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Sudan urges U.S. support to convince Juba to implement security deal


November 27, 2012 (KHARTOUM) — Sudan reiterated its demand to implement the security arrangements included in the Cooperation Agreement signed with the South Sudan, and expressed hope that United States can help to improve ties with Juba.

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Sudanese Presidential Assistant Nafie Ali Nafie

Sudanese presidential assistant, Nafie Ali Nafie, met Tuesday with the visiting U.S. President Special envoy to Sudan and South Sudan, Princeton Lyman, to discuss the implementation of the Cooperation Agreement signed on 27 September by the presidents of the two countries in Addis Ababa.

South Sudan President, Salva Kiir, said Monday it was impossible for his country to disarm the fighters of Sudan People’s Liberation Movement –North (SPLM-N) as Khartoum requests and added that oil would not be exported soon.

During the meeting, Nafie pointed out that his government demands the implementation of the security arrangement as a prerequisite to enforce of the remaining protocols of signed deal. He further said Khartoum is willing to develop its relations with Washington.

The Sudanese presidential assistant expressed hope that the improvement of bilateral relations with Washington would be a key to settle the pending issues with Juba and the ongoing conflict in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan states with the SPLMN rebels.

Nafie in August of this year declined a call that Lyman made to engage talks over bilateral relations and demanded to wait for the after presidential election in Washington.

The head of U.S. office at the Sudanese foreign ministry, Mohamed Abdallah Al-Tom told the official news agency (SUNA) that the meeting tackled the bilateral ties and relations with South Sudan stressing that Lyman was briefed on Khartoum position over the differences with Juba.

Badr Eddin Mohamed Ibrahim; spokesperson of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) blamed President Salva Kiir for refusing to implement the security deal, stressing that the implementation of the security agreement should be before the oil exportation.

"That is the basic rule approved by the African Union Peace and Security Council," he added.

Ibrahim called on the international community to put pressures on Juba, saying the African mediation bears the responsibility of security deal implementation.

South Sudanese defence minister, John Kong Nyuon, earlier this month said Khartoum demanded to deploy joint troops on the border with Blue Nile and South Kordofan states.

Khartoum says Juba government continues to support the armed groups and particularly the SPLM-North rebels who were part of the ruling party in the newly independent nation. But South Sudanese officials deny these accusations.

NCP spokesperson said AU observers have admitted in official notes that Sudan is committed to implement the 27 September deals, stressing that they cannot allow oil exportation to "enable Juba to support the rebel groups".

On the other hand, Sudanese defence minister Abdel Rahim Hussein announced that the joint security committee between the two countries will meet on 5 and 6 December, adding the technical teams will meet on 3 and 4 December.

He expressed hopes that the outcome of the upcoming meetings will allow to proceed with the implementation of the security arrangements.

Lyman also met on Tuesday with the Sudanese state minister Amin Hassan Omer, head of Darfur peace follow-up office, to discuss the implementation of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD).

The Sudanese official said the meeting dealt with the humanitarian situation and ways to facilitate access of aid workers to improve the humanitarian situation in Darfur as well as the ongoing preparations for the donors conference.

He said the parties also discussed the need to hold a conference on the return of IDPs and refugees before the donor meeting in order to allow them to attend the international conference in Doha.


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  • 28 November 2012 09:48, by South South

    Lair called Nafie is like all NCP leaders. Keep away from them South Sudan.

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    • 28 November 2012 10:08, by Dinkawarrior

      Shame on you Mr. Mafia Ali! You have already violated the so called Nine Freedoms Agreement(NFA)which including Oil you always stealing. You better shut the hell up!

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      • 28 November 2012 10:46, by Paul Ongee

        Nafie MaNafie says AU admitted that SPLM/N/SRF is a recognized and legitimate movement that Juba’s offer to mediate should not be objected to and “Cooperation Agreement” SHOULD NEVER be used as a springboard to dishonor agreement and bomb civil population along the N-S border. There is time for everything.

