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November 18, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – The speaker of the Sudanese parliament, Ahmad Ibrahim Al-Tahir, has warned South Sudan against causing the collapse of the cooperation deals it signed with his country two months ago, accusing Juba of continuing to support rebel groups in Sudan.

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Sudanese parliamentary speaker Ahmed Ibrahim al-Tahir speaks during a meeting in Khartoum on March 28, 2012 (GETTY)

Al-Tahir told reporters in the capital Khartoum on Sunday that Sudan will remain committed to the priority of border security before allowing South Sudan to resume exporting its oil via Sudan.

The Sudanese official called on South Sudan to start implementing the security arrangements of the deal they signed in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on 27 September along with eight other deals covering resumption of South Sudanese oil exports via Sudan and demarcation of borders among other issues arising from the secession of South Sudan last year.

If the security deal is not implemented, there will be no resumption of oil exports through Sudan, Al-Tahir stressed.

The security arrangement stipulates that each country should refrain from supporting rebel groups in the other, and that a demilitarized buffer zone should be established along their 1800-km common border.

According to Al-Tahir, however, South Sudan is still actively engaged in supporting rebel groups operating along the border areas, in reference to the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N) and its allies in the coalition Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF).

Al-Tahir said that the border areas are rife with hostile activities and that rebel groups continue to come from Juba with weapons. He added that Juba is yet to sever its connections to the SPLM-N which fought alongside South Sudan’s army against Khartoum during the second Sudanese civil war.

Sudan’s top MP insisted that Juba must first clear Sudan’s borders from any hostilities before resuming its oil exports.

Talks between Sudan and South Sudan on the implementation of the border security deal hit a snag after Khartoum demanded South Sudan cooperation in disarming SPLM-N combatants who have been fighting the Sudanese government in the border regions of South Kordofan and Blue Nile since last year.

South Sudan has halted preparations to resume oil production pending a breakthrough in the floundering security talks.

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  • 19 November 2012 07:55, by Chol

    South Sudan postpones oil production based on insecurity in Sudan; the notion that somehow South Sudan is supporting rebel is just ludicrous. Second of all; the rebels in Sudan are fighting not because South Sudan want them to; they are fighting because they want their freedom. When South Sudanese were fighting 20 years ago; no one told them to; but they fought to have this freedom.

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    • 19 November 2012 08:05, by Jalaby

      Chol,
      Man, we are not drunk by Marisa and stop being a liar! S Sudan is desperately waiting for Sudan to open that pipeline, they postponed nothing but begging Sudan to open it!
      We can’t open the pipeline and let the money comes to thieves and use it in plotting the evil against Sudan!
      Let thieves stay with no job than stealing their each other cows for now!

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      • 19 November 2012 08:27, by Chol

        Jalaby, we don’t need to accuse each other of dishonesty here; the readers are the ones who will make that judgment and it will be very clear to them of who is actually lying between us.

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        • 19 November 2012 13:37, by Logic

          You fail to disarm/ defeat the mighty SPLA-N so you opt for a third option, asking S. Sudan for help is quite funny! Just evacuate the palace, renounce Islamism, embrace change and apologize for your sins. Then we’ll consider giving you breathing space.
          Retarded bigots!

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        • 19 November 2012 18:28, by Hardball

          Jalaby, you better retreat to the location where you were hiding for the last few weeks; I don’t think you can win any debate among us here. Look, even if you invite your entire crew back, there is no way you can win any argument that base on a straw-man argument.

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      • 19 November 2012 12:39, by Gulung -dit

        @gotdamn labiya
        now the ceconomic crises which hit north sudan is the result of closure of our oil, wait for short time splm-n will deal with you the son of mother-fucker mohamed

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      • 19 November 2012 14:14, by Paul Ongee

        Khartoum interprets the "cooperation agreement" as a springboard to deal with SPLM-N militarily as it dreams or politically as it rejects. Khartoum expects Juba to declare that "I will tell SPLM-N not to disrupt the oil production and its flow to Port Sudan but also stop shelling Kadugli or military installations of SAF" to prove that I support you, SPLM-N.

