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Sudan has no choice but to accept UNSC resolution, Karti tells parliament


May 9, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese minister of foreign affairs, Ali Karti, took the stance before the parliament on Wednesday to defend his country’s acceptance of a UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution ordering it to return to negotiations with South Sudan.

FILE PHOTO - Sudan foreign minister Ali Karti at a meeting in the UNSC

Karti told parliamentarians that Sudan has no choice but to comply with the resolution which, according to him, is better than the African Union (AU)’s roadmap that formed its basis in the sense that it threw the ball back to the two countries’ negotiating teams and met Sudan’s demands for prioritizing security issues.

Months of AU-mediated negotiations between Sudan and South Sudan over oil exports, citizenship, disputed borders and security floundered dangerously in early April, leading shortly after to military confrontations between around the disputed oil-producing region known as Heglig in Sudan and as Panthou in South Sudan.

Alarmed by the situation, the AU produced a roadmap ordering the two countries to cease hostilities immediately and return to negotiations with a three-month deadline to conclude them.

The AU then referred the roadmap to the UNSC which, on May 2, issued a resolution adopting the recommendations its recommendations and threatening both countries with non-military sanctions if they failed to comply.

Sudan’s top diplomat reassured the parliament on the UNSC’s threats of sanctions, claiming that Khartoum did not initiate any hostilities and was not involved in arming groups rebelling against the South Sudanese government in Juba.

Karti said that Khartoum is serious in returning to negotiations but will not do so unless priority is accorded to resolving security issues.

Khartoum accuses Juba of supporting rebels who once fought as part of South Sudan’s army and are now fighting against the government in Sudan’s border regions of South Kordofan and Blue Nile. Juba denies the charge and accuses Khartoum of doing the same with southern rebel groups.

The Sudanese government appears to believe that it can crush the rebels militarily if South Sudan ceases to support them.

“We will not steer away from security issues. Sudan will not negotiate on the issues of oil and other material interests with a dagger on its back,” Karti said.

The minister also said that Khartoum has nothing to fear from returning to talks, in response to extremist elements calling for no negotiations with South Sudan.

The Sudanese government is under pressure from hard-line figures in the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) as well as from the far-right Just Peace Forum (JPF) to defy the UNSC resolution.

Three days ago, Al-Tayyib Mustafa, JPF’s leader and uncle of President Omer Al-Bashir, issued a statement criticizing the UNSC resolution and vowing that his party will oppose it by all legitimate means.

Karti urged rational and wise dealing with the UNSC resolution, promising that the government will not sign any deal that is not in the interest of Sudan.

In response to Karti’s address, the parliament’s speaker, Ahmad Ibrahim Al-Tahir, warned that parliamentarians would not approve of any step that harms that interest of Sudanese people.


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  • 10 May 2012 07:39, by South South

    Northern Sudanese,

    Your black Arab goverment will go for peace now ? Is it because SPLA is kicking them from the behind ? You black Arab of Sudan are stupid of the stupidest, people who are in their own sheets, in their own table cloth with laundry in their heads will leran very dear lesson from SPLA.

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    • 10 May 2012 07:51, by Michael Angelo


      Like it often said, don’t teach an old dog with a new trick. Sudan has been using Southerners to kill themselve for all these years, but now it’s SPLM turn to use Sudanese. Forcing us to accept that we’re supporting rebels is unacceptable. we don’t support any rebels at all.

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  • 10 May 2012 07:50, by Lang

    hah, next week they will be slapped with more sanctions thanks to stupidity.

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  • 10 May 2012 07:51, by viper

    Anything involving security is none of our business. SRF has its right that it is fighting for and they should not be related with us since they formed their alliance in the sudanese soil. These pple are sudanese and they should deal as one pple in the north there. If that is the agenda, then no body should bother going to Addis Ababa this time

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    • 10 May 2012 08:27, by Dinkawarrior

      Mrs. Jalaby!

      When are you going to conceive Profit Muhammad? As you usually say, it’s unknown whether a man or a waman will give birth to Profit Muhammad or whatever you called her! Hahah hahaha hahah! It’s shame and horrid culture!

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    • 10 May 2012 11:24, by mohammed ali

      Virus, these rebells are in SS, they use SPLA uniform, SS flag, they are in the pay roll of the GOSS! They carried joint operations with SPLA and they announced that themselves!Security council knowes that and the resolution stressed that point.No oil will pass through Sudan unless the security issues are stelled once and for good!

