirit of cooperation between the two states.
  • Immediate cessation of hostilities between the two states by encouraging defence ministers, co-chairs of JPSM, to declare a cessation of hostilities with immediate effect.
  • An agreement to be put in place verifying mechanisms to ensure that the measures agreed by the two parties are implemented in accordance with 10 February Memorandum of understanding on non-aggression and cooperation.
  • Preparations to be made for the summit between the two heads of state and for the JPSM to ensure the Joint Preparatory Committee for the Summit meets immediately to finalise the agenda on time.

(ST)

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  • 6 April 2012 08:18, by Madiroor

    Rubbishes! How could they escape if an agreement was reached in good faith?

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    • 6 April 2012 08:54, by Joseph Canada

      THEY JUST CAN’T HANDLE THE REALITY OF SOUTH BEING A NATION. THEY ALSO CAN’T HANDLE PEACE BECAUSE ITS NEVER IN THE ISLAMIC OR ARABS BLOOD. MOHAMMED RULLED BY SWORD AND SO WILL THEY. SOON THEY WILL BE LEFT ALONE SINCE BOARDER PATROLS ARE NOW REJECTING ORDERS, AND RIOT IN OMDRUMAN. ICC DAYS ARE COUNTING. TIC-TAC-TIC-TAC!!!!!

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      • 6 April 2012 10:50, by Darkangel

        Withdrawal of SAF troops from Hofra El Nahas, Kefia Kengi, Abyei, Heglig (Panthou) and Meganes.

        COMMON YOU RETARDED CLOWNS ! DOES THIS SOUND LIKE A PEACE DEAL? THIS IS PAGANS EASTER WISH LIST - NOT THE AU DOCUMENT.

        HE IS A LAIR A THIEF AND A CHEAT !!

        HE MAYBE ABLE TO CHEAP YOU DUMB PEOPLE OF $30M - BUT NOT THE REPUBLIC OF SUDAN

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    • 6 April 2012 09:02, by Tribe

      The prophesies of John Garang are coming to light. He once said that sudan will never be the same after signing the CPA protocal, that it will fragmented into five countries (SS,BN,Darfur,ES,SK, and Khartoum) if the central elite doesn’t heed to the call of all sudanese that justic & equality are the cornerstone of New Sudan.there’s now raging civil war in Sudan that’s feeding that prophecy.

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      • 6 April 2012 10:06, by Ruach

        Tribe
        What did Garang prophecise with his sick and dark mind?You are really a tribalist!CPA was a forceful one imposed on Garang by Amreica when was seen as a visionless man.He is the president in the hell now

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        • 6 April 2012 11:09, by Runrach

          Dear Country-mates,

          Allow me to congratulate Hon.Pagan Amum for partriotic stance in pulling out from negotiation venue.He was absolutely right to do so because Thabo Mbeki is not the right fellow to mediate the negotiations since he has been favouring Khartoum on all occasions.
          Let us get hell of him.

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          • 6 April 2012 13:01, by eye-of-an-eye

            Brother ranrach, your that full human to understand what Pagan play for our own people and resources, Pagan is that iron lion in Zion, he can’t close his eyes, he always stand to defend and protect our people from slipering into that crazy situation, Your excellency keep it do your job you born a man, even if they scape they will come back on knees.

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  • 6 April 2012 08:30, by Madina Tonj

    Where is Former president of South Africa who took wrong report to AU and UN.? Leave them the will says in their mouths. They always shouting about SPLA/SPLM -North Sudan and they were the one rushing for war with SPLA -N. They did so many mistaken later the try to blame on South Sudan for some thing they cause it. I wish SPLA N should speed up operation capturing South Kordofan’s capital and S.B

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  • 6 April 2012 08:30, by George Bol

    The South Sudan is maintaining the spirit of peace and prosperity but the the Sudan seem pursuing different directions. I ma happy that we great leaders like Pagan Amum who will face the Khartoum like the way Dr John Garang did to Taha and Bashier concurrently. I am not worried because I feel relievd always the way SPLM/A maintain its spirit. SPLM/A oyeee

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  • 6 April 2012 08:30, by choldit

    Weldone team RSS. It is clear to citizens of both sides that Sudanese govt is the one behind the messes going on between the two countries.

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    • 6 April 2012 09:05, by Chan Chiengkou

      Wake up! wake up! Amum!,
      Sudan need strong backing of force to comply.
      Talk with them but don’t distance yourself from your rifle.

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    • 6 April 2012 09:12, by Northern Sudanese

      choldit

      how do you know?????? all us sudanese in the north know that you are the sons of israel...nowadays , Israel doesn’t even want ya anymore...

      we sudanese all know that the south is seperated to threathen sudan and Egypt......thats what israel expected but israel found out that the south is to weak and unhelpful lol

      we sudanese all support the ncp......we all know the spla supports SRF...

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  • 6 April 2012 09:07, by Northern Sudanese

    Peace???do you southerners know the meaning of peace???

    lol hahahahahaha in every comment you suggest that khartoum is collapsing, you say bashir days are numbered and his going to icc, you call us fake arabs (we can call you ’Abid’ but we dont wanna break your heart), and you say SRF will take sudan and you say salva must support SRF

    after all that you speak about peace?

    SAF continue your job

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    • 6 April 2012 09:40, by Madina Tonj

      Northern Sudanese

      Don’t you know that, there are about 700 officials officers of SAF have told Omar al Bashir not to do another war with South Sudan.? Some time Arab need to see something face to face this where they will be satisfy. If Omar al Bashir want to do another new war with South Sudan make no mistake the opposition of Northern Sudan are going to win this is not a joke.