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        • 19 November 2012 14:15, by Paul Ongee

          What kind of thinking is that? SPLM-N/SRF is operating in northern territory of Sudan under which Khartoum can deal with militarily or politically. It’s Khartoum’s choice to face SPLM-N/SRF since it doesn’t want Juba to mediate but to declare that it severs the alleged ties. To Khartoum any agreement signed conditionally or not should be conditionally implemented.

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          • 19 November 2012 14:16, by Paul Ongee

            Khartoum refused to cooperate faithfully with Juba over the past interim period to get N-S border demarcated so that the two countries can know who is supporting who. The military advances made by SPLM-N/SRF recently in the North have nothing to do with the speculative support.

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            • 19 November 2012 14:16, by Paul Ongee

              We all know for sure that “cooperation agreement” which is mainly predicated upon resumption of oil production makes Khartoum’s mouth water regardless of the rebel advances that raise security concerns in the North not in the South Sudan where oil production is expected to resume. Khartoum did make wrong political calculations before and after signing cooperation agreement.

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      • 19 November 2012 15:49, by Mike

        @Jalaby or whatever u so called urself, i never though of some obscene thinking of some people, and mighty you talking about Obama warning Kiir this time will not happened cos he Barrack is sick and tired of Arabs deception which is contrary to UN charter for maintaining the world peace, so this term will be tough for Arabs because US is got going to be soft again as usual

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      • 19 November 2012 16:04, by zulu

        Mrs. Jalaby, continue to talk while the sudanese pound declined sharply upon th4e news that south sudan has delayed pumping its oil. Remember, the agreement to supply sudan with $8bl was imposed. so, that deal too is off.

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    • 19 November 2012 09:44, by Tutbol

      Khartoum is feeling the heat & so it thinks it can black-mail S Sudanese to do their dirty job in SK & SBN. Good luck fellows. You cannot solve your own domestic problems & so you want to pull others in to help you? S Sudanese are way ahead of your dirty tricks. Just man-up & reap what you sow. Your monstrous govt had taken Sudanese for a ride for a long time & took indigenous africans for fools.

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  • 19 November 2012 07:57, by Jalaby

    I think Obama will warn Mr. Kiir of breaching that agreement with Sudan having the fact that Obama knows very well that Mr. Kiir is a big liar and Obama still keeps that Kiir’s letter where he apologized to Obama of being a liar about supporting SPLA-N!
    Obama doesn’t trust Mr. Kiir at all and got the ugly fact that he is dealing with thieves and liars unfortunately!

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    • 19 November 2012 08:07, by Chol

      Jalaby, why do you want someone else to help you? You can’t do it yourselves? How many agreements have you dishonored ever since 1972? We in South Sudan can’t dishonor any agreement and as many agreements as we can and nobody can say anything! Don’t hate the player; just hate the game!

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    • 19 November 2012 08:11, by okucu pa lotinokwan

      Why,the Khartoum are crying very loudly like this?,and they are trying to forgets what Yua yua is doing in Jonglei State south Sudan by their supports from Khartoum.
      OKUCU PA LOTINOKWAN

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    • 19 November 2012 08:37, by Peter Marko

      Who gives a damn about what son of Husien might say. Obama has been backing up Al-Bashit since he was elected in 2008. Yet, nothing has changed at all. SPLM-N has reached the outskirt of Kadougli, and SLM is within reach of Al-Fasher. Mark my word, it will not be more than two years before the NCP regime collapse either within, or be overrun by the rebel groups.

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    • 19 November 2012 20:26, by Kalo

      Mr.Jalaba-Arab Minded,let me assure you that we are not getting the support from the S.Sudan,we are getting from your poor militants-So.call SAF in Sudan,i will send you one day the videos of Alhamara,Alhemer weapons and ammunition seized by SPLA/N and more than 300 12.5mm/dasko Plus 200 vehicles capture in Jau,apart from other days,just listen to Radio Dabanga to know how SAF are disarming SPLA.

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  • 19 November 2012 07:59, by Son of Ngundeng

    Dear all what we had seen, khartoum suporting the mallitai leaded by Yua Yua in jonglei state,we can stop all the rebell from bothside not only the south sudan side also khartoum govent destablized the security of south sudan.

