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February 22, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir has ruled out the direct involvement of the Egyptian arm in South Sudan’s conflict but said Cairo provided President Salva Kiir with weapons and ammunition.

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (Photo Reuters)

Speaking to reporters aboard the plane returning to Khartoum from Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, al-Bashir denied that Egypt had conducted any air attacks on the positions of the SPLM-In-Opposition in Kaka town of Upper Nile state, as it was claimed by the rebels on 3 February.

However "We have intelligence that they supported the South Sudanese government, and continue to support the government with arms and ammunition," he disclosed in his answer to a question from a journalist.

"But I do not expect to fight in the South Sudan," he further said.

Last January President Salva Kiir visited Cairo where he held talks with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Egyptian officials.

At the time, officials in Juba said the purpose of the visit was to thank Egypt for its diplomatic support to Juba government at the level of the United Nations Security Council.

Sudan as the rest of the IGAD countries including Uganda vowed to not support the warring parties in South Sudan’s festering conflict. They also agreed to keep the former Frist Vice-President Riek Machar out of the region.

Also, Washington called to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan, pointing to UN reports about "strong risk of violence escalating along ethnic lines with a potential for genocide".

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  • 22 February 19:32, by Atemjak

    You are using South Sudan Human Resources in Yemen in a deal you that you got millions of USD from Saudi Arabia off course you will be the last person to wish South Sudan peaceful co-existing and we South Sudanese citizens are aware about that only Government and arms opposition in South Sudan can’t see that.

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  • 22 February 19:40, by Lou Nuer The Great

    hahahahhahaha thanks for updating president bashir but dinkas will not deny this facts as egypt involve already

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    • 22 February 21:29, by Nuer is the Same Like Isreal People to God.

      No body in South Government Kiir, Egypt and whole world that! Egypt is provided South Sudan with three Air-Jeets, 40 Oliet Tanks,more than 360 Artillery weapons, and Chemical weapons and we are still defeated them , what kind of Stupid Government is this? It is only Dinka Government who do this , No Government in this world can do this stupid idea.

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      • 23 February 06:22, by Ater

        Nuer you talk of defeating,defeating who? and if you have defeated the government then what are you still doing in the bush? Nuer mentality of hallucinated heroism and superiority in warfare will send you to hell.

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        • 23 February 13:43, by wiyiy keake

          Tribalism was instilled in dinka ever since they were created. It’s their habit and they will never inhibit it. Nuer is your predominant disease. Its what makes you all sick ya jaang.

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      • 23 February 11:02, by jengelon

        Nuer
        I can’t understand the language you are writing is it Nuer language or English

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    • 23 February 06:04, by Akuma

      Lou Nuer,

      Nothing to celebrate in President Al-Bashir statement as his words are always controversial. Anyway, South Sudan is independent and sovereign nation to acquire what mean of support from any countries or organization including UN members. So Egyptian to South Sudan government is a welcoming move if available to defeat those idiot of IO forces in South Sudan

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  • 22 February 20:00, by Fair Man

    Omar Hassan el Bashir is the Sudanese hero that has painfully accepted to cede part of its territory to create an independent State called Republic of South Sudan. As the Head of State, he had powers to reject referendum results given suspicious process involved. Now stupid JCE and Dinka claimed that they defeated Bashir and mismanaging the country ruthlessly. Troiak funded and mediated peace talk

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  • 22 February 20:05, by Fair Man

    Atemajak
    Where was the so-called JCE when South Sudanese were fighting Sudanese Governments. You Dinka have betrayed the course of South Sudanese with your stupid ploy of JCE hegemony. As long as you don’t differentiate live in cattle camps with live expected of civilized nations in towns and cities, we have a long way to go. God, forgive for they don’t know what they are doing!!!!!

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    • 22 February 20:53, by Atemjak

      Fair Man or what ever you called yourself
      With your mind you wouldn’t have different from them if given a chance.
      That is not the language of someone who claims to know things.

