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Khartoum says war not diplomacy governing relations with South Sudan


March 30, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – A Sudanese official warned on Friday that the current standoff between the country and neighbouring South Sudan has moved from the point of diplomacy and negotiations to that of war and retaliations.

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Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir (L) & South Sudan president Salva Kiir (R) attend talks in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa January 27, 2012 (AFP)

Relations between Sudan and South Sudan plummeted this week following a short and unusual period of rapprochement after the southern army, known as SPLA, attacked on Monday the oil-rich town of Heglig inside the Sudanese border.

The attack, which Juba accused Sudan’s army (SAF) of provoking, prompted Khartoum to call off a summit scheduled to be held between President Al-Bashir and his South Sudanese counterpart Salva Kiir Mayardit.

Speaking in an interview with Sudan’s state-run radio on Friday, the state minister of media, Sana Hamad Al-Awad, said that Khartoum is no longer pursuing a policy of diplomatic engagement with Juba but rather a policy of “war, securing borders, an iron fist and double retaliation.”

She further derided Kiir for rushing to announce the takeover of Heglig by the SPLA, saying that the South Sudanese president seems good at repeating mistakes. She added that Kiir’s statement cannot be taken as a sign of good will.

According to the Sudanese minister, South Sudan lacks the capacity of sustaining a war of attrition with her country.

She went on to reveal that Khartoum is already engaged in proxy war with Juba, saying that local tribes in borderlands are “fighting on the side of” SAF.

The minister further warned that these groups “know the south well” and that Juba should be careful not to provoke them.

The Sudanese minister might have been referring to the Arab Baggara tribes.

However, Sana later toned down her rhetoric and stressed that Sudan is also not interested in making enemies. She said she hopes that wise men within South Sudan would intervene and bring their country back from the brink.

She also denied any intention on the part of Khartoum to destabilise South Sudan. “We are not concerned by the state of instability in the south or toppling the regime in Juba for that matter.”

Sana downplayed suggestions that the South might attack oilfields, saying that even if that happened Sudan has plenty of non-petroleum resources.

Negotiations between Sudan and South Sudan over oil failed to agree on a fee to transport South Sudanese oil via Sudan, sparking a dispute that saw Khartoum confiscating the commodity and Juba shutting down production in response.


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  • 31 March 2012 10:43, by philipdit wol

    Bashir should learn how to handled the fact rather than accusing his Counterpart South Sudan of provoktion of Rebel, this is not time for accusing each other than settling the case of
    aurgement my Dear.

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  • 31 March 2012 10:46, by Robot

    This is not war of words Miss, take your time and think also how South Sudan is playing the reciprocal.

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    • 31 March 2012 10:58, by Michael Angelo

      This bitich talks as if she has been to the front line before. What she knows about war.

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  • 31 March 2012 10:58, by Lang

    NCP is run by a bunch of lunatics.
    How can this psycho say "Khartoum is already engaged in proxy war with Juba, local tribes in borderlands are “fighting on the side of” SAF, then say “We are not concerned by the state of instability in the south or toppling the regime in Juba for that matter.”.
    Get it together mongrels.

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    • 31 March 2012 11:05, by Robot

      She is a bitch whom Khartoum used to conceal their shame when Garang told them ’no her have rule in Khartoum’ then they resorted to have one and here is the outcome, she is too green about the history of war between this two countries.

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    • 31 March 2012 13:02, by Lang

      All South Sudanese, take note of the pride the devilish mongrels get from seeing dead Africans below.

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  • 31 March 2012 11:09, by Northern Sudanese

    all you southerners here are pussy bitches claiming that bashier the man who took your land and bombs it a pussy looooool!!!the only pussies are the SPLM and their pussy head salva lol at least bashir doesn’t call the UN when sudan is attacked by the south...... when we took Abyei you called the whole world, when you were about to take Heglig , the next day your found your dead brothers on the

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    • 31 March 2012 11:11, by Northern Sudanese

      ground..... lol, all you southerners are pussies...... you only call the UN when being bombed or attacked...... you lie that you took Heglig and the next day salva was considered a fool..... lol, who are the real bitches?

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    • 31 March 2012 11:12, by Robot

      Stupid drunkard muslim, watch your mouth, Khartoum is feeling the heat and it will continue to be ignited if khartoum still stick to their dirty tricks.

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      • 31 March 2012 11:13, by Robot

        mark my words, wait for what is going to happen in Heglig.

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        • 31 March 2012 11:21, by Northern Sudanese

          Khartoum feeling the heat????? loooooool khartoum is feeling great victories after getting rid of you bitches!!!!!!!!! hahahahahah

          don’t cry when you see your dead brothers loool hahahahaah


          loool invading Heglig hahahaahah......... Khartoum feeling heat hahahahahaa bashir pussy hahahahahahahaha

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          • 31 March 2012 11:32, by Mach Achiek


            SPLA did not attacked the Sudanese’s position,SPLA repulsed the SAF to Higlig.

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            • 31 March 2012 11:39, by Northern Sudanese

              Mach Achiek

              lol now even changing the whole subject to make your defeat look smaller lol hahahhahaha a few days ago you said we took heglig and khartoum next lol hahahahahah if you repulsed the attack, how come we see all your dead brothers on the ground in Heglig? how come the sudanese celebrating victory? lol hahahahahaha

              SPLA is the real pussy hahahaha
              what did you do when we bomb the south?

