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Peace can only be achieved through regime change, says SLM’s Nur

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December 10, 2013 (KHARTOUM) - The leader of the Sudan Liberation Movement, Abdel-Wahid Al-Nur, reiterated his rejection to negotiate an agreement with the Sudanese government saying that only regime change can bring peace.

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Video footage showing SLM-AW leader Abdel-Wahid al-Nur, dressed in military uniform speaks to his troops in an undisclosed location this month (File/ST)

Al-Nur refuses to take part in a workshop the African Union –United Nations mediator organises in Addis Ababa to discuss way to end the 10 year conflict in Darfur and prepare for peace talks with Khartoum government.

The ongoing three-day meeting is a follow-up to another workshop held in Arusha, Tanzania, last August that the SLM/AW also boycotted emphasising that such process should be convened with all the rebel groups and their umbrella Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF).

"We are peace lovers but we want a true peace not, a peace of jobs," Al-Nur told Sudan Tribune asserting that there would not be peace in Sudan unless a regime change is done in the country.

The rebel leader went to add that a true peace can only be achieved when there is an end to the violence against civilians and militias are disarmed, pointing they are ready for talks when such security measures are effectively implemented on the ground.

Nur who is also the SRF deputy chairman for political affairs stressed that political solution proposed by the rebel alliance aims to achieve a regime change, but not to reach a compromise with the government of president Omer Al-Bashir.

"We have the right to establish a democratic state where human rights are respected, and we have the right to have a government better than that of the National Congress Party," he further said.

The SRF groups recently visited several European countries calling on the international community to support their demand for a comprehensive peace process.

They propose that this process should lead to establish an interim government and to stop hostilities on all fronts. Also, a constitutional conference involving all the political forces should be held to discuss a new constitution and to organise general elections by the end of the transitional period.

The SLM leader however expressed doubts that the regime of president Omer Al-Bashir would accept such prospect.

"The comprehensive political solution should lead to regime change but the NCP cannot accept this option because it implies to hold accountable those who committed atrocities and crimes during the past period", he said.

He called on the international community to support the aspiration of Sudanese people to achieve change like what it has done in several countries.

"Otherwise they should leave us doing our job", he added.

The African Union Peace and Security Council (PSC) last month issued a strongly worded call to the rebel groups to negotiate a peaceful settlement and threatened to impose sanctions against the non signatory rebel groups if they persist in their rejection.

But Al-Nur said such threats are worthless and called upon the regional body to bring security to the victims of "the genocidaire regime" in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile. He further stressed that the PSC even failed to persuade Khartoum to allow humanitarian access to the affected civilians in these regions.

(ST)

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  • 11 December 2013 10:38, by ahme adam

    This guy was eating a lot of Junk food in Paris and Tel Aviv his belly is so fat that he cant stand up from his seat!

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    • 11 December 2013 11:00, by Kalo

      Ahem Adam,Abdulwaid is freedom fighter,what about you?though he eat but you are eating inside Khartoum from his sweat,shut up,get ready to fight.

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  • 11 December 2013 11:47, by Jalaby

    Abdel-Wahid Al-Nur is no good except in licking Jews and Israelis ass!!
    He will soon be gunned down at the head by one of his own soldier because he is so arrogant and respect no one even his own fighters of Fur people!!

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  • 11 December 2013 21:02, by chol

    I supported North Sudanese rebels to kill you racist fake Arabs.
    Chol Y

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