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Sudan rejects UNSC clause on negotiating with SPLM-N


May 9, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – The leadership council of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) chaired by president Omer Hassan al-Bashir announced late Wednesday that it does not agree to elements of a recent United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution regarding negotiations with the Sudan People Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N).

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Girls sit in front of their shelter in Bram village in the Nuba Mountains in South Kordofan April 28, 2012 (Reuters)

Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) is battling SPLM-N in the border states of Blue Nile and South Kordofan since last year with each side blaming the other for initiating the fighting.

Prior to the outbreak of clashes in Blue Nile state in Septmeber 2011, the head of the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel on Sudan (AUHIP) brokered a framework agreement in June 2011 between SPLM-N and Khartoum to end fighting in the oil-producing state of Southern Kordofan.

The accord was signed by SPLM-N chairman Malik Agar and Bashir’s top assistant Nafie Ali Nafie. But a few days later Bashir declared his rejection of the deal and berated his aide for signing it. He ordered the army to crush the rebellion in South Kordofan signaling his preference for a military solution to end the conflict.

But the Sudanese army has yet to bring down the SPLM-N in either state and particularly in South Kordofan where rebels have managed to threaten strategic towns several times.

This month the UNSC adopted a resolution under Chapter VII dealing with negotiations between Khartoum and Juba but also instructing the Sudanese government and SPLM-N to cooperate with AUHIP in seeking a solution on the basis of the June 2011 agreement.

Sudan’s foreign minister Ali Karti said following NCP’s meeting that this clause was "totally rejected" and that they will discuss the matter with the mediation and friends in the UNSC.

It remains to be seen whether this refusal will fall under non-compliance sanctions threat contained in the UNSC resolution.

The Russian ambassador at the UN Vitaly Churkin had said at the time that sanctions threat does not apply to conflict in South Kordofan and Blue Nile. But the U.S. ambassador Susan Rice disagreed with this interpretation.

"The entire operative part is under Chapter VII, and there are four "decides" paragraphs, including one-paragraph three-which relates to resolving the political issues that are at the root of the conflict in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile" Rice said.

The SPLM-N issued a statement this week saying it welcomes the UNSC resolution while stressing that a "comprehensive peaceful settlement is the best choice for the Sudanese people and the parties to the conflict".

"The entry point for the comprehensive peaceful settlement in Sudan is for the parties to address urgently and seriously the humanitarian crisis in the Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile immediately and to put into effect the tripartite agreement of the United Nations, African Union and the Arab League, which was signed by the SPLM-N long ago and avoided by Khartoum using different tricks to buy time. And in this regard, the SPLM-N is ready for a humanitarian cessation of hostilities that will enable the UN, African Union and Arab League to implement their proposal," said the statement signed by SPLM-N Secretary General Yasser Arman.

The U.S. and United Nations agencies have been pressing the Sudanese government to agree on a joint AU-UN-AL plan to deliver aid to affected conflict areas in the two states. Some US and UN officials have expressed concern about the possibility that famine could be imminent.

Sudan is resisting allowing external aid groups citing security issues and also fearing that food would be used to aid SPLM-N rebels.

The UNSC resolution does not mandate acceptance of the AU-UN-AL aid plan.


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  • 10 May 2012 09:51, by man koryom

    You are killing them, exploring their resources (oil), denied them humanitarian aid, and now you don’t want to talk to them. Arabs are just evil and food lovers. love their body more and they wish like no else should live but Arabs. What a shame. Greedy has no future

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    • 10 May 2012 11:11, by Sudani+

      It is not about Arab or other races,do not manipulate the truth!
      Its about differences in politics and ideology
      During the long war where did the people form South Sudan go? more than 5 millions were living with their brothers in the N.S!
      Now more than 30,000 U. students from SS are studding in Sudan

      SPLM-N, How we do negotiate with some one who is part of a party/Army for another country!

