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Khartoum, Juba deny deployment of joint force to protect oil fields


January 7, 2014 (KHARTOUM/JUBA) - Sudanese and South Sudanese governments denied on Tuesday reports that presidents Omer Al-Bashir and Salva Kiir a struck a security deal to deploy joint forces to protect oil areas in South Sudan.

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South Sudan President Salva Kiir (R) and his Sudanese counterpart Omar al-Bashir look on during a photo opportunity at the state house in capital Juba January 6, 2014 (Reuters/James Akena)

Sudanese foreign minister, Ali Karti, after a solidarity visit that Bashir paid to Juba on Monday to support Kiir told reporters that both countries had agreed to deploy a joint force on the border to protect oil fields, as the rebels say they are targeting oil fields in the Upper Nile state.

Sudanese foreign ministry spokesperson, Abu Bakr Mohamed Al-Amin denied reports about the security deal, stressing that there had been a misunderstanding or miscommunication that led to attribute the alleged statements of the minister Karti.

Al-Amin in a press conference held at the premises of the foreign ministry pointed out that Karti spoke about two matters the first an agreement to send 900 oil workers when Juba give the green light and the second is to implement the cooperation agreements between the two courtiers.

"There is a joint keenness to implement those agreements, including the demarcation of the border, and completion of the zero line which determines the baseline for the demilitarised security zone between the countries", added the spokesperson.

He went further to say that Bashir in his meeting with Kiir and during the joint press conference in Juba spoke about Sudan’s good experience to secure the common border with a number of neighbouring countries like, Chad, Eritrea and Ethiopia through joint patrols.

Bashir also pointed out that similar forces can be formed to secure the border with South Sudan at the end of the current exceptional circumstances, Al-Amin said.

"However there was no talk of sending joint troops to guard, protect or secure the oil fields within the borders of the State of South Sudan", he emphasised.

The joint security committee during its fifth meeting held in Khartoum on 25-26 November did not reach an agreement over the identification of the zero line as the two sides failed to determine the surface of a disputed area called 14 Mile located between Northern Bahr el Ghazal and East Darfur states.

In Juba, South Sudanese oil minister, Stephen Dhieu Dau, told Sudan Tribune on Tuesday that he was "not aware" of any security deal with Khartoum to protect oil fields.

"There was no such agreement that I know", Dau said on Tuesday.

President Kiir’s spokesperson, Ateny Wek Ateny, also told Sudan Tribune that "there was no agreement on joint forces" to protect South Sudan’s oil fields, most of which lie in Upper Nile states near the northern border with Sudan.

The current crisis in South Sudan began when fighting between members of SPLA broke out in Juba on December 15, 2013 following weeks of political tension within South Sudan’s ruling party. The conflict in the capital lasted only a few days but led to large scale rebellions in Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile.

Former vice-president and rebel leader Riek Machar whose partisans control Unity state and shutdown oil facilities there threatened also to stop oil production in the Upper Nile where the South Sudanese army control and protect oil facilities.

In a press conference after their meeting in Juba both Bashir and Kiir both reaffirmed their commitment to not support rebel groups from both sides.

"The two presidents had only reiterated their commitments not support rebels", Ateny reiterated on Tuesday.

The South Sudanese foreign minister, Barnaba Marial Benjamin is expected to arrive in Khartoum on Wednesday to finalise some issues agreed by the two presidents.

Since last September the foreign ministers in the two Sudans are tasked with the follow-up of implementation process of the cooperation agreements.

Commenting on Benjamin’s visit to Khartoum, the Sudanese foreign ministry spokesperson said the visiting minister will discuss a report on the implementation of cooperation agreements to be submitted soon to a joint committee headed by the Sudanese and South Sudanese vice-presidents.


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  • 8 January 2014 07:29, by George Bol

    Military sources In Bor- Nuer white Army has began requesting UN to enter the Camp for safety. Stay tune -spla has enclosed Food lovers in every corner. This time Naath will understand better why the follow Riek Machar always while a power hungry and losers for decades. You have not cried yet!

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    • 8 January 2014 08:12, by choldit

      Day dreaming is not a good habit, u know. U better talk abt Dinka betraying ss to Sudan.
      We all know the quantity n quality of the weapon ss located in unity state under Major Gen. Koang Chuol. We also know what western Nuer are. Go n try it. Now Jikany kir (cie-Nyakuini, cie-Nyabor and cie-Duany) are on a Mach to join their uncles (Gon n Muor aka lou) pulse Paagak in genocidal war against Nuer

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      • 8 January 2014 11:19, by Jewish Ally

        welcome back all ye people of God and embrace peace among yourselves for I am tried of your senseless wars. let look at ourselves as one people but not enemies.

