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September 1, 2012 (JUBA) - The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Friday urged Sudan and South Sudan to expedite and finalize their oil agreement and other related financial arrangements to pave the way for immediate the resumption of oil production and transportation.

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The 15-member body, in a wide-ranging statement read out by its President, Gérard Araud on Friday, said it welcome the temporary agreement reached on oil, further adding that both parties needed to move forward and reach a permanent deal, that will improve the sharply deteriorating economic conditions affecting both Sudan and South Sudan.

South Sudan, early this year, shut down its oil production, after accusing its northern neighbour of confiscating its crude oil worth about $815m. Prior to the shutdown, oil revenues accounted for nearly 98% of the South Sudan’s annual budget.

Last month, however, the two countries, under the facilitation of the African Union High Level Implementation Panel reached a deal, which could see the young nation pay US$9.10 for every barrel of oil produced in Upper Nile and $11.00 for every baril produced in Unity State. In addition Juba also offered US$3 billion as a transitional financial assistance to Sudan.

“The Council encourages the parties to swiftly finalize the details and the signing of the agreement and move forward with transparent implementation of the agreement, in order for production and transportation to resume as soon as possible,” the UNSC presidential statement reads in part.

Stephen Dhiew Dau, South Sudan’s energy and mining minister on Monday said he expects the two nations to sign a final agreement on oil, which runs through pipelines and uses refineries within Sudanese territory, after they resume the next round of negotiations on 22 September.

Khartoum, however, says the resumption of oil exportation is linked to the implementation of security arrangements and asks Juba also to explicitly renounce any support to Sudanese rebels operating in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile, all areas that share a border with South Sudan.

ABYEI

In a related development, the UNSC further called on the Abyei Joint Oversight Committee (AJOC) to speedily finalize the establishment of the Abyei Police Service, while underscoring the urgent need also to set up the Abyei Area Administration and Council.

The UN Security Council, in reference to its resolution 2046, said it remains particularly concerned about the two parties’ failure to reach a resolution on the status of the disputed oil producing region, as well as setting up temporary security and administrative arrangements for Abyei as agreed by the parties on 20 June 2011.

“The Security Council acknowledges that the majority of security forces has been withdrawn from Abyei Area by the Governments of Sudan and South Sudan, and reiterates its call on the Government of Sudan to redeploy the Sudanese Oil Police from Abyei without preconditions,” the UNSC statement noted.

It further called upon AJOC to speedily finalize the establishment of the Abyei Police Service, to enable it to take over policing functions throughout the Abyei Area, including the protection of the oil infrastructure.

The UN believes that some 120 soldiers are still present in Defra oil fields in the extreme north of the area. Khartoum said its troops are protecting the oil equipments as the Sudanese rebels who are active in the area.

The Council also expressed its sadness at the untimely death of Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, while recalling in particular the latter’s readiness to deploy 4,200 troops to Abyei through the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA).

Zenawi is due to be buried on Sunday at a ceremony expected to be attended by various African leaders, including South Sudan’s Salva Kiir and his Sudanese counterpart, Omar al-Bashir.

BUFFER ZONE

Meanwhile, the UNSC, strongly urged the Government of Sudan to accept the African Union’s November 2011 administrative security map “without further delay” so as to facilitate establishment of the Safe Demilitarized Border Zone and the Joint Border Verification and Monitoring Mechanism, as called for by the Council.

The Council, in the statement, further expressed regret at what it describes as the parties’ inability to finalize agreement on the Zone, the Mechanism and other critical issues.

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  • 2 September 2012 08:44, by Pif Paf

    UNSC shouldnt try to force its decisions.GOS will not sign any agreement unless it deems fit. The CPA was a mistake that will never be repeated.Unless all outstanding issues are resolved this time there will be no oil, trade or any dealings with SPLA theifs. Security and border will have to be implemented before any oil will flow. This was made clear early on.

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    • 2 September 2012 09:02, by Dinkawarrior

      It mean that UNSC was only build for special interest groups to do exactly what they want to benefit. If UNSC is only care for Oil and most of our resources then we care about Lives. It’s clear that UNSC is declared the war against South Sudan in name of Human Right abuses while it hinding Agenda is now reveals here. Why don’t talk about killing in Abyei,Blue Nile,Darfur,and Nuba Mnt!

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      • 2 September 2012 22:19, by Hardball

        UN don’t run South Sudan, South Sudan don’t take orders from the UN! If UN leadership is that credible, why are Sudanese troops still in Abyei and Panthou when SPLA already pull its troops out?

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    • 2 September 2012 10:02, by panchol

      Mr. Pif paf
      sincerely, we want UNSC Start negotiation over:
      1. Abyei referendum
      2. Border demarcation
      3. citizenschief
      4. Resumption of oil production will be determine may be 2015 after securing an alternative pipelines; Djibouti and Lamu Port in Kenya.
      we are fet of theft Activities in Sudan. Oky???

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    • 2 September 2012 10:14, by Equatorian Boy

      Pif pef or what ever you call your self.
      You are a fucking idiot who always want to opress and lough at the opressed. How can you call the CPA a mistake? You are jelous that CPA lead South to succed out of the Arab, NCP era and 75% of the wealth to the South. The CPA is a blessing rather than a case.

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      • 2 September 2012 11:07, by Pif Paf

        little boy,
        I dont see the CPA as mistake becuz it lead to secssion of the south, on the contrary i personally see it as one of the positives. However the mistake was it left some issues incomplete such as borders and security. And now they must be resolved prior to any other issue.

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    • 2 September 2012 16:33, by Sudani+

      To SS and SPLM idiot supporters,
      1- See how time is running, while your leaders are wasting time in nothing but looting SS ppl money
      2- in 2010 Sudan signed a contract with Star Petroleum co by Lual Deng,
      3- Now that company start producing oil for Sudan, while you are shunting down the oil production!
      see
      http://www.sudantribune.com/Sudan-signs-oil-exploration-deal,35879

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    • 3 September 2012 05:56, by George Bol

      I have not interested with Oil agreement but only our land-Abyei, Panthou, Difra, and other border towns. Border must be demarcated before the oil.

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  • 2 September 2012 09:15, by hellonearth

    must say these useless UNSC are really useless. TO: Banki Moon listen is it that you are blind that you can’t see who is in the wrong here or not? the Oil belongs to South Sudan you can tell us what to do with it. if thats your intrests. UNSC go to hell.

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    • 2 September 2012 09:20, by hellonearth

      sorry, i meant you can’t tell us what to do with it and whom we do business with. we have other matters that need to be resolved. matters like Abyei one, two border and other minor issues like Yau Yau who is being supponsered by Khartoum. did that cross your mind Banki Moon? Useless

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      • 2 September 2012 11:44, by mohammed ali

        Oil production will be resumed only after resolving all the outstanding issues particulary the security issues. We are happy with our economic conditions. The west should not pretend to be sympathetic with our economic situation.After all we did not stop oil production, SS did!It is their oil! UN cannot force us to allow oil to go through us!

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        • 2 September 2012 22:08, by Hardball

          Even if all issues are resolves, there will be no resumption of oil through Sudan; it will be to Lamu through Kenya! Believe it or not!

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    • 2 September 2012 11:04, by Loko El Pollo

      Haraka haraka haina baraka?what is the haste all about?the unsc are fearing the possible fallout of the Ross government.money is needed to shoreup their shaky unity.

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  • 2 September 2012 10:08, by Jalaby

    Bad news for Jonobean, good news for Shimaleen, Sudan will inaugurate two new oil fields very soon!
    Sudan will add 2 new oil fields to its oil production very soon, deputy minister Mr. Faisal Hammad visited "Barsaia" new oil field in block 17 last week to reassuring the work on this field will enter the oil production loop by the end of the year

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    • 2 September 2012 10:24, by Jalaby

      the oil company which discovered this new oil field called Star Petroleum which is a privately held, independent oil & gas company based in Luxembourg with operations Embracing Europe, Middle East and Africa.
      Star Petroleum also operates in Chad (Doba & Madiago Basin oil). Block 17 exists between North Kordofan and East Darfour state and considers to be very promising one!

