October 1, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – The rebel alliance Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) welcomed agreements inked by presidents Omer Al-Bashir and Salva Kiir last week but said they are determined to bring down Khartoum’s regime.
Sudan and South Sudan signed nine agreements settling some disputed issues and established security cooperation between the two government to stop rebel attacks from both sides through a number of measures including a buffer zone on the common border.
The rebel alliance in a statement released on Monday following a meeting of its leadership’s council welcomed the deals and expressed hopes that Khartoum government would implement its provisions stressing it bears full responsibility for the deterioration of relations with Juba.
"The Front has big doubt that Khartoum’s regime, which is addicted to military and security solutions and to sealing of agreement before to dishonour it, will not implement what is agreed in Addis Ababa," said Abu Al-Gassim Imam, SRF spokesperson.
Imam further said that the Sudanese government wants through these agreements to obtain legitimacy and a new boost to continue "genocidal wars with the people’s resources".
SRF rebels carried earlier this year a number of attacks against the Sudanese army in South Kordofan after the formation of joint command led by Abdel Aziz Hilu, SPLM-N commander in chief.
Recently however, Darfur rebels resumed attacks against the government forces in western Sudan region of Darfur as the SPLM-N resumed talks with Khartoum over humanitarian and political issues.
But, the SRF members continue to reiterate their resolve to topple Bashir’s regime by all means.
Imam said they are deeply convinced that the regime of the National Congress Party is the cause of all the crises that hit the country during the two past decades, stressing that "they have no hope to bring change without the fall of this "corrupt and authoritarian regime".
Minni Minnawi, SRF deputy chairman, and leader of a Sudan Liberation Movement faction, said recently they understand the participation of the SPLM-N in Addis Ababa process in accordance with the resolution 2046 which is adopted under Chapter VII of the UN Charter.
He further said the SPLM-N reaffirmed its commitment to the SRF charter, adding even if the former strike a deal with Khartoum "I believe they will remain committed to the SRF programme and would work to implement it," he added.