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      • 28 November 2012 17:32, by Alier

        It’s humorous that Sudan can’t afford to fight its own rebels that they had to outsource their national security to other countries! Oh, I see, they were able to fight because they were financing their national security on South Sudan wealth. Now the wealth is gone with South Sudan secession; Sudan is now a worthless box that had no anything of value.

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    • 28 November 2012 11:06, by okucu pa lotinokwan

      Is a layman talk,how comes the relionship of Sudan with America depend on security implementation and disarming South Kordofan and the Blue Nile SPLA-N soldiers,nonesense,completely useless,America are also double dealers.South Sudan gvt should known this.

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    • 28 November 2012 19:55, by Tutbol

      Can the USA take care of jews?

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    • 29 November 2012 03:43, by Young Lotuko

      How? By telling South Sudan to disarm SRF? Fucking dumb, its not going to happen

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  • 28 November 2012 10:39, by Tutbol

    Why can the UK stay away from the Sudan’s affairs. If the UK wants its élïtes, the arabs, she should be sometimes ask to take them. Sudanese want their country in own their fold. Not a Sudan micro- managed by arab thugs & the arabised Europeans greediest, who want to be British than Sudanese. Sudan remained African country. Settlers should please..

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    • 28 November 2012 10:55, by Tutbol

      ..should our settlers know that their attitude to our Sudan’s indigenouses will never be tolerated any longer and their instransigencies is becoming so unbearable to deal with, if these settlers can’t live can’t with us peacefully, then why can’t they just roll up the belongings & go back to the countries of their ancestors? Or where they think, they will fit in?!

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  • 28 November 2012 11:11, by 4Justice

    It’s truly amazing how satanic islamist can take what was clearly their fault and craftily spin and twist it to blame south sudan as the cause of the delay! absolutely stunning! I would be shocked If Mr. Layman buys this kind of garbage from Mr. Nafie Ma Nafie the NCP poster child.

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  • 28 November 2012 11:59, by littlejimmy

    good point is we excepted the all fuck freedom even though we have no any benefit on. and now they urine on it. shame on you guys. NOOOOOOOOO AND NOOOOOOOOOOO ways again.

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  • 28 November 2012 13:50, by Son of Ngundeng

    dreaming of our oil to be transported through fucksudan, we will never, SPLM/N are our brother we will not except to creat the joint team border to harm them,shit on sudan government shit on NAFUCK. (nafie)

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  • 28 November 2012 14:00, by Nubian King

    Who has ever held a lion by its tail? No one. Who’s Kiir to disarm SPLA-N if NCP itself can’t risk it? Whoever comes to the liberated areas and speak about disarming SPLA-N gives us the best reason to finish up, them without considering previous relations.Go ahead and implement your security deal without having to look at us, coz we’ve our own demands that we’re fighting for.

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    • 28 November 2012 15:30, by 4Justice

      Nubian King, you raised a valid argument,I can sense coward Kiir and his looters Inc desperation for the resumption of Oil export to the point of complete acquiescence to El Bashir demands. I wouldn’t be surprised it Salva asks the SPLA-N to disarm out of desperation.

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  • 28 November 2012 14:32, by Son of Ngundeng

    Nubaian king you are right, and we south sudanese know that Nuba and Funj fight for thier right but talk to your leaders to stand in right position not to be decieved by the Africans slaves that was so called none arabs.(shamaleen)

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  • 28 November 2012 15:34, by panchol

    Nafi or what soever your name sounds, SPLA/N is difficult for South Sudanese Army to disarm since they are 41,000 troops with there tanks and heavy artelarises and though you cry with blood tears American will not support that term of disarment

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  • 28 November 2012 16:15, by panchol

    Mr. Maffia
    Not USA to make SS build relationship with Sudan but your mother fucker Iran. You have been violating USA ever since. Our president Salva Kiir requested your party known as national criminal people(NCP ) to facilitate talks

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