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      • 2 September 2012 10:57, by Jalaby

        deputy oil minister also visited "Hadida" new oil field that discovered by Petro Energy company which is shared company between CNPCI & Sudapet,Hadida field exists in block 6 which also considers to be one of the most promising block in Sudan and former Oil Minister Dr Lual Deng called it "The future of Sudan oil reservation"
        Now Petrolines company is building new pipeline from

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        • 2 September 2012 11:07, by Jalaby

          Hadida oil field all the way to Balila oil field the closest point that connects the oil pipeline network with length of 150 KM distance.
          Petrolines company is 100% Sudanese company will be focusing on creating oil pipeline and they are working in creating new pipeline that will connect Khartoum and Madani to carry on the oil.
          Also planning to connect Chad oil to Red Sea through

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          • 2 September 2012 11:11, by Jalaby

            building new pipeline from Chad oil production areas and connect it to the closest point in East Darfour pipeline oil production.
            You can find some news in the link:
            http://www.ashorooq.net/net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=25893:2012-08-30-19-03-56&catid=35:2008-07-30-07-04-03&Itemid=1191

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            • 2 September 2012 11:33, by Loko El Pollo

              How are these new findings bad news to us?we have new fields in jonglei and Upper nile states.enjoy your oils alone,you can pour some in your asses to sooth them from constant dryness and etching.

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              • 2 September 2012 13:12, by Northern Sudanese

                Loko El Pollo
                you have no new oil findings, oil in south sudan is to halve by 2020. stop lying to yourself. and its bad news for you because it shows that we don’t need your oil in the coming years. now go have a bath if you know what it means.

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                • 2 September 2012 13:26, by Loko El Pollo

                  Do not worry about us,by that time.the body of your mother and nuer militias will have decomposed and formed a new lake of oils in the south.

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                • 2 September 2012 15:36, by zulu

                  When we sought secession back then before the British left in 1955, there was no resource. why should anybody think that now we will suffer without oil? we have oil in kapoeta, hiyala, lafon, nimule, yei and torit just to say in eastern equatoria. in central, and western, there is oil. bahr el gazal which will change its name has oil too. so, stop idolizing what you do not know.

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                  • 2 September 2012 16:09, by Jalaby

                    Mr. Zulu,
                    What a great news! what company name that discovered the oil in Kapoeta and Torit areas?! I think that will make it so easy to carry the oil to Kenya!
                    Did you inform GoSS government about such great discovery?!
                    You guys are so naive that’s why GoSS stole such big amount of $4bn from you during the daylight and no one single thief brought to justice!

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                • 2 September 2012 19:38, by South South

                  Northern Sudanese Dumb,
                  Who told you that there is no more oil in South Sudan ? Did you dirty mother’s ass taught you that ? You are a gay Muslim who rape himself 5 times a day before prayer. How ? Muslim before prayer stick their middle fingers deep into thier asses which they call " Gatha Jamar"( check spelling). They are gays that including Northern Sudanese Dumb and Sudan ana.

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              • 2 September 2012 13:34, by mohammed ali

                Loko, it shopuld not be bad news to anyone. You have your oil enjoy it, it is all yours. We have ours and we have to deal properly with it. But, nobody should or could force us to export anything through our land and country.All what we want is to live in peace, we are happy with what we have.We donnot want your oil !

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                • 2 September 2012 13:46, by Loko El Pollo

                  So you are happy with your abandoned streets of khartoum due to high food prices.we had just harvested our crops.what do you have apart from hunging on to balila which is part of abyei.die alone and never ever cross the border to steal our food.

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                  • 2 September 2012 19:48, by mohammed ali

                    Loko, oh, yeah! Although it is not as cheap as in Juba! You are so lucky! The UN nation is or trying to feed more than 50% of your pple. That costs zero dollars, it is so cheap. Your government is begging us to allow food in SS!You are talking from another planet!

