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Juba distances itself from claims of supporting Sudanese rebels

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July 1, 2012 (ABYEI) - South Sudan on Sunday dismissed claims of providing support to Sudanese rebels, saying such allegations are being used to provide a scapegoat for Khartoum’s "failure to address its internal challenges".

Sudanese army spokesperson said Khartoum is preparing to carry out attacks on rebel groups wherever they are. He further pointed that Juba continues its military and logistical support to the rebels despite the United Nations resolution 2046 which demands a stop to such practices.

For two weeks Sudan has been witnessing a series of protests against the cut of oil subsidies and increase of taxes. The demonstrations which spread across the country call for regime change in the country.

Nhial Deng Nhial, South Sudan’s foreign minister denied accusations that his country is backing Sudanese rebels. The claims were reported by Khartoum to the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) currently hosting talks between the two states as part of the international community’s efforts to end the post independence dispute.

"Of course, South Sudan in no way would be involved in destroying the peace they have been working very hard to build with Sudan. We are looking for viability of the two states. So far we have had report after report of allegations, but evidence has been very hard to come by," he said.

Nhial made the remark in an interview with Sudan Tribune on Sunday, during which he said the leadership of the country’s ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) is fully aware of the presence of individuals in the Sudanese government creating “distraction" and being made into a "scapegoat" for its neighbour’s internal problems.

He said a report submitted by the African mediation team on Friday makes no mention of the claims that the South Sudanese government is supporting the rebels in Sudan.

Sudan and South Sudan are holding talks brokered by the African Union (AU) panel to establish a buffer zone and a joint political and security mechanism (JPSM) in order to ensure to end the accusations of support to rebel groups.

The two sides will meet again on 5 July. If they fail to reach a deal over this issue as well as the other pending matters, the mediation team have to submit a framework agreement to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) which has threatened to vote for economic sanctions against the two sides.

Rebel groups from Darfur and the two states of Blue Nile and South Kordofan formed an alliance in November 2011 aiming to topple the regime of Omer Al-Bashir who has ruled the country for 23 years.

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  • 2 July 2012 13:56, by J P Puok

    Please Mr FM, why to waste time talking about the heresays of NCP nonsense aligations?
    where are the likes of Bapiny Manytuil, John Gai yoach name the numerous SS malitias they supporting and arming to distablised us with no clear agenda?
    Northern rebels are freedom fighters from within Sudan before we even seperated only motivated our sesession!

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    • 2 July 2012 14:58, by Robot

      Ahmed Haroun would be the next president for Sudan...... shortsighted nincompoops would take 10 years to understand this theory. good luck....

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      • 2 July 2012 15:19, by Robot

        I mean Adam Al Hilu, that was a mistake, i don’t know how i mentioned that crab.

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    • 2 July 2012 17:45, by katnyokarieu

      J k pouk.nice comment ,for revailing ur lovers fellow Nuer maliatias who re distabilising unity state ,death to triators .including corrupt officer in SPLM gangster.

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  • 2 July 2012 14:12, by ocitigangpemeru

    the day we always hear bashir complaining of rebels being support by south sudan is when he knew that we sudanese people have lost interest in his government and calling for downfall. He use this as an escapegoat to deceive sudanese. Now no way mr bashir. I think rebel’s leadership will be even more better than yours. Because we see former rebels of splm handling their country well now

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  • 2 July 2012 20:13, by Northern Sudanese

    looool, of course south is supporting these rebels. these rebels betrayed their land and fought side by side with south sudan SPLA. they were fighting together, and were crushed together. No way a man who fought alongside the enemy to take the presidential chair in khartoum, he only made things worse and made the public view them as traitors!!!!!!

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    • 3 July 2012 03:00, by zulu

      OF COURSE WE SUPPORT THEM IN RESPONSE TO NCP’S SUPPORT FOR SOUTH SUDAN’S REBELS. NO ONE IS A FOOL HERE. SHOULD SUDAN TEMPER WITH SOUTH SUDAN’S SOVERRIGNTY, IT WILL BE MET WITH EQUAL OR DEADLY FORCE.

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