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US disappointed by delays in S. Sudan’s oil production

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November 20, 2012 (JUBA) - The United States government on Monday expressed concern over delays in resumption of South Sudan’s oil production, saying the move deprives the two Sudan’s of the revenue required to uplift their economies.

South Sudan, on Sunday, announced it had rescheduled plans to resume oil production and exports out of neighboring Sudan, until a consensus over security issues is reached with Khartoum.

Paul Adong, the head of the state-owned Nile Petroleum Corporation (NilePet), said preparations to resume pumping of South Sudan’s crude oil were ongoing, denying reports that the process was suspended. He however did not mention when actual production will resume.

“We urge both parties to resume production, while they work to resolve other bilateral issues and along with the African Union, urgently stand up the Petroleum Monitoring Committee,” said Victoria Nuland, the spokesperson of the US Department of State.

Juba, in January this year, shutdown its oil production following a dispute with Khartoum over oil transit fees. Oil revenues previously accounted for about 98% of South Sudan’s annual budget.

However, a series of negotiations between the two countries, under the facilitation of the African Union High Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP), saw both countries’ leaders reach an agreement on several issues in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 27 September.

“The US is increasingly concerned about the delays in implementation of the historic agreements signed in Addis Ababa by Sudan and South Sudan on September 27,” the statement, obtained by Sudan Tribune, reads in part.

Both the people of Sudan and South Sudan, it adds, deserve “swift” and “complete” implementation of these agreements, as called for in the 24 October AU Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) communiqué.

According to the US, while the creation of the safe demilitarized border zones is vital in the prevention of inter-state conflicts and ceases support for proxies between the two Sudans, America remains deeply concerned by the lack of progress made in the aftermath of the Joint Political and Security Mechanism (JPSM) meeting between the two parties from 6-7 November.

“Allowing this unresolved issue to impede implementation of the other agreements threatens stability of both countries,” warns the statement.

Sudanese foreign ministry spokesperson El-Obeid Morawah reiterated Sudan’s commitment to allow the export of southern Sudanese oil. However, he stressed this was contigent on the quick implementation of security arrangements.

Juba on the other hand, says Khartoum wants the deployment of joint troops on the Blue Nile and South Kordofan border where the SPLM-North rebels fight the Sudanese army.

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  • 21 November 2012 09:10, by Michael Angelo

    There was a time when we really view United States as our ally & that’s under president Bush’s administration. Does the Unites States that think the delay of oil is our fault? SPLM are doing everything they can but those pathetic NCP terrorists have their own agenda contrary to what all the expected to help both country’s economy.

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    • 21 November 2012 09:16, by South South

      Oil to USA is a question of life or death, we will see soon how they will push Penguins in Khartoum. Penguins called Northern Sudanese, please read this:
      Sudan (11/18/2012 number 2488) that 12 of the finest talent medical submitted their resignations. And was considered by the Ministry of Health in Khartoum that the migration of medical staff out of the country a disaster, and ministry attribute

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    • 21 November 2012 10:19, by Dinkawarrior

      Every human being is always disappointed by the death of his or her loved one and this is exactly happened to our future children. It’s a difficult time for our country and I guess our true-friends must be disappointed too. We value lives more than our interests, so let’s keep oil benefits aside and find a solution or the safety protocols of people. May God Almighty rise their souls in peace!

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    • 21 November 2012 13:57, by South Dengjok

      Dear Me,
      the foci of the Two Government finna not reach to an agreement cause the deal that will benefited the two state fairly will never be implemented by them specially the bird by the name North Sudanese as they undergone with the deal and talk that dem call off the talk to take the advantage smuggling ,but note S.Sudan undergone with ur password where by u ain,t gonna cheat dem again,u stop!

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  • 21 November 2012 09:14, by Jalaby

    Thieves in the south should first stop harboring, supporting and offering safe haven to Sudan rebels before we allow their oil to pass our country, so they loot that money and give the rest of it to Sudan rebels not because they love them but they love to see them destroying Sudan one brick after the other!
    Thieves hearts are full of hatred and mentally are very sick

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    • 21 November 2012 09:17, by South South

      Jalaby,
      Shut your ass up and read this: "Sudan (11/18/2012 number 2488) that 12 of the finest talent medical submitted their resignations. And was considered by the Ministry of Health in Khartoum that the migration of medical staff out of the country a disaster, and ministry attributed it to the economic crisis in the country!

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      • 22 November 2012 07:51, by Tiger

        I wondered why should united states wish to see Sudan economic improvement when they have sanctioned them not once but twic for hosting Bin Laden the terrorist leader who is now dead and big fish had already ate him in the ocean’Sudanese govt have also killed 300,000 Darfurians,and right in this time they’re killing innocent people in SK,BN and Darfur.that’s very sad.

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    • 21 November 2012 09:20, by ngomrom

      Jallaby sorry don’nt cry for war it is coming as you have started you will see it if you are truelly from the north and in the north
      thanks

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  • 21 November 2012 09:23, by okucu pa lotinokwan

    You,US govt why to be very disappointed on the delay of S.Sudan’s oil resumption,since the weak Party came back on power in US govt,if it were to be the Republican we are hoping for something better,please stop your crying in supports to the Arabs.
    OKUCU PA LOTINOKWAN

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    • 21 November 2012 09:56, by sudani ana

      The snake Yasir Arman stated from Germany yesterday that South Sudan continues to support SPLA/N financially and logistically. Well in that case you can drink your oil Salva. You think mundukoro are stupid, but you are the stupid one here.

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      • 21 November 2012 10:09, by ngomrom

        Sudani Aana is the bite of the snake painfull now or what stop crying even you big uncle sam will not listen to you

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      • 21 November 2012 11:20, by Man alone

        The resumption of oil production and its exportation is seen as a mutual benefit to both countries.so even if you change your minds,yet you people in the north have your share in this economic crisis,but let me assure you that with or without oil revenues South Sudan can and will ever survive.

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  • 21 November 2012 10:27, by master

    believe me no oil resumption will take place unless the gang of SPLM go

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  • 21 November 2012 13:51, by tomturn

    Must actually see this as bad news.
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  • 21 November 2012 15:00, by Makunon

    US Don’t mind just give us guns, you be happy not disappointed

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