Home | News    Wednesday 7 May 2014

Ghandour denies Khartoum is supporting South Sudanese rebels

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

May 6, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s presidential assistant, Ibrahim Ghandour, reaffirmed the neutrality of his government towards the ongoing conflict in neighbouring South Sudan.

JPEG - 22.8 kb
Sudanese military personnel inspect the belongings of South Sudanese on the Sudanese border on 18 April 2014 (Photo: Reuters/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah)

Ghandour made his remarks in a speech delivered at a meeting of East African trade unions held in Khartoum on Tuesday.

The presidential aide said that Sudan observes neutrality in the intra South Sudanese conflict. He added that some powers do not want Khartoum succeeds in its efforts to resolve the ongoing crisis.

“Despite the border dispute and other outstanding issues between the two countries, Sudan has frozen all the disputes to help his brothers in the South to heal their wounds and overcome the current crisis”, he said.

Ghandour’s speech come after statements by the former chief of general staff of the South Sudanese army, James Hoth Mai, who accused Khartoum of backing rebels led by Riek Machar.

The general who was relieved after the recapture of Nasir and Bentiu by rebel fighters told Reuters on Monday that three trucks full of ammunition and supplies were captured in the capital of Unity state by the government troops when they retook the town last January.

Ghandour reiterated Sudan commitment to the four freedoms agreement signed in September 2012, adding that this is why Southerners who fled the war are welcomed and live in Sudan.

Sudanese foreign ministry last month, for the first time since the start of the South Sudanese crisis, accused Juba of using fighters of the rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) but the latter didn’t react to these accusations.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 7 May 2014 13:45, by Kalo

    Ghanduri,they participate in Bentiu via Heglig but even if the support Machar still do nothing because he was with them in 1990s and fall apart,I remember his world telling us in Newsite ’’Mundukuru remain Mundukuru’’which means jalaby make no change,so Machar will gain nothing from NCP,let him go 4 peace.

    repondre message

  • 7 May 2014 14:52, by Padiet Deng Alony

    sudan should not deny the fact, the are the one supporting rebel in Renk county upper nile state and bentiu with ammunition and guns. rebel in manyo county exchange SPLA tanks with land cruisers mounted with heavy guns.

    repondre message

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


s
Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


National Dialogue: A necessity for post-war South Sudan 2017-08-23 09:15:50 By Ambassador/ Dhano Obongo South Sudan, the newest nation in the world which gained its independence on July 9th 2011, was supported worldwide including Sudan that respected the will of South (...)

The New Sudan’s battling leaders 2017-08-22 23:22:09 By Salah Shuaib Following South Sudan’s recent miserable transformations, a large segment of Sudanese elites is greatly disappointed by how the New Sudan project ended in failure, bringing a (...)

The 62nd anniversary of Torit popular uprising 2017-08-17 00:23:12 By Arop Madut Arop As the people of the Republic of South Sudan mark and celebrate the 62nd anniversary of August 18th, 1955 Torit uprising, it would extremely be important to recall the events (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


New group formed to gather Nuer in United States 2017-08-17 14:15:50 DECLARATION FOR THE FORMATION OF NUD TO BRING TOGETHER ALL NUER IN THE U.S.A Press Statement The Nuer Union For Development (NUD) The United State of America The State of Nebraska August 15, (...)

A prominent Sudan Women and Civil rights activist passed away 2017-08-14 21:09:47 The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) Khartoum, Sudan-August 14 2017 In the early hours of Saturday 12th August Fatima Ahmed Ibrahim, a renowned Sudanese leader of the (...)

HRW denounces "collective punishment" in South Sudan’s Wau 2017-04-15 07:06:48 Human Right Watch South Sudan: New Spate of Ethnic Killings Urgent Need for Justice; UN Should Increase Patrols in Wau (Nairobi, April 14, 2017) – Government soldiers and allied militias (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2017 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.