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      • 6 April 2012 10:54, by Darkangel

        Tonj your retarded ape - do you think those 700 officers are going to hold white flags while your country and SRF are attacking our cities. Clown go read an ABC book !

        Sudan has an Army the size your hungry half dead country read to die for them. All your SPLA does is fight for money. No salaries - no fight - no food - no fight - ANIMALS

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        • 6 April 2012 14:38, by Logic

          Hahahaha

          The racist shimaleen on this site are truly funny! lololol... Stop wasting your energy on being angry. A friend once asked me, "how can these northerners think they’re superior?" he laughed! I answered, "many of the blind loyalists are retards" lolololol...

          Mujahideen my black ass! F***ing RETARDS...lol!

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          • 6 April 2012 14:53, by Northern Sudanese

            Logic

            your friend might be raped like you on the same day.......those mujahideen made your grandmas clean our houses and till this day, yo ugly mama’s friends are begging for sudanese citizenship inorder for them to carry on cleaning lol hahahahaha

            lol,Fucking assholes!!!!!

            you go help yo ugly mama finding food near the river and make sure yo sis doesn’t slick a worm again......lol hahahahaa

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            • 6 April 2012 17:57, by Logic

              Fake Sudanese

              Hahahaha... its good the truth is coming out now, the poor southerners cleaned your houses because they were treated like 2n class citizens but you fools deny it daily, at least we’re making progress now.

              A reasonable debate doesn’t work with you racist RETARDS.

              Bet you’re the type to F**k your sister, right! lolololol

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            • 6 April 2012 21:22, by Nguetbuny de Luelpiny

              Wel come southern grazzing territories Arab terrories.
              South will take most to jana to prayer with the God.
              the colony is ending with slow destruction. Majhadine will be taken care by SPLA Revolultion forces on the ground.

              let them come,they knew well how to take treat them well.
              most will be take to Jena to prayer with Mohammed.

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    • 6 April 2012 15:56, by Hitler

      Hey friking son of a bitch: northern sudanese. You did not get this right didn’t you? I told you and I will repeat again. I fuck your mum and sister in Omburman - umbeida. That is manhood not abit. Next time i will fuck your pussy ass when i come over. Be prepared to enjoy my hot and sweet dig in to your cool ass and tell me then: abit. Bull shit. when all your ugly stinking mums get that then ...

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  • 6 April 2012 09:08, by Chuangah

    thanx mr. Amuom, we are historical people if Arabs need peace we are ready for peace if they need war we are ever ready to defend our positions, we will be happy when this fake arab withdraw from all south sudanese territories which they currently occupied, we have been marginalized for centuries thats why international community look down at us by giving false report to the UNSC.

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  • 6 April 2012 09:10, by viper

    Mr Amuom has proved himself as a true hardliner and a true patriot to his country. He is leading a very good negotiation team of the Republic of South Sudan. He should be praised for his strong position. No doubt in anything he signed on behalf of S. Sudan

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  • 6 April 2012 09:22, by Chuangah

    northern sudanese, you have right to call us ’’abid’’ nobody prohibit you, thats how we have been in our land of which you claimed to be, now, see what abid will do to you, our suffering was ever prophsied by prophet Isaiah, many people have been complaining of end of the world by 2012, its not end of the world its the end of the suffering of the people of South sudan by 2012.

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  • 6 April 2012 12:50, by Bentiu CAPTAIN

    Dear Pagan , HUNGRY THIEVES do know any agreement, let us prepare our guns and get ready to send them to graves whenever they try to steal our OIL. ANY DROPING OF A BOMB WITHIN SOUTH SUDAN TERRITORY WILL BE EQUIVALENT TO CAPATURING OF HEGLIG AGAIN BY THE SPLA . ARAB OF KHARTOUM COULD NOT FIGHT SOUTH SUDANESE!!!!!!! AND THEY UNDERSTAND BETTER WHEN YOU BEAT THEM.

    SPLA OYEE!!

    SOUTH SUDAN OYEE!!!

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  • 6 April 2012 14:12, by Hitler

    Yea! I hear you. We the southerners have no ill intension for resolving this Sudan -South Sudan issue peacefully. As you can see time and again, these terrorists from Sudan keep impeeding these efforts: So, Lets adopt a policy of "No negotiation with terrotist". Even I see them stealling oil from South Sudan. This is carbon piracy just like piracy on high seas. therefore int. crime.

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  • 6 April 2012 15:04, by wad balad

    The GOS wants to achieve reaally peace. There is no point in signing an agreement such as the non-agression pact if the SPLM is going to attack higlieg, keep supporting rebels and not accept meditation solutions. The NCP allowed the south to secede in search of peace but obviously the SPLM rats have other intension. They can run but they cant hide.

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  • 6 April 2012 17:04, by Anynya One

    What else do Sudan Wants? The fourth statement is the core where the withdrawal of the armed forces of each state that may be in the territory of the other state is what is required in the mean time: And since its known that the Sudan Arm Forces (SAF) presence is found in the South Sudan territory, Cont.

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    • 6 April 2012 17:22, by Anynya One

      the message becomes more vivid and simple! Withdrawal of (SAF) troops from Hofra El Nahas, Kefia Kengi, Abyei, Heglig (Panthou) and Meganes is all what Sudan needs to fulfill and peace would prevail between the two nations. Cont.

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      • 6 April 2012 17:24, by Anynya One

        If Sudan wants to play War game, it will definitely end up the regime change in Khartoum, which is the worse road Sudan is choosing at the present. Wisdom is light, we all wish Sudan would open its eyes and see, knowing that the heat is at their main door. Thanks & Happy Easter Everybody
        Anyanya One.

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  • 6 April 2012 18:04, by equtoria helped

    i know this is off topic but here is a video of how juba look’s like during this year http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poiBDGnqiUw

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