Home | News    Sunday 17 August 2014

Khartoum maintains denials over support for S. Sudan rebels

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

August 16, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) spokesperson Khaled al-Sawarmi reaffirmed that his country does provide any support for the South Sudanese rebels led by the former vice-president Riek Machar who visited Khartoum last week.

JPEG - 27.1 kb
The official spokesman of the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF), Colonel Al-Sawarmi Khaled Saad (Photo: Ashraf Shazly/AFP/Getty Images)

During a two-day visit to the Sudanese capital, Machar met with president Omer al-Bashir and his vice-president Bakri Hassan Saleh. Khartoum was keen to say that the visit comes in the framework of the efforts exerted by the IGAD to end the eight-month conflict in the neighbouring country.

However, Sudanese army once again had to distance itself from the warring parties in South Sudan.

“Riek Machar’s visit to Khartoum recently, came within the framework of mediation that Sudan is doing to end the conflict in South Sudan,” al-Swarmi said in a short statement released by the official news agency (SUNA) on Saturday.

He added that president Salva Kiir and South Sudan’s defence minister Kuol Manyang Juuk were also received in Khartoum but that does not mean “we do not support any party against the other”.

The military spokesperson did not refer to any recent accusation from Juba after Machar’s visit to Khartoum. However reports from Juba say that defence minister Juok Manyang Juuk recently renewed accusations that Khartoum supports rebels. .

Sudanese foreign ministry, last April, on the other hand, accused Juba of using a Darfur rebel group to fight the SPLM-in-Opposition in the Unity state. After referring to a UN report on the matter, Khartoum said the implication of the Sudanese rebels confirms Juba support to these groups.

Foreign minister Ali Karti explained last July that his government preferred to give way to the east African Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and to not to be directly implicated in the resolution of the conflict in order to avoid accusations that Khartoum tries to take advantage of the situation.

Since the South Sudan’s secession in 2011, the two countries have several outstanding conflicts related the demarcation of the border areas and a referendum to be held on the future of Abyei region.

(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.
  • 17 August 08:18, by Madina Tonj

    GOSS and president of the Republic of South Sudan must remember one thing, Riek Machar Teny was part of Khartoum’s government as we all know and the Regime of Omar al Bashir are happy if Black or Abeed people are killing each others that is what they really want to see. Second to that, it will be a fool Idea for Juba government to have no strategies plan for defeating the rebellion of Riek Machar.

    repondre message

  • 17 August 08:19, by Madina Tonj

    GOSS and president of the Republic of South Sudan must remember one thing, Riek Machar Teny was part of Khartoum’s government as we all know and the Regime of Omar al Bashir are happy if Black or Abeed people are killing each others that is what they really want to see. Second to that, it will be a fool Idea for Juba government to have no strategies plan for defeating the rebellion of Riek Machar.

    repondre message

    • 17 August 17:06, by Hardlinner

      The wannabe arabs or abeed of real arabs are indeed behind the rebels. There is no any groups are supporting the rebellion of stupid nuer other than north sudan. I can only urge my fellow nuer to come into their seneses and quit riek war of interrest. Neither kiir nor riek are worth fighting for. If we as south sudanese refrain ourselves from all these mad wars, kiir and riek wn’t fight themselves

      repondre message

  • 17 August 08:19, by Madina Tonj

    GOSS and president of the Republic of South Sudan must remember one thing, Riek Machar Teny was part of Khartoum’s government as we all know and the Regime of Omar al Bashir are happy if Black or Abeed people are killing each others that is what they really want to see. Second to that, it will be a fool Idea for Juba government to have no strategies plan for defeating the rebellion of Riek Machar.

    repondre message

  • 17 August 09:32, by ForAll

    August 16, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) spokesperson Khaled al-Sawarmi reaffirmed that his country does provide any support for the South Sudanese rebels led by the former vice-president Riek Machar who visited Khartoum last week.

    repondre message

    • 17 August 10:10, by Aaban

      Is this news a confessing news or what? All writtern here are showing that Khartoum is confirming his support for south rebels. No journlist can ever make such big mistake to write clear thing like this if this is not a confessing revelation.

      repondre message

Comment on this article


 
 

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


Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Why SPLM should not be a political party? 2014-10-27 08:00:25 By John Adoor Deng October 27, 2014 - Many people who have the focus in South Sudanese politics, these days have been bombarded with many coined Acronyms around SPLM. Truthfully, it has been a (...)

World’s newest nation has unprecedented opportunity to end sexual violence in conflict 2014-10-17 21:34:44 By Zainab Hawa Bangura October 17, 2014 - As United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) on Sexual Violence in Conflict, I completed my first trip to South Sudan last (...)

Celebrate the golden jubilee of the October 1964 Sudanese revolution 2014-10-17 21:34:32 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman October 17, 2014 - Despite the dearth and lack of what needs celebration and rejoice in the reign of the National Congress Party (NCP) regime led by the tyrant genocidal (...)


MORE








Latest Press Releases


Sudan Democracy First Group condemns wave of arbitrary arrests in Sudan 2014-09-25 05:17:35 Sudan Democracy First Group 25 September 2014 - In a desperate attempt to prevent a series of events commemorating the victims of the September 2013 protests, Sudan’s notorious National (...)

HRW calls on UN rights body to press Sudan to investigate murder of peaceful protesters 2014-09-24 21:24:09 Human Rights Watch One Year On, No Justice for Protester Deaths (Geneva, September 23, 2014) – The United Nations Human Rights Council should call on Sudan to account immediately for the death (...)

Hundreds walk for peace in South Sudan 2014-09-23 08:30:16 National Platform for Peace and Reconciliation (NPPR) PRESS RELEASE Juba, 21 September 2014 - Hundreds of people took to the streets of the South Sudan capital Jubato ‘Walk for Peace’and demand (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2014 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.