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  • 10 May 2012 08:09, by Deng


    even if NCP and you pull down their pants or bow down for Allah more than 5 times a day, nothing will change S.Sudan stands towards Sudan security. As a matter of facts, South Sudan lost last time due to diplomatic failure, this time we are just proving to the world that S.Sudan is not an aggressor, soon, we will gather enough evidence to invade Heglig and beyond with no international cr

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  • 10 May 2012 08:40, by Mahmoud mohamed Abdalla

    We are Africans. We are the true sons and daughters of Adam & Eve. We must not blindly follow what the new colonizationists are planning for the great African Communities. We must not blindly implement what is cooked for us by the new colonizationists. They are behind the implemetation of "DIVIDE & RULE" "DIVIDE & CONQUER" in Africa. I love all Africans. Let’s unite & build our rich Africa.

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    • 10 May 2012 08:56, by Dinkawarrior

      mohamed Abdalla!

      you’re a liar like your Profit Muhammed! How would you call yourself a son of Africa while yesterday you called yourself Arab sister? When did you changed to be a son of Africa? I blieved you’re FAKE Arab, Shame on you!

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      • 10 May 2012 09:14, by Mahmoud mohamed Abdalla

        Thank you very much for your subjectivity and I wish that you will become objective in the future. You need to be clam to understand that all Muslims, Christians and Jews strongly believe that they sons and daughters of Adam &Eve.
        What about you? Don’t look beneath you!?!?

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      • 10 May 2012 09:19, by Mahmoud mohamed Abdalla

        My suggested response to those who define Arabs and Muslims as Anti-Christ Gogs, is to read and study the Holy Koran and to see how Arabs and Muslims dignify and glorify Jesus, Mary and all God’s prophets and messengers.

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      • 10 May 2012 10:15, by sultan hamza

        it seemz u dinka insect follows african witch traditional religion,,how dare u col prophet muhamad a liar ...u are the most stupid person i have ever heard of!!!!

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        • 10 May 2012 10:20, by sultan hamza

          dinka warrior...u need 2 go t o a psiachiatric 2 check wat kind of element your insect brains are made of,,, u are a disgrace to the dinka,,,foolish insect!!!

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      • 10 May 2012 11:45, by mohammed ali

        Dinkaworrior, we are Arabs, so what are you going to do about it? You are just a brain washed ignorant, useless to yourself, to your pple and a burden to the country who gave you Asylum!

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      • 10 May 2012 19:55, by Mahmoud mohamed Abdalla

        Dinkawarrior: You called me a liar ! I hope you know some of southern sudanese brothers when we expats during the bloody conflict beteen Dr. Garang and Dr Michar. I did my best to unite them. You must understand that always I am with what is right and fair. I say it loudly to you and all that I will not be hypocrite and narrow minded Sudanese.

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  • 10 May 2012 08:54, by Pif Paf

    Barvo Karti,

    We shall not negotiate with insects unless the security issue is resolved. SPLM Insects want us to export thier oil for free while they support rebels, attack heglieg and claim our land. But until security is resolved we will keep chasing them and they shall continue to withdraw tactically until we case them out of our pure land.

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    • 10 May 2012 09:06, by Dinkawarrior

      Mrs. Pit-pat Pup!

      Your dreaming about oil export! Who told you we want to reoponing the Pipeline? You try to decieve us so that Mrs. President Bashit and his National Crimes Providers(NCP) could drink our oil! You need to think big Jerk!

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      • 10 May 2012 09:53, by Mahmoud mohamed Abdalla

        Toyota Tshusho Corporation has proposed to Kenyan officials to construct a 1,400-kilometer (870-mile) pipeline to transport crude oil from the landlocked South Sudan capital city to Lamu, a port on the Indian Ocean.
        Block 5B which lies partly in SWAMPY Jonglei and block 3 and 7 are also very SWAMPY and high corrosive area. The right of way (ROW) foin not economical and can all NACE specialists.

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      • 10 May 2012 16:41, by Mahmoud mohamed Abdalla

        Brother Dinkawarrior:
        Please be clam and concentrate onthe best solutionfor this conflit.Please let the opened minster of oil in south Sudan to dig deep and find out what are the same solutions in our great African continent(e.g. TCHAD & CAMERON). Bear in mind that all my techincal skills are from USA.

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  • 10 May 2012 09:29, by Mahmoud mohamed Abdalla

    We need the United Nations to be far from Discrimination and Harassment. We need for africa permaneNