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Congressmen urge America’s UN Ambassador to act for sanctions on Sudan

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September 22, 2012 (KHARTOUM) — A bipartisan group of 38 Congressmen urged the United States Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice to work for imposing sanctions against the Sudanese government because of its failure to allow humanitarian access to the Two Areas of South Kordofan and Blue Nile.

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A girl and her brother sit in a cave shelter in Tess village in the rebel-held territory of the Nuba Mountains in South Kordofan May 2, 2012. (Reuters)

On 4 August the mediation announced that Sudanese government and the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N) have reached an agreement to provide civilians in the rebel held areas with humanitarian assistance.

However until now the operation has not begun as the Sudanese government and tripartite committee, of UN agencies, Arab League and African Union, continue to hold meetings over its implementation.

The rebel SPLM-N called for an international operation from South Sudan or Ethiopia but the demand is rejected by Khartoum. Senior members of the SPLM-N rebels were recently in Washington and urged Congressmen to act on Sudan’s humanitarian crisis.

In their letter of 21 September, the lawmakers said they were concerned by the humanitarian crisis in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan reminding them that some 650,000 people have already been displaced or severely affected by the conflict in these border states.

After praising the Resolution 2046 and the threat to impose sanctions if its dispositions are not met, the Congressmen ask that "the Security Council’s principled position must be enforced in order to be credible. Accountability is key when lives hang in the balance."

The UN Security Council is to meet next week to assess the whole process including the talks between Khartoum government and rebels.

In a statement issued on 21 September, the 15 member council said it was gravely concerned about the worsening humanitarian situation in the states.

"The members of the Council once again stressed the urgency of immediately delivering humanitarian relief supplies to the affected civilian populations, so as to avoid any further suffering or loss of life," the statement said.

They further urged the two parties to "begin direct talks, urgently agree to and implement a cessation of hostilities, and create a conducive environment for further progress on political and security issues."

In Khartoum the Sudanese humanitarian commissioner Suleiman Abdel-Rahman told the official SUNA that they had reports that an aircraft belonging to a foreign aid group landed in the rebel-held town of Kauda without permission from the Sudanese government.

He also said that humanitarian assistance was recently delivered to the rebel-held areas through an unspecified neighbouring state or air drop operations.

(ST)

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  • 23 September 2012 13:13, by Dinkawarrior

    Yes Congressmen, the idea is highly welcome! Those Homo-Muslims Arab don’t listen through their hears but through their eyes along with their anuses.

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    • 23 September 2012 13:40, by panchol

      whatsoever being discussed in Addis Ababa is just a way by passing time but NCP is not really committed to peace in Sudan.
      Last month NCP said that they were un-afriad of any sanction, knowing that Iran is behind them since they sufered sanctions.

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    • 23 September 2012 13:53, by mohammed ali

      DinkaD, let them send the food for your starving because the leaders of the mighty SPLA have stolen all of the money!Even if you have an oil deal signed today, you will need at least 6 months for the oil to flow! Congress or no congress any aid should go through Sudan.

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      • 23 September 2012 14:30, by panchol

        Mohammed ali.
        Your NCP Criminal leaders in Sudan like land with its resources, but don’t want people.
        there is a prove which indicates NCP doesn’t care about the owners of the land Sudan, because of being Arabs who came from Middle East last centuries to loot resources and back to their origin.

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  • 23 September 2012 13:26, by NO PEACE

    this is dinkas child, shame on you idiod people.

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    • 23 September 2012 13:49, by Dinkawarrior

      The four Americans killed in Libya in behave of Child-Molester Mohammed is not an easy thing! It’s a bad idea and it’s very painful not only to American but also to the world. I hope God will punish Arab world with war against each other due to their negative attitudes.

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      • 23 September 2012 14:01, by forza

        Dinkworries,
        I think the only reason that you are still alive ,because it’s illegal to kill you!!! A genuine insect ...please pass me the pif paf.....tshhhh tshhhhh...now you are gone :)

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    • 23 September 2012 13:57, by panchol

      Dear Congressmen.
      Now there something that shows Government of Khartoum is Government of Arab Jahlin who had just settled to Sudan last centuries.
      So far, there no relief going to People black African Nuba, Funj and Darfur.Why should God punish the Great marder Bashir!
      God Help our Brothers! African communities see your people!

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  • 23 September 2012 13:52, by forza

    It’s really funny to see SPLM-N slaves go to their masters in US to find solutions...actually they failed to do anything on the ground except terrorizing people in SK,BN ,attack their properties and loot their belongings ..SPLM-N is a bunch of retards who are getting paid to destabilize Sudan..USA can apply 100 sanctions but we will not stop until we remove the cancer called SPLM-N from Sudan

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    • 23 September 2012 14:04, by panchol

      Forza.
      They are not slaves, they are freedomfighters. You are the only slave who always use to lick the round table remains.
      Cross Red Sea, that is your Origin.
      Leave us alone we pure Africans.