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      • 8 January 2014 13:25, by Ayom Ayom

        Bashir was just pretending, he was sending troops with logistical support to Rebel led by Riak, later on SAF troops fall in the ambush of SPLA, all ten tanks were capture from SAF troops by SPLA government forces. from that day Bashir rush to Juba pretending to support Kiir.

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    • 8 January 2014 08:17, by Wicdail

      George Bol,
      you proved to the whole world that you Dinkas can not survive on your own without Nuers superiority. What is wrong with Nuers white army to seek protection from UN when they are just civilians? What about so call Commando through guns in disarray when encountered by Nuers warriors in the eyes of the whole world leaving their gen dead?

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      • 8 January 2014 09:47, by Hardlinner

        Well , your lou nuer civilian and militias alike though that they were going to capture juba and loot it like they did in bor and malakal. Riek rebelled because of food . He reckoned if he capture juba, he would have chance to loot the banks like his militias did in bor. What ashameless tribe, the so called lou nuer.

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      • 8 January 2014 09:48, by Hardlinner

        Well , your lou nuer civilian and militias alike though that they were going to capture juba and loot it like they did in bor and malakal. Riek rebelled because of food . He reckoned if he capture juba, he would have chance to loot the banks like his militias did in bor. What ashameless tribe, the so called lou nuer.

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      • 8 January 2014 10:22, by Badi Malawi

        wicdal, hw fucken re you son of bitch in south sudan dinka is the mighty tribe that why you food lovers hate it but believe me this on going conflict will not forget u

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  • 8 January 2014 07:58, by Naath Raani

    George Bol, just eat your Agany (marialnyang) peacefully somewhere where you hide. Nuers are Dinkas husbands. No question about that. How old is this since December 15, 13? I think is less than one month. How many places Nuers controled in those days? If it will be one year old, what do you think will happen? You can insult Nuers but South Sudanese are very aware about Dinkas criminals leadership.

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  • 8 January 2014 08:06, by Jewish Ally

    All innocent Nuer are welcome back to enjoy the fruit of this nation but the head of Lucifer RIEK machar need to cut off and offer to Ngundeng for is false prophecy that let to Nuer misconception of this current crisis.
    i blame everything on Ngundeng and is Riek Machar

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  • 8 January 2014 08:13, by tootke’bai-ngo

    yah! Right, How many sellout deals traitor Kiir signed without knowledge of S.Sudanese? Who can blame him since the man is leading a blind un patriotic nation where people give loyalty to tribes rather than nation.

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  • 8 January 2014 08:16, by Naath Raani

    George Bol, just eat your Agany (marialnyang) peacefully somewhere where you hide. Nuers are Dinkas husbands. No question about that. How old is this since December 15, 13? I think is less than one month. How many places Nuers controled in those days? If it will be one year old, what do you think will happen? You can insult Nuers but South Sudanese are very aware about Dinkas criminals leadership.

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  • 8 January 2014 08:22, by Mohammed Ali 2

    That is great! Now I hope those hate & war-mongers are sure that Sudan has no interest to involve itself in this mad sensless tribal war.Let us hope that a deal is reached in Addis.

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    • 8 January 2014 10:43, by South South

      Mohammed Ali2,
      It is going to take you weeks to understand that Kiir looked down to Bashir when he visited Juba two days ago. Kiir sent his vice president to receive Bashir at the airport. People of South Sudan should know that everything bad in South Sudan was created by Fake Arabs of poor country called Sudan. I hate Fake Arabs. Anything fake is good for nothing.

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      • 8 January 2014 12:36, by Mohammed Ali 2

        SOUTH, well , they have sent Wani Igga for security reasons.It is stupid to mentioned, if you support Kiir.Kiir requested military , basheer didn’t agree and need certain condition to allow him help Kiir.I know that you hate, am afraid that you hate yourself.

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        • 8 January 2014 12:56, by South South

          Mohammed Ali2,
          This is not the first time for you to lie here. My only enemies are Fake Arabs of Sudan and I want my people in South Sudan to remember what Fake Arabs did to them in last 55 years. Arabs are stupid and wicked. The way you look when you are in your own sheet tells us about your culture man. You are Fake.

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          • 8 January 2014 13:10, by South South

            Mohammed Ali2,
            When Uganda president visited Juba, president Kiir was at the airport to welcome him, when Sudanese president visited Juba, President Kiir sent his vice president to welcome him. For you it is a security concern, what a lair !!!!

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            • 8 January 2014 16:37, by Mohammed Ali 2

              SoutS,you are sick , better for medical help.At that time Machar was not near Juba,now he is 40 miles away from after recapturing Bor.Three days ago there was fighting inside Juba.When Musevini came,Bor was under the hands of the SPLA.The security situation is bad this not a secret.All countries pulled their citizents out.Where is the lie here.Die& burn yourself alone with your hatred!Pathetic !