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  • 19 November 2012 08:00, by George Bol

    Are Sudan normal really? SPLM-N must be supported if that what they want so that they achieved their right. Let start operation against terrorize.

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  • 19 November 2012 08:01, by Man alone

    That is how the play around with any agreement signed but one thing they should know is that we survived without oil money for couples of months now.
    any agreement with those Ncp diehard is fragile and can’t be relied on.

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  • 19 November 2012 08:02, by Murle agent

    Good move by khartoum government...there must be no resumption of oil importation until these greedy dinka hyenas stops all their hostilities.....that’s why we are fighting these greedy dogs from our territoriesand now they learned turf lessons from murle warriors, so we determine to expand our aggression by burning up their arses!!....long live to murle warriors,
    Death to dinka hyenas or Junkuzz!

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    • 19 November 2012 08:19, by Chol

      Yah Murle, first of all; you need to read the article before you comment; you don’t even need to read the entire article; just read the headline and you’ll see it has nothing to do with what you have just said.

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    • 19 November 2012 08:28, by THEY PEOPLE’S POWER

      Murle are not human being, and if you are thier agent as you appeared than you are nothing but ghonorrian des assesses illness because agent of murle is sickness called ghonorrian that percent of murle do not have their own children, death to animals called muur free,

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    • 19 November 2012 08:44, by Peter Marko

      @ Murle Agent
      You bastard, proofread your comment before posting them, so people could understand what you are trying to say. Speaking about Murle tribe, there are so many patriotic sons of Murle who will kick your ass soon, so watch out bastard.

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      • 19 November 2012 09:12, by Murle agent

        @ Peter marko
        You know that the truth is burning your arse and hurts right? So the truths must be told whether you like it or not!

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    • 19 November 2012 08:54, by ngomrom

      who is khartoum to dictate for us what to do to hell with the pipeline let’s have altenative, this is my opinion we can hire steamer and transport through the nile upto Juba then from there to Mombasa by Road until we fix our own pipeline, how did khartoum started it was by trucks so is making it difficult for us
      Thanks Ngomrom

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    • 19 November 2012 09:40, by Ruach

      Murle Agent! What are you fighting for? I doubt your success, that is not rebellion. Your rebellions target and loot civilian properties!

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      • 19 November 2012 09:51, by Murle agent

        @ Ruach
        Shut up! We are fighting the dinka invaders who want to occupy our land as theirs and also we fighting these dinka bugs so we can defend our civilians.

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    • 19 November 2012 15:57, by Mike

      Murle agent
      Hahahhaa...very interesting you traitor, man u really have ideology of murle even if u have attained that little knowledge you still think like an idiot, thus the intrinsic and cohort proxy used by Khartoum on Murle will never end cos u are very slave even if Dinka got you freedom ,ur heart still yearns for Arabs left overs of food, anyway God bless u be wise.

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    • 20 November 2012 02:18, by Dinka-Defender-General

      Guys, please don’t bother your talking to this person call Murle Agent. He’s nothing to offer to his/her people. Don’t waste your time with him/her. Just ignore him/her and she/he will shut up and dead running from Dinkas soldiers. Where are you located Yau yau or Murle Agent? we cannot find you here. We should praise Dinkas for liberated you out from brainwashed Arabs.

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  • 19 November 2012 08:06, by George Bol

    Disarming SPLA-N! Khartoum Arab are useless in their thinking capacity.

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  • 19 November 2012 08:23, by Murle agent

    JALABY YOU ARE RIGHT MAN.
    South Sudan must elect a new president if they want to live in peace...or otherwise this so called salva kiir a weak and a primitive illitrate fool will continue to carry on his atrocities he’s so stupid and confuse vulture. He’s bring shame to southern Sudan.

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    • 19 November 2012 09:05, by ngomrom

      This fake arab agent is trying to cofuse the story let him bother himself we don’nt care about the oil Salva Kir is our presedent any decision he took is in our interest
      Thanks

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      • 19 November 2012 09:17, by Murle agent

        Yeap your ten times stupid like your dumb president salva SHITS.