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                    • 2 September 2012 23:33, by Mach

                      Mohammed Ali, it’s funny that you think you have enough food to send across the border when your people go to bed with empty stomachs every night. First of all, let your people have enough to eat on the streets and villages in Khartoum and elsewhere. After that, it will make sense to reasonable people in the world that you’re capable of helping South Sudanese!

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                      • 2 September 2012 23:35, by Mach

                        Ali, it seems like you don’t have any idea to why people are starving in Sudan! Let me schooled you as to why that is happing; it’s happing because South Sudan shutdown billions of dollars from oil revenues that you use to enjoyed. This is what makes it really funny that, you think South Sudanese are the ones who need your help! How highly irrational do you have to be to not know that?

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            • 2 September 2012 11:59, by Ayman fadul

              hey Jalaby u forget to push out ur dirty tongue..
              childish

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            • 3 September 2012 13:07, by Makavelli

              Jalaby,
              Oil is a nonrenewable resource thus try to take it easy when you’re celebrating your new discovery in N. Sudan. Oil is not our problem here in SS. we have enough of it therefore no reason for your discovery to be our bad news. Also for your info.,oil is a disease & any govt that rely on it too much is doom to failed. Khartoum govt is prime example. Oil was duped as "Dutch disease" for a re

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              • 3 September 2012 13:17, by Makavelli

                Cont..
                a reason. Petrodollars come with a lot of problems, thus South Sudan doesn’t want to rely only on oil explorations as the main industry for its economy. I think you should be smarter than that my friend. SS is blessed with many resources, thus we’re not greedy about oil. it is an open secrete that SS has a potential to become the bread basket for the entire region, NS include.

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  • 2 September 2012 10:17, by hellonearth

    YOU ARE A RETARD JALABY..... HOW CAN YOU TRIVE ON THOUGHTS OF HAVING SOUTH SUDANESE PEOPLE SUFFER. HOW DO YOU LIVE WITH YOUR SELF?

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  • 2 September 2012 10:42, by Mapuor

    Transitional financial assistance is more than three billions,this implies that Sudan should readjust itelf to stressful conditions caused by South Sudan separation.South Sudan on the other hand should focus on diversification of its sources of revenues as oil prices flactuate in international market.Agricultural production for local market is vital including adding value through processing.

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  • 2 September 2012 10:48, by Mapuor

    Sudan and South Sudan have great lessons to learn.They must resolve rebels problems faster,downsize the army and uniform services that are a burden to the economies of both countries,reduce the huge redundant civil service by 88%.open vocational trainings in every village so that youth get useful contextual knowledge and skills etc

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  • 2 September 2012 10:55, by Mapuor

    Economies of developing countries are always strained by huge redundant army,civil service and useless projects that do not address the basic problems of those countries.Curriculum are another problems,what is always prescribed in the curriculum do not fit into local context making education a useless activity in economic development.Specialization must be strengthened by contextualization.

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    • 2 September 2012 11:49, by Ayman fadul

      Mr.Mapuor
      what u r saying is optimistically reasonable yet how that suppose to happen if NCP govmnt’s concern is solely and wholly taken to maintain power, 4 they know well dat power means impunity from their crimes, how u can put in place a future plan while those benighted criminal r still in charge
      look at the mentality of the above so called jalaby and u will see the hopeless case of SUDANs

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  • 2 September 2012 12:40, by Nubian King

    The month of August has ended and I think UN has delayed fattening the bank accounts of these UNSC staff, that is why they’re coming up with this, so that UNSC-HR notices them.
    How many people are dying per second and awaiting their action and non of them became locomotive,what’s implemented in Resolution 2046 and will NCP really honor the agreement this time?
    Let them do something worth doing.

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    • 2 September 2012 13:46, by mohammed ali

      King, the un & the west know that by September they wont be any money in SS and the west under the current financial crises have no money to pay them. This is the reason behind the resolution.Even if the work started to morrow, will flow only at least in 6 months time ! It is a grave situation.They are concerned, but the thieves donnot care !

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  • 2 September 2012 13:08, by thok chuni yok

    Oil,Oil,Oil we the citizent of this nation we want this oil not to pass through north sudan again.

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    • 2 September 2012 17:05, by mohammed ali

      yok,we agree 1000%. Keep it shut down!!

