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US presidential hopeful vows to hold Khartoum accountable for ‘atrocities’


January 31, 2012 (WASHINGTON) – The United States (US) Republican presidential front runner Mitt Romney on Tuesday blasted the Sudanese government accusing it of committing atrocities throughout the country and vowed to hold it accountable.

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Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney beams during his victory celebration after winning the Florida primary election Tuesday Jan. 31, 2012, in Tampa, Florida (AP)

"Mitt Romney recognizes that for too long far too many Sudanese have been victims of war crimes and other atrocities committed by the government in Khartoum and its proxies," the Romney campaign said in a statement according to Foreign Policy magazine.

"In Southern Sudan, millions died as a result of ethnic and religious targeted killings during the long civil war. Among those brutally targeted were Christians and adherents of traditional African religions, Dinka, Nuer, and members of other ethnic groups. In Darfur, non-Arab populations have been and continue to be victims of a slow-motion genocide. And since independence of the Republic of South Sudan, Khartoum has committed a range of atrocities in border regions that have claimed countless lives and displaced hundreds of thousands”.

Romney pledged that if elected president he will take steps to protect the civilian population from human right abuses committed by Khartoum.

"Governor Romney is committed to protecting innocents from war crimes and other atrocities, ensuring that humanitarian aid reaches those desperately in need, holding accountable those leaders who perpetrate atrocities, and achieving a sustainable peace for all who live in Sudan and the Republic of South Sudan," the statement said.

South Sudan formally declared its independence from Sudan in July 2011 under a 2005 peace agreement, and the administration of US president Barack Obama has worked to free the young country from economic and political sanctions originally imposed on the Khartoum government.

The relationship between Sudan and South Sudan remains tense, with the two countries at loggerheads over oil revenues, unresolved border issues and the disputed region of Abyei.


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  • 1 February 2012 09:35, by okucu pa lotinokwan

    I wish you the best to win this coming Election,you the Republican we has trust in you the way you take action against any one who does not follow laws and making crime against humanity.what W Bush did to other Terrorist countries we will not forget it,you will pass this coming Election i promise you.


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    • 1 February 2012 11:45, by Lorolokin


      You have my vote already b4 you speak out.Republican are trusted always coz they don’t play around in politics unlike Democrats who speaks too much and act less. I thinks time has come for Obama to quit and leave the Republican to lead. Obama has failed the Innocent people around the glove including Sudan and South Sudan in particular.

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    • 1 February 2012 12:24, by Logic

      Republicans, Democrats! They’re all the same, U.S foreign policy of imperialism and double standards is clear for all to see, since her birth in 1776.

      The U.S is only interested in maintaing its power, you intervened in Libya in a matter of weeks to "allegedly" protect civilians but ironically you’re issuing nonsensical statements after another about the poor civilians killed by the NCP.

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  • 1 February 2012 09:38, by Adviser

    You are right Mr. Romney, NUER and Dinka have been target by Khartuom regime since 1956. We will apperciate and support any leadreship which is looking into crimes and attrocities committed by Bashir. US adminstration have been watching Khartuom ’s killing on civilian.

    We have thousands of thousands of South Sudanese people who live in US we will talk to them and vote for your overwhemly.

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  • 1 February 2012 10:23, by Tamongali

    He just want to grantee the votes of blacks.Bush the father and Ronald Regan were friends of Niemeri.What George Bush (son) did to Omar Government? did he apply all the sanctions declared by UN? Instead the republican were friends of Omar, because Omar was using Sudan as a secret prison for some radical islamist jailed by USA ( weekleaks).The Democrats will win.

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  • 1 February 2012 10:24, by Peter Marko

    You have earned my vote Mr. Romney. On November 6th, 2012, we will send the son of Hussien, Barack Obama and his liberals inner-circle to Chicago. America is a center-right country, and must not be governed by a naive far-left liberal president like Obama. Speaking about criminal Al-Bashier, the sudanese people will soon take care of him through the popular up-rising.

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  • 1 February 2012 10:33, by peace

    Romney you are man of high intergrity of respecting human life,there is no day democrate will discipline people who committe atrocities,Omar has been killing southerners,Then Dafur,now kordufan and Blue nile,and now he is looking back to fight with south again.he should paid.we wish you to win the comming election,as am from sudan ididn’t see any achievement from Obama administration to us.

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  • 1 February 2012 10:34, by Martin Kat

    Mr Romney your right, for how long Sudanese people have been victimize by Bashir more than 4 millions have died in both side South and North Sudan. what i realize is this, South Sudan and others maginalize areas become a farm of common intersest of the world leaders where they get their food through blood of innocent people.You will win the coming presidential elcetion with the help of God.

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  • 1 February 2012 11:59, by mohammed ali

    Let him first deal with those who call to " wipe out Murle" from the Earth! This campagin was carried out from inside the United States and money has been collected to supply arms to the groups who issued clear statement to " wipe Murle" out of the surface of the earth and targeted this ethenic group killing women, children in thousands and burning homes and properties and enslaving childerens.

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    • 1 February 2012 12:17, by Logic

      What’s this racist fool talking about!!!

      How can you compare a misguided tribal youth group who do not operate state machinery, to a government (NCP) controlling all of the state apparatus and committing atrocities against its citizens for over two decades.

      Is there any limit to how far you would go to protect the NCP and its failed policies! You bigoted waste of space.

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    • 1 February 2012 12:57, by Ruach

      To Mohamed ALi.You killed Nuer & Dinka upto now.U just wait for ur prophet mohamed that u ’ll deliver.Your religion has allowed u to practice homosexuals(man to man).You and mr Jallaby are practicing homosexual.You are a wife to him and he is your wife.No intentions for us to kill any one,but ur religion allows u to practice this evil acts!!Hell to u

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    • 1 February 2012 14:57, by really sudanese

      haha anywy bro mohammed don’t of your bashir governement that is making atrocites in the country which lead to the separation of the south from the north.
      i dont understand goverment which do jihad to it own people.
      i wonder why muslims used microphone to pray to god. i think if this god they believe in him and do jihad for exit, i think that god should be deaf.

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  • 1 February 2012 14:11, by siddaw

    that is what we have been longing for eversince, it’s my prayer that all the atrocities committed by Omer has to come to an end. i’m glad to hear that the world’s eyes are glued to solve these issues.

    by Hon. Siddaw.

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  • 2 February 2012 07:36, by Daniel Buolmawei

    Guy, do not lose faith in Obama, Obama will do more good to us than the Republicans who said one thing and another. Don’t be blinded by the fact Bush helped us in the past. Leaders are not the same. You may end up getting a different kind of Bush than the Bush you once had. I am not saying Obama is angel, but I think he’s only the choice.

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