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        • 19 November 2012 09:57, by ngomrom

          Thank you. what are you waiting here go and wash the buttock of Bashir

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    • 19 November 2012 16:50, by panchol

      Murle Agent.
      whom do you propose to be your president? you mean Yauyau. or Dr. shit. Akol ? " it’s just like passage of camel through needle". during Pibor war about 700 arms militias where with SAF but other tribe tried their best to capture Pibor and I was in there 3/2/1987. to be president is not like eating gargoch & tannia, Oky ?

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  • 19 November 2012 08:27, by 4Justice

    The Big Lie (German: Große Lüge) is a satanic propaganda technique. The expression was coined by Adolf Hitler.
    "If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed."

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  • 19 November 2012 09:45, by Foxtail

    Jallaba, we’re not jobless friend and we only care about oil money on developmental issues such as road and so on but not on individuals livig bases. woe to your who loses almost anything! why do you hide in South Sudan if you think your country is worth better than S.sudan. see, we’re 1st in regards sudans’ enemies and I assure you, unless you lay your ass low, we’ll distablize your country forve

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  • 19 November 2012 09:46, by Simpleman

    Mr. Ahmed! You are a Leopard on a goat skin, you just copy and past the accusations leveled on you by the commissioner of Bibor over you consistent support to yau yau militias and reverse it to S.Sudan. sham on you guy.

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  • 19 November 2012 09:55, by pabaak

    Firs of all AL Tahir need to know that,S. Sudan can not and will never negotiate with rebels in north on behave of Fake Arabs in North, what the source of this crying, don’t you say SPLA/M- N will be crashed? Even me I don’t buy the idea of oil resumption bia North with NCP still in power because it will take us again to days of stealing, the government in Juba has to come up with multiple

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    • 19 November 2012 10:04, by pabaak

      economic strategies that can sustain our development out from the oil, we have several strategies if used wisely then are enough to sustain us until an alternative pipelines are build, such as install better tax system with opening all border of S Sudan with East and Central African countries, a vigorous mineral explorations such as gold, copper, and etc.,tourism sectors and finally agriculture,

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      • 19 November 2012 10:17, by pabaak

        the government has to have strategic policy that move us away from government of NCP, who in the world think that we still want to welcome somebody indicted by ICC to our soil just because we need him to pass our oil, try to revive their isolation to world is an acceptable. we need to up hold by democratic principle with respect for rule of law

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        • 19 November 2012 10:52, by pabaak

          Correction"try to revive their isolation to world is not acceptable"

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  • 19 November 2012 11:11, by Below the Law

    You know what it is not because there is a clue that South Sudan still suports the Revels after the agreemeent, but this is a way of trying to hold back the start of South Sudan’s oil production as Sudan has already started its oil production. They are on their way to torture South Sudan out of the agreemeent.The government here has not yet realised. beware.

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  • 19 November 2012 11:28, by Makunon

    Fox lie five, won 2 and lost 3 and concluded that the hole of trick is short. What a big cheating N&%#*

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    • 19 November 2012 16:10, by Peacocktail

      The Speaker must be mad, Where is the Border of Sudan and South Sudan??? Border demarcation is yet to be done after Abyei referendum in 2013 October, if Sudan fail to talks Peace with SPLM N and SRF in that text, why pressuring South Sudan and they fail to respects deals, what will happen to disarmed soldier....Kills them after disarm them? South Sudanese fear GOD not like NCP terrorists.SRF step

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  • 19 November 2012 16:21, by panchol

    jalaby.
    it’s your Government who requested for the opening of oil as international community and AU gave pressure to both Sudan to make use of oil to resumpt production .South Sudanese have decided to close their oil not to flow through Sudan since they are International thieves.

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  • 19 November 2012 16:31, by panchol

    Murle
    what bring you here today! it is a suprise to me to comment today. I thought mighty SPLA. made you go to hail. where will you get tannia? from Khartoum to Pibor is like distance between earth and Heaven.

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  • 20 November 2012 02:05, by Dinka-Defender-General

    I don’t think North government wants peace. What is wrong with these people? Few months ago, they were begging South to reopen oil business. Now, it’s about to be reopen, and they’re bringing up these bullshits argument. What do they want? South government is not their security. They have to protect theirs. Would please leave us alone. We’re tire of your bullshit complains. Why do you belame South

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