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            • 31 March 2012 11:47, by mohammed ali

              Achiek, your president said it clearly that he had " recovered" Heglig, while couldn’t and could never!Your governmentis blocking every path towards peace.They seem not interested in it.They are fighting a war which is not in the best interest of the pple of SS.50 years of war had left SS still in the stone age!They were given pay attention to their pple, but it seems that ...con

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              • 31 March 2012 11:55, by mohammed ali

                ..sacrifice the blood, future & the well being of their pple for the sake of foreign agenda & not in the interest of their own pple.Toppling the government of Khartoum by supporting rebells is not possible and by any means is not in the interest or of concern to the pple of SS who are struggling to secure their food, safty ,family & children.Seems that SPLA thiefs after securing their own ...co

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                • 31 March 2012 12:01, by mohammed ali

                  ..families, want to sacrfies other pple lifes for the sake of foreign agenda. Every gesture from Khartoum towards peace is misinterpreted. All avenues towards peace are being blocked by SPLA theifs. Sudanese pple are now very frustrated and can now longer tolerate hatred and enemosities.The SPLA thiefs had left only one door open, the door of war!SAF & Sudanese pple are capable,ready & willing....

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                  • 31 March 2012 12:09, by mohammed ali

                    ..to defend their country very effectively against the agression of the SPLA. Unfortunately the poor,innocent, starving & vulnerable pple of SS will suffer immensly & needlessly.The SPLA theifs had paved the way only towards war, while they didn’t pave 10 km of roads in SS, all the money had been looted!

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          • 31 March 2012 11:36, by Robot

            in Khartoum those who lost their relatives in the fight are told they are alive until the signing of the CPA, mind you why didn’t they show the pictures of those overrun by the SPLA? khartoum don’t accept defeat, they were countless for your information.

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            • 31 March 2012 11:43, by Northern Sudanese

              loool don’t make up stuff mad robot

              the facts

              we bomb the south without any response.
              we invaded and took abyei.
              you tried to invade heglig , claimed victory in heglig and the next day you declared your president a fool lol hahahahaha

              and after all this you call bashir pussy????? at least bashier doesn’t call the UN when being attacked by the south....

              i guess you know who the real pussy is ..

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              • 31 March 2012 11:51, by Michael Angelo

                Many complains did your government reported to the UN-security councils? You fake arabs are brainwashed by your pathetic Islam that taught you to be a professional liars.

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                • 31 March 2012 12:00, by Northern Sudanese

                  compare the complains of sudan and south sudan to the UN

                  we don’t complain when being attacked by the south......we complain when we know the south is supporting the rebels and what happened? your leaders in London and US told you to stop supporting rebels....... when you attacked our forces in Abyei.....we took all of Abyei....... we didn’t call any UN.....you call the UN for everything

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                • 31 March 2012 12:03, by Northern Sudanese

                  ’professional liars’ lol who claimed that they had invaded Heglig and the next day finding his soldiers all dead in the area? wanna see the video? lol hahahahahahah

                  SPLA= Bunch of pussy liars and experts of calling UN loool hahaahahaahahahahaha

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              • 31 March 2012 17:10, by zulu

                You silly boy Northern Sudanese, and Mohamed,
                You guys live in a total dimetrical positions with the world. Somehow, your brains are half human and half satan. Heiglig belongs to south sudan as the name was just changed within the last 20 yra or less because of oil. When the pca was announced, for the political expedieency, the court awarded it to north sudan. but it is still ours.

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            • 31 March 2012 12:06, by Northern Sudanese

              where is your proof mad robot??????? looooool you don’t have any because the SPLA told you how to become an international liar hahahahahahhaa

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    • 31 March 2012 14:56, by Loko El Pollo


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      • 31 March 2012 17:23, by Northern Sudanese

        looooooooool for how long have you been saying this crap?????? you have been saying this shit since january 2011........and what happened? lol hahahahahahahahahahaahahahahhahahahaha

        you southerners are the real pussies

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  • 31 March 2012 11:55, by Northern Sudanese

    Our hapiness and great memories +the big traitors of SRF


    our army Long live SAF!


    greatest victory is getting rid of you southerners


    last task is kicking you all out just like israel

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  • 31 March 2012 12:35, by Northern Sudanese


    here is the proof!!!!!! president salva kiir claimed he took Heglig by force he says ’we didn’t wanna take heglig by force but they the SAF made us take it’ looooool the next day heglig was in the hand of the SAF

    looooooool calling bashir pussy hahahahahahaha

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  • 31 March 2012 12:58, by Northern Sudanese

    Our forces inside Heglig


    loool Bashier pussy hahahahahaha

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  • 31 March 2012 13:07, by Northern Sudanese

    lies lies lies lies lies all your presidents LIES!!!!!!!!


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  • 31 March 2012 19:44, by E. Defense Forces

    The ICC wanted Sudan governor Ahmed Harun to troops Take no prisoners.


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  • 31 March 2012 20:27, by Makuei

    Stupid minister talk,

    SOuth know more than you cant imagine.
    Your tribes folly will drip into the Sea so soon,
    keep talking your normal dirty talk and we will catch you.

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  • 1 April 2012 04:42, by Born-to-Rule

    Those imbeciles in Khartoum are so incompetence --- they are so reactive to every little things that happens. Bashir and cohorts want to sound tough but they are bunch of pussycats. Bashir is the world most wanted criminal for the killing of it’s citizen — he will hang sooner or later.

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