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      • 23 September 2012 14:30, by sudani ana

        Panchol
        "Pure African". You sad sad racist. You are ’pure racist’. What would the world be like if Europe started kicking out non-white citizens, saying " we are pure white". You are such an ignorant bastard.

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        • 23 September 2012 17:51, by panchol

          Sudani ana.
          why do you call yourself Sudan and you are pure white as you stated.That name is not yours.
          create an other name for your terrorists country.

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        • 24 September 2012 09:44, by Paul Ongee

          Whether humanitarian aid is channeled through Sudan or South Sudan, Sudan Air force can still bomb the Refugee Camps in the South as usual because Khartoum believes that the aid is a source of survival of SPLM-N and its supporters. If Khartoum does not recognize the political rights of SK, BN and Darfur, why would you believe that Khartoum would allow humanitarian aid accessible? Sanction alone is

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          • 24 September 2012 09:45, by Paul Ongee

            proving ineffective to bring Sudan to play by the rules. Sudan agrees to disagree or but not to implement any signed accords.
            Thus, stronger pressure needs to be applied by both regional and international actors to get Sudan play by the rule or face military action. Arab Spring cannot force this one of the remaining three dictators in the world who terrorize, violates its neighbor’s air space

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            • 24 September 2012 09:46, by Paul Ongee

              as usual maintain itself in power. Of course, Syrian leader is already exiting.
              Peace and democratic transformation cannot be held hostage by this ICC-indicted criminal who murders at his disposal by bombardments and denying access to humanitarian aid. Can you imagine the more pressure is exerted by regional and international community, the more chances Al Bashir takes for granted to bomb in the

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              • 24 September 2012 09:47, by Paul Ongee

                name security?
                He always has excuses to commit more crimes because of the belief that nobody can take military action against him. The world has a choice (better than Al-Bashir’s) to make if it wants real peace and development in Sudan and its neighbors.

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      • 23 September 2012 14:54, by forza

        panchol,
        freedom fighters!!what a joke, who leads the freedom fighter ??alhilu who lost election in SK!!or the KING-KONG who fled BN!!!these people CAN’T and WILLN’T represent people of Sudan,Arab came to Sudan for trade without guns..afro-Arab were in front line against Turkish and British occupations untill the country got liberated,, where were your freedom fighters then?? busy raiding cattle.

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        • 23 September 2012 18:07, by panchol

          Forza.
          British and Turkish came to Sudan as colonies, but the intended to settle in the south looking for elephants turks and other mineral. resources and even human resources but British got very intensive fighting between Turkish and we the southerners. British came in demarcation the border between South looking& North Sudan. please pay a visit to south Sudan I will show you fighters tribe by

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    • 23 September 2012 14:41, by sudani ana

      Forza
      you remind me of myself so much when I started reading and commenting on ST. I was full of hope that this forum could be used to build bridges between the two nations. But after seeing the amount of hate and ill wishes of these people, any hint of affinity I had towards them just evaporated. Now I wish that we could build a 30 feet wall between us,like in Israel, so we could live in peace.

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      • 23 September 2012 15:19, by forza

        sudani ana,
        i was shocked too, i never imagined that they could hide that much hate,,even when war had started they came to "fake arab" not "pure african" land in uganda ,they were sitting in JAMHORIA street in the center of khartoum selling their goods in peace even without even paying taxes.separation was a gift from god and i’m so happy that it revealed who we were living with.

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        • 23 September 2012 23:01, by mohamed mahgoub

          F. U r worse than the so called J & S ana and the rest of the retard NCP extrimists terrorists criminals by calling us slaves! People are starving to death while ur govnt draging its feed want them to die,we r freedom fighters if u don’t know fighting this kind of thinking in ur head ,a historical fact Abyie is a dinka land & dinka belong to SS hence it should go to SS the messyrria r anomadic

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          • 23 September 2012 23:16, by mohamed mahgoub

            cow herders roaming in between we in SK never consider them as part of the region the NCP only use it as a hand twisting tool to gain some resources to make up the loss of oil revenue,if u concern about the country’ land or what is left of it go fight for Haliab it avert clear ocupation by a foreign army remember when we woke up one morning & the Egyptain army was there overnight what u called thi

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            • 23 September 2012 23:24, by mohamed mahgoub

              con. what u call this ,ur govnt can go ahead and beg SS for the oil u need but better give them their land they can have if they go to the arb. court if u don’t yeild in Addis

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              • 24 September 2012 14:27, by sudani ana

                Mohamed Mahjoub
                So you think Abeyei belongs to South Sudan, so what do you think about mile 14, Hofrat Elnihas, Kafia Kingi and Heglig. Do you think we should give all these to South Sudan? You can say what ever you like but am certain that you are South Sudanese. Otherwise you wouldn’t agree with SS 100%, all your comments are attacks on Sudanese commentators. Why not be open and honest.