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    • 10 May 2012 13:25, by Loko El Pollo


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    • 10 May 2012 19:59, by Johndumo14

      If the international community wants peace between the 2 sudans they must replace Thabo Beki of south Africa.
      According reliable sources ,that Thabo Beki was bribed by khartoum.There was a big amount of money paid to Au secretary and Thabo Beki ,this money coming from Saudia Arabia and Iran ,so these guys must negotiate in khartoum favor,$20,million was paid to Thabo,and $16 million was paid
      to Au

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    • 11 May 2012 02:16, by daniell

      NCP is not looking after it citizen and the same time refuse a professional humanitrian advice from AU,UN and Arab League.what a party!It is beyond anyone comprehension to see these children endure suffering under ncp.the international communities come to help because ncp at the very beginning is failling to lead its people.

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    • 11 May 2012 13:40, by Mahmoud mohamed Abdalla

      man koryom bear in mind that SPLM-N has no right to speak on behalf of all Sudanese peoples:Darfurian Representatives of National congress party
      Darfurian Representatives of Popular congress party
      Darfurian Representatives of Umma party
      Darfurian Representatives of SPLM party
      Darfurian Representatives of Sudanese communist party
      Darfurian Representatives of democratic union party
      Darfurian Repr

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  • 10 May 2012 10:19, by Lang

    Very stupid move, it is almost a YEAR since the beginning of a rebellion but NCP has still not crushed SPLM-N/SRF!
    The rebels are getting stronger, NCP is dreaming if they believe the civil war will end without negotiation.

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    • 10 May 2012 11:46, by Agaldit

      Oh God talks like women all sudanese official always saying crush, crush, crush and SPLM_N til strong never never SRF still exist until the overthrown Infertility Omer Bashir.
      SRF don’t give the whole r looking for you to help ur right
      they relay on Russian Gov’t UNSC is ready to give sanction.

      SPLM_N oyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
      Malik Oyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
      Yaser ARman OYeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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  • 10 May 2012 11:22, by Mahmoud mohamed Abdalla

    We need the United Nations to be far from "DIVIDE & RULE".
    Who started the first and second world wars?

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    • 10 May 2012 16:34, by morogot batal

      mahamud mohamed abdala

      tel this to your master of devide and rule omer beshir and you know that one well.for how long have we been in union without any benefit only we experience killing and all brutal act.UN only goes after if you fail to solve your own problem.so blame you owm master of attrocity omer beshir....

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      • 10 May 2012 19:18, by Mahmoud mohamed Abdalla

        morogot batal: The occupation by the SPLA of the Heglig area, regarded as a humiliation by Sudan. It was an act of aggression and a violation of international law.
        In Dec of 2011 Salva Kiir Mayardit ran over to Israel to thank them for all their support when he was running the brutal SPLA and killing civilians in South Sudan.

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      • 10 May 2012 19:25, by Mahmoud mohamed Abdalla

        morogot batal: The African Union as well as the UN have condemned the South Sudan and asked it to withdraw its troops from Heglig.
        Hague court ruling. A ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague in 2009 appears to put Heglig in the Sudan state of Southern Kordofan, which the South now disputes.

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  • 10 May 2012 11:30, by Mahmoud mohamed Abdalla

    Who authorized the SPLM-N to speak on behalf of all the Sudanese PEOPLES who are antigovernment?? Leaders of SPLM-N must consider the voice of majority before they seek pleasing the outsiders who colonized SUDAN and KILLED our grandfathers including great Sultan Ali Dinar who was killed in genocide in his home land by the devils and evils from Europe.

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  • 10 May 2012 11:45, by solider

    malik agar and al hilo don’t represent all nubian and BN ppl.those rebels r only after power .they r similar to salva kiir, interested in looting his ppl money and waging tribal wars coz they r uneducated and understand nothing about politics,deplomatic behavour, finance and international laws.they will lead their ppl into a mess like kiir is doing in ss.

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    • 10 May 2012 12:23, by Dinkawarrior


      Everybody know that North Sudan, Russia and China are the most destructive countries, they don’t care about the lives of other people but only oil! Your hatred against Black African Natives will not give you rest throughout in your lives! We are all God’s creatures and nobody is better than one another if you keep doing this then God will punish you severly!

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      • 10 May 2012 14:54, by Mahmoud mohamed Abdalla

        North Sudan, AFRICA, Russia and China were colozied and/or destroyed by your white masters from Euroe and USA. Our black African grand fathers and mothers were sold as slaves and they were/are the ones who strated the agriculture in USA. Your white masters must compensate us (THE AFRICANS) based on EQUAL CIVIL RIGHTS & CIVIL LIBERTIES.

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    • 10 May 2012 12:28, by Mahmoud mohamed Abdalla

      Dear brother
      I strongly believe that malik agar and al hilo are my Sudanese brothers but I did not authorized them to speak on behalf of me and my other brothers and sisters from Sudan.I will not to degrade any human being as ALLAH(God) gave them all the rights to live in peace.

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      • 10 May 2012 18:14, by mogokafi

        Both Al-Hilu and Agar are the native sons of Sudan and have full rights to represent and speak for the native Sudanese. The elite who have consecutively ruled Sudan since independent have failed to recognized the diversity of the country. They hijacked Sudan and defined it in their own terminology which applied regional and racial profile into their system. This time is different from the past....

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        • 10 May 2012 19:36, by Mahmoud mohamed Abdalla

          mogokafi: Yes I agree with you that Both Al-Hilu and Agar are the native sons of Sudan and have full rights to represent and speak for those who elected them. But through the dictatership and violemnce.SPLM-N has members from every part of Sudan but NOT close to the majority. I hope that you strongly believe in democracy.

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    • 10 May 2012 16:31, by zulu

      Who nominated you, an "Arab" per se, to speak on the behalf of the Nuba? Isnt that a cliche?

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  • 10 May 2012 12:04, by solider

    those rebels r after separation. if separation is a solution why amarica didn’t separate?why they didn’t give the black ppl a state ?why Britan didn’t give north Irland a state ?NCP won’t last forever .sudan must be united and soon u will see an intelligent nubian presedent and many will be inside the parlimint too, it just need time just like obama and rice in the white man world.

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    • 10 May 2012 12:55, by Dinkawarrior

      Mr. Solider!

      Racialism and Islamization are the only causes of division of our beloved country Sudan! Somebody some where said there will be five Sudanese’s countries while three of those are in place! The fake Arabs with their horrid culture are the ones to be blame! Rusia and China don’t have right to bring us back to be one country again!

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      • 10 May 2012 13:16, by Mahmoud mohamed Abdalla

        Please stop your obsene language "The fake Arabs".You need to understand that I am muslim and my great love is to my master Bilal and his Arab brothers. My master Bilal was and is among the strong believers in ALLAH. With his great patience to the torture from non muslims; he obtained the respect of all Arabs and non Arabs. My master Bilal is from Africa-Ethiopia. Please open minded.

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        • 10 May 2012 19:40, by mogokafi

          Mahmmoud, you are "fake Arabs" and the term Arab is what causes the conflict in Sudan if you don’t that. You right, Bilal was an Ethiopian man, but he was admired and respected by the Prophet Muhammad and his companions only after he became Muslim. The teaching of Islam doesn’t force anyone to be Arab but I don’t know why in the hell do you and Al-Bashir wants to make us Arabs anyway.

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          • 11 May 2012 06:13, by Mahmoud mohamed Abdalla

            Dear mogokafi: You need to know that First I muslim; secondly I am an African and thirdly my roots are mixture of Arabs and Africans. When I was student in Europe I was selected by my Africans as the leader for our African student union. among those who selected me Sudanese from Dinka. Bear in that Dr. Garang’s mission is to unite Africa and build good relations with other nations.

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      • 10 May 2012 15:56, by Mahmoud mohamed Abdalla

        The separation of north and south dates back decades. British colonialists separated the two until 1947 and, before independence in 1956, gave political power over them both to a northern elite. Fearing marginalization by the north, southern army officers mutinied in 1955, forming the Anya-Nya rebel group.

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      • 10 May 2012 15:58, by Mahmoud mohamed Abdalla

        War between north and south continued until 1972, when a peace deal gave autonomy to the south and integrated Anya-Nya rebels into the national army.

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  • 10 May 2012 14:12, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    Khartoum thinks it can take the flesh of the fish and not the bones. It fails to realise that the two make what is called fish. The mistake applied to CPA should not be applied to UNSC resolutin because it is a supreme decision from a supreme world body. Enforce the outcome of the UNSC rules as it is the language they understand.

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  • 10 May 2012 14:49, by pabaak

    I never agree with NCP but this one, there is no reason UNSC single out the SPLM-N while leaving other rebels groups, they are now under big umbrella of Sudan Revolution Forces, this was to save watershed on the eye of fake Arabs of NCP,try to divide the already cohesive, strong groups of SRF. Why partial solutions? UNSC should be carry comprehensive peace solution in Sudan instead of partial one

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  • 10 May 2012 15:16, by Beneben Bai

    Sudan should not play a dirty game here. Criminals in khartoum should either totally and clearly accept the UNSC resolution or they will face international criminal court soon if they are not destroyed by NATO through non fly zone. don’t play shit with USA unless you need to be like Osama Bin Ladden. S. Sudan did not partially withrew from Panthou, but it was a complete one as UNSC demanded

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  • 10 May 2012 16:12, by solider

    why did u withdrew if u belive panthou is your?u could’v stayed no matter what the international voices say,just like israel always build new sattlments in arabian land and kills innecent ppl but never give a fuck about the world voices.stop lying ,u got defeated in heglig

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  • 10 May 2012 16:24, by solider

    ISRAEL AND USA r the one who r kissing your asses coz u have oil.if u didn’t withdrew they can deal with the UN no matter what the world says just like israel, israel is breaking all the rules and nobody can do shit to it.but u have been defeated badly in heglig

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  • 10 May 2012 16:33, by solider


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  • 10 May 2012 17:20, by Northern Sudanese

    yup, NO negotiations with insects :)!!!!!!

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  • 10 May 2012 18:34, by Ambago

    Whichever way you would want to be referred to, Khartoum, Jallaba or NIF/NCP, just as you negotiated with SPLM, you also will negotiate with the Darfuri fighters, the SPLA-N Fighters and eventually you will quit power in the centre and altogether cease to exist. Wake up, pack and leave!

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  • 10 May 2012 21:01, by Zionist

    Sudan has terribly failed to settle its disputes with SPLA-N by using military force, therefore , it should sit and negotiate, and reach a settlement to its problems before they’re out of control. Give the people what they want and there will be peace.

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  • 10 May 2012 21:10, by panom lualbil

    I didnt mad at nothing ! They did alert the worlds for recently capturing of HEGLIG by SPLA that they were not involved when nobody inquired. And most of durfurians used to run errand for bashear during spla struggle.

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  • 10 May 2012 23:44, by Deng David


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    • 11 May 2012 00:24, by Dinka land

      Please! Please! Please! Ya Jalaba you needs to extinguish intervening yourself in others people affairs. You are just alien who came from Arabs world.

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      • 11 May 2012 01:15, by sober

        Dinka land
        Are you still alive, I thought you where by now died with hunger, remember ,the North no longer feeding you.

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  • 11 May 2012 08:25, by Deng David

    you look so funny in wherever you are. You people you stolen all resources of South Sudan even now you are still looting all our properties by than God will punish wrong people like you.
    I do believe that all of you are thieves otherwise this time we will kick you like Cat.

    Oh sobet I hope you remember what you did by the way aim not going to tell. I warn you not repeat that Statement please j

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