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              • 8 January 2014 18:03, by South South

                Mohammed Ali,
                You are very big lair. This is your culture where people go to the Mosques during the day and then steal at night. Sudan now is ruled by Islamic laws. Why Sudan is on the top corrupt countries in the world. I hate Fake Arabs. Watch this to know your culture: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06qsUYfYD0w

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  • 8 January 2014 08:59, by Konan

    I think someone is trying hard to drag Sudan feet into this dilemma for hidden agenda assuming that the warring parties would forget their internal conflict and point their guns to the traditional imaginary enemy. Interfering in this ugly war is the worst choice that we should not adopt. Obviously, this is a tribal and ethnic war between Dinka & Nuer, whether the Int. Community admit it or not.

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    • 8 January 2014 10:49, by South South

      Koaon or Qua’aran whatever,
      The real enemy of South Sudan are fake Arabs. People of South Sudan are waiting for the best time to come and you will see what will we do to you fake people in your table cloth. Who killed two million people in South Sudan ? Fake Arabs. Who created all these divisions in South Sudan ? Fake Arabs. Who mess up poor country called Sudan in the past ? Fake Arabs.

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      • 8 January 2014 11:00, by Konan

        South Shit,
        My duty is to follow you on this forum. I will keep chasing your ass until you stop these useless comments. Dinka warriors are coming to your hiding place, I can hear their heavy steps on the bushes, but remember this time we will not harbor or provide you with safe haven, you got to face your fate. Lol.

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        • 8 January 2014 11:30, by South South

          Koraon or Qua’raan who care ?
          Because you are stupid and low you just come up with this "Dinka warriors are coming to your hiding place" How would you know my tribe ? Oh God, what Iam hearing all over the world is true. Arabs are very very stupid people, let alone Fake Arabs of Sudan. Our first enemy in South Sudan are fake Arabs. They look like penguins with in their own sheet.

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          • 8 January 2014 12:47, by Konan

            South Shit,
            I know who you are, a psychopathic and traumatized son of a Northern solider whose father impregnanted his mother and abandoned him, that is why you hate your uncles. As I Know Janoopein called your kind " Jana haram" or illegitimate son of Arabs. Don’t feel shy boy and come back to trace your real father, I am ready to pay for DNA test. Your Uncle Konan

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            • 8 January 2014 13:01, by South South

              Koaon or Qua’raan, anything is ok
              You need to visit Juba one day and see how Fake Arab girls are pouring to South Sudan. We love Fake Arab girls. When you are in your own sheet with table cloth in your head and look like a penguin, how do you feel about that? Arabs are the most stupid people on the face of earth. With all the resources they have, still they touch their asses with their hands.

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              • 8 January 2014 13:43, by Konan

                South Shit,
                You need to see a psychiatric as soon as possible, you are suffering from (AIC) Acute Inferiority Complex. Pathetic and illegitimate son of Arab/Jalaba your hatred for your uncles will kill you one day. I’m confident in your asylum there is so many. If you come to Khartoum we shall find a place for you in Tijani Mahi Psychiatric Hospital, perhaps free of charge. Lol

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                • 8 January 2014 14:20, by South South

                  Koaon or Qua’raan whatever,
                  If you visit Juba you may see many Fake Arab Girls there looking for us toe them what they are not getting gay Arabs in Sudan. When you touch your ass with your hand and take out shit (GATHA JAMARA)it tells us everything about you. Fake Arabs are number one enemies of South Sudan. You are nothing to us but Fake and stupid.

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                  • 8 January 2014 15:19, by Oppressor

                    " South South big mouth :
                    The Winner is always a part of the solution; The Loser is always a part of the problem. ... The Loser always has an excuse like Arabs ,Gata a Gumar. ... Look at u poor insect roaming juba street fa food look at ur problem & get solutions to ur rich state " rich of tribalism ,CIVIL WAR, Hanger illiteracy, tank thinkers, alcohol addicts .. ya looser. hhhaaaaa

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                    • 8 January 2014 16:02, by South South

                      I did not understand anything, so I will leave you alone stupid man.

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                      • 8 January 2014 19:43, by Oppressor

                        ya don’t understand coz you are idiot as i said long time back so take you gun & join forces heading to BOR if u are a real man haaaa haaa haaa son of urine...

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  • 8 January 2014 16:43, by hellonearth

    i can’t believe that you solely managed to bring back the Arabs in 2 year after 59 years of war. Arabs back into this country just to maintain power you dictator. Kiir i would love to watch your execution. you are useless Kiir. hope you die in Hell you son of a bitch. Kiir you have destroyed this country. curses be upon you Kiir

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    • 8 January 2014 21:09, by Mandakoro

      Unite south sudan..leave tribalism behind you bros.

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