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            • 24 September 2012 09:25, by forza

              Mahmoud,
              I never stated that ppl in SK,BN are slaves, I said SPLM-N are the slaves.yes they are.you are talking about ppl are starving to death in these region neglecting the cause of this disaster which is SPLM-N..you are giving an impersion that ppl in rest of Sudan are having a good life but i ask you to go through the streets of Khartoum and watch 7 years kids selling tissues and chewingum to

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              • 24 September 2012 09:37, by forza

                To make a living, most of ppl here are having a hard life..nobody went to USA congressmen to interfere..by the way currently we have a job in SK constructing telecommunication sites in Abu Nwara south of abujbeha, we had many incidents when rebels stops buses carrying ppl of the area and simply they loot everything that their eyes can see..is it called freedom fighting as well???

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        • 24 September 2012 01:30, by Observer

          Forza,
          For a while I thought there was another moderate, eduacated Sudanese on here who made some sensible statements but this one just shows you are just as extremist and bigoted as the others such as M Ali, Pif Paf, Sudani etc etc

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          • 24 September 2012 09:47, by forza

            Observer,
            When I say that USA shouldn’t interfere in our internal issues does that mean that iam an extremist ??if yes then iam happy to be called extremist..iam against any type of rebellion movement in Sudan..if anyone believe that he is the right person to lead the ppl of Sudan then he can represent him self and got elected through election ballots in 2014. Iam not pro ncp but albashir

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            • 24 September 2012 09:55, by forza

              But albashir is the elected president by majority of Sudanese ppl..that is their choise and I have to respect this choise either I like it or not.Splm-n is nothing more than is nothing more than a bunch of out laws,their job is to destabilize Sudan in order to get salaries deposited in their accounts.

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  • 23 September 2012 15:47, by Nubian King

    I quote "an aircraft belonging to a foreign aid group landed in rebel-held town of Kauda without permission from the Sudanese government" You called us outlawed, so we do what pleases us and shouldn’t be your business. We’ve been waiting for the Tripartite initiative since early August but where is it?
    Go ahead and impose whatever sanction on this Sudan.

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    • 23 September 2012 16:16, by sudani ana

      Nubian King
      Shame on you. Sudan is fighting to keep its land in Abeyei to remain part of South Kordufan and 14 miles to remain part of South Darfur, Kafia Kinji, Samaha and other areas. I don’t hear you say a word about this. governments will come and go but land is forever.

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    • 23 September 2012 16:17, by sudani ana

      Nubian King
      Shame on you. Sudan is fighting to keep its land in Abeyei to remain part of South Kordufan and 14 miles to remain part of South Darfur, Kafia Kinji, Samaha and other areas. I don’t hear you say a word about this. governments will come and go but land is forever.

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      • 24 September 2012 00:36, by mohamed mahgoub

        S.neither Dinka nor the massyria r from SK so this land is solely belong to the south don’t listen to the NCP defective logic ,its a seperation better be fully implented not partialy,do u ever think of how those ppl will live under the NCP Islamic rule if u take Abyei to north unless the govnt will Chase them to the south same its doing now to the ppl of SK & BN!

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  • 23 September 2012 20:00, by ViVa Sudan

    Wat America can do to southners big nothing & can’t do anything good or bad to SUDAN SO LET UR MIGHTY SALVA CY TO USA TO GET FOOD FOR HIS THIEVES SPLA/M OR WATSOEVER. GAME IS OVER TO U GUYS PAY TO GET FOOD PAY TO GET PASS OIL PAY TO GET PEACE PAY PAY PAY PAY PAY PAY PAY THIS IS DA FACT & ALL OF U KNOW SO STOP woofing & DON’T argue with ur masters SUDAN & SUDANESE. Dinka Runners Haramya

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    • 24 September 2012 01:33, by Observer

      ViVa Sudan.
      I am Sudanese so and do not consider myself a master of S Sudan so please do not speak for the rest of us unless we ask you too and please also learn two things;
      One if it bad manners to write in Capitals and the second- your posts never make sense.

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  • 23 September 2012 23:07, by BusZ

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  • 24 September 2012 00:54, by Kenyan the cushite

    Look at all the Northern sudanese here taunting the helpless. these people pretending to be arabs are an eveil society, while bashir is dancing and people are have food in the nroth, people in the south of sudan and in the east and dying everyday. who gave bashir the power to exterminate humans for his selfish goals. These fake arab clowns have to go.

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    • 24 September 2012 04:54, by Dinkawarrior

      Mr. Observer!
      It came to my attention that you the only North Sudanese who want to builds Peace between us but the rests of your people behaved exactly the ways they usually used to beheaded people. What you have done to my people was uneasy thing but you continue to called us Slaves, Insects, and so on. If you need our relationship to be like Israelis and Palestinians then you’re free to do so.

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  • 24 September 2012 06:13, by SeekingTruth

    BREAKINGNEWS: President Al-BAshir has unfortunately agreed to the AU’s proposal map including ’14 miles area’ in order for the implementation of demilitarized border. Wow! What a shame! Arab are exactly the equation of donkeys. They work well under high pressures!

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