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    • 3 September 2012 04:47, by P.K.M

      For Sudanese, there is no free and save moment between Sudan and South Sudan because of the issue of Durfar, South Kordufan and Blue-Nile. Sudan keeps brushing this issue under the rags but it’s not going away that easily. Sudanese cannot solves their issue themselves and yet talking about South Sudan.

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      • 3 September 2012 10:31, by Ayman fadul

        because u r one of the issues too..
        i believe that the two countries of Sudan has a common fate, if we both couldn’t establish sturdy ties on basis of our common interest, neither of us would advance..

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  • 2 September 2012 13:31, by ViVa Sudan

    Mapuor wat u mentioned is fine but who’s wise enough in South to do so Salva is Harami & all dinka are steeling oil money ,to "thok chuni yok & all southners who thought that they discovered & digged the oil in south you must pay to SUDAN to pass oil & get food no way to diversification of sources revenues in south coz no Education,laziness ppl lots of HARAMYA,FADUL & NUBIAN GET S.S PASS PORT
    J

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  • 2 September 2012 13:41, by ViVa Sudan

    Jalaby I LOVE DA WAY U SHOW SOUTHERNERS HOW THEY ARE POOR IN MIND & TRAITORS LIKE " Ayman fadul & SO CALLED Nubian King U ARE A Slave of Dinka SAME AS Traitor AGAR & AL HILOW Arman U R all GOOD 4 NOTHING U LOVED TO BE IN HOTEL & U MASSCARED our PPL IN BLUE NILE & S.KORDFAN we will not let u do it again u will be punished 4 wat u did soon.. Brother Jalaby more news please

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  • 2 September 2012 14:47, by Gabriel KK

    Why is UNSC interested in resumption of oil production only????????

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    • 2 September 2012 17:09, by Ayman fadul

      u want to know why!!
      open ur eyes instead of immersing yourself in playing a fat cow in focus of greed
      the two countries has no revenue apart from that oil..
      & if u imply that the biggest countries are interested in ur low rate of oil production which hardly can satisfy the greedy elite class of SUDANs, u will be close to anything but being right

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    • 2 September 2012 17:09, by mohammed ali

      KK, they want to rescue the government of SS.Remember the World Bank report! Maximum by September, they wont be any money avaliable to the government of SS ; unless the thieves repatriate the stolen money.They will never ever do so, they will loooooooooot again...and again!

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      • 2 September 2012 18:22, by Ayman fadul

        of course u r the master in knowing how thieves think, no one argue u on that, jack the lad..

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        • 2 September 2012 19:55, by mohammed ali

          Fdul, certainly, I do ! When you find out that the auditor general of SS says in 2 years $ 4 billion were not accounted for which is an average of 2 billions per that means it is $ 12 billions in 6 years.According to SS parliment it is about 10 billions!It is sad when you see more than 5o % of the population starving & have no food!

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          • 2 September 2012 20:00, by mohammed ali

            Fadool, how much is your share of this blood money , young lad! They say, they pay well to collaborators! Or you are paying back for your Asylum visa!

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            • 3 September 2012 01:04, by Chol

              Mohammed Ali, you and Fadul are both northerners! We are just enjoying the drama you’re playing. That’s very interesting. The desperation is just very funny therefore; it’s not bamboozling anyone of us!

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              • 3 September 2012 07:46, by Ayman fadul

                Mohamed ali,
                ur ability to respond is pretty restricted by much concerns of knowing who u r arguing!
                Asylum visa!!
                simple Q
                what about YOUR general auditor dad?? who had declared having no clue about what’s going on in certain gvmnt institutions!!
                at least GOSS have the gut to acknowledge those numbers u bragging around
                &
                Chol
                don’t forget the popcorn nxt episode,grandma..

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  • 2 September 2012 22:02, by panom lualbil

    Whoever blaming ’UNSC’ for enforcing its decision on Sudan for quick resumption on Oils’ production, needs to suck my dick b4 I go ahead. Why wait anyway, while Sudan was paid $$$$$$ to mention fews???

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