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    • 23 February 00:23, by Dinka-Defender-General

      Fair Man, you asked "Where was the so-called JCE when South Sudanese were fighting Sudanese Governments?" JCE used to be commanders in the SPLA and now they are retired and still have voices in South Sudan affairs because they liberated the country. I don’t have affiliation with JCE, but I believe they have rights to help government whenever they can. I believe all South elders have rights in S.S.

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      • 23 February 00:32, by Dinka-Defender-General

        Fair Man, don’t worry about Abyei. It will never be Sudan territory. Remember, whoever tries to take Dinka land will pay massive price. Wait, you will see later. Bashir will pay the price later when Dinkas are ready to face him. I can defeat Bashir with my 3,500 soldiers right now. Bashir is just playing with boiling fire, but he will pay the price. I am telling you the truth.

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      • 23 February 13:10, by koang mi kei

        hahahahahaha some stupid people always talk nothing i never see a country own by one tribe JCE think shallow with thick head they don,t know that they will never ever own this country with lap lap talking the good thing Dr Riek expose them to the world

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    • 23 February 13:41, by Kat Cok

      How come to the stupid called himself Fair Man to ask a stupid question saying where were JCE when South Sudanese were fighting. Can you tell how many JCE sons who were in SPLA battalions trained to fight for the freedom of South Sudanese?
      If you asked the land of South Sudan you will get the right answer for your stupid question. I am sure you are one of those who betrayed South Sudanese.

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  • 22 February 20:12, by Fair Man

    Stupid JCE
    You have forgotten your fucking Abyei business with Misseuria despite many of our sons of Equatoria, Nuer, Shiluk and Murle having lost their sons in from 2005-2011? You will regret this time should Omar Bashir takes his recent statement seriously that Abyei is part of Sudan. Omar, trust not SPLMs in both countries, they are one part causing chaos in two countries. SPLM-Kiir/Malik Agar?

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    • 23 February 08:00, by Gatluak jal

      Hey so-called Fair man, you are simply Arab from North Sudan trying to confuse Southern Sudanese but we already knew that Sudan tribune declared war again SS.I’m from Nuer by nationality but I’m not supporting Dr.Rick for number of different reasons. Those reasons are personal reasons, which I will not discuss them at this point. Fair man, you from North and Southern Sudanese will united very soon

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  • 23 February 05:05, by Kush Natives

    Get the hell out of here son of bitch Bashir! The loser always keeps blaming others for his/her own failure. Peace will not definitely in Sudan, if you don’t stop blaming any neighbors countries. Sudan and S Sudan are not relationship any longer,Get it right? S Sudan can invite any friends she want.

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    • 23 February 06:43, by hamil

      Kush Natives

      You call Bashir a loser? You should be thankful he was persuaded to sign the CPA if he refused to he could still be tormenting South Sudanese up until now. This is not something I wanted of course but then he honoured an agreement and signed it without reservations and conditions unlike your stupid drunkard president who not only is inept to lead but also the worst president on earth

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      • 23 February 09:22, by Kush Natives

        Hamil, You’re really hamil or pregnant in English! What bring that unfound thinking that I should be thankful, because Bashiir signed CPA? Go back to him and ask him on how much conditional CPA was on his side. Sudan was completely liberated from Bashiir! You didn’t had an ideal of how much war was progressing on our side from 1996-2000, because you were busy washing dishes in Omdurman, while__

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        • 23 February 09:32, by Kush Natives

          con_ I was smiling in Pochalla in 1996-1998 putting or cleaning my 12.5MM machine gun ready for the next move to Malakal town and precede to Kosti, Rebek, Maghenis and so forth! Bashiir didn’t had any prolonging choices, rather then giving up half of the Sudan to their owners. Committed to memory, if this is what driving you knots in S Sudan, then we’re going back crazies old days!

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  • 23 February 05:25, by Fair Man

    Dinka-Defender General
    I don’t believe that there are best fighters among your 3,500 soldiers. Are these not the very soldiers who left their guns in plane, avoiding being flown to Malakal battle in 2014 as well as Yau Yau’s early 2013 operations? People abandoned arms and escaped from airport. Only Nuer, Shiluk, Equatoria etc fought but your Dinkas remained in headquarters or refused to fly.Liar.

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    • 23 February 09:44, by Kush Natives

      Fair Man, do you have a video tapped for those who escaped and leave their guns in the airport? And where did they ran to? Misleading public with a never heard issues wouldn’t be the driving force in the modern generations. You need to apologized to the public for none existing, unfound and desperate statement please!

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  • 23 February 05:30, by Fair Man

    Dinka-Defender General
    Worst still, those commanding operations deserted their posts, flew to Juba or Kapoeta along side wounded and when asked, they shamelessly tell their soldiers, anboo or I am coming back in your shit? Don’t lie to us man. We know that when a nation wide offensive or fully blown uprising is taken against you, you will be defeated in hours.

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  • 23 February 05:37, by Eastern

    Bashir is absolutely right! These arms and ammunition will eventually end in the hands of SPLM-North to fight his government. Kiir is certainly going to plung South Sudan into a disasterous war pitting Egiypt against Ethiopia on one hand and Sudan against Egypt/Uganda on another hand. South Sudan as a country will bear the ultimate brund of the proxy wars between the belligerant forces.....

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    • 23 February 07:34, by nuer food lovers

      If I where to be Kiir mayardit, I will stockfile enough credit of Beers in my home village in Akon and retire, give away forward to a capable s. Sudanese to fixed the messy I made.

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    • 23 February 09:50, by Kush Natives

      Eastern!
      So what? Do you and alike think that we care of what Mr. Omar Bashiir think of us or what we’re doing?

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    • 23 February 10:37, by South South

      Eastern,

      Iam so happy to see you coming out to the open and declare your support to Omar Bashir. People like you thought that during 21 years of civil war with Islamic government in Khartoum that SPLM/A will lose war, but we made it out winners, you are fifth column . Omar Bashir is a criminal wanted by International Community for committed genocide in Darfur.

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  • 23 February 10:12, by Liberator

    Dear Folk

    To hell with Omer Basher

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  • 23 February 11:18, by Fair Man

    South Sudan
    Omar al Bashir is wanted at ICC but how certain are you tat Kiir will survive being indicted. A matter of time. South Sudanese will file a complainant to Chief Prosecutor in Hague The Netherlands to charge Kiir as South Sudanese courts are incompetent to try him since he owns them. Just we are giving him little more time to bring peace but indictment petition can be lodged anytime.

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  • 23 February 11:31, by Fair Man

    Kush Natives
    Facts are bitter. It has fucked your ass. Go and find outline from airlines that used to be hired to transport warfare to battle zones. They will tell you. Yourself know how coward you people are. Left with Nuer alone, you will migrate to South Sudan. Ugandan and JEM, SPLM-North came to assist you in 2013 that can be addressed by police forces.

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    • 23 February 12:18, by Kush Natives

      Thanks Mr. Fair man! I guess your tempter is too recent to be descended! Thanks molana!

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  • 23 February 13:19, by Kat Cok

    It is the right of South Sudan to have a relation with any country he wish, how come for Sudan to talk about the relation between South Sudan and Egypt. Did Sudan think that South Sudan is not sovereign country? South Sudan is not a part of Sudan, and is not a country govern by malitia .

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  • 23 February 13:41, by aborigin

    Bashir would never miss anything to say or an excuse of whatsoever reason

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  • 24 February 09:53, by Deng yuel

    Mr Omer al-Bashir you only President that has a good thinking in south sudan that we can not stand as south Sudanese for long time i believe now kirr heading with us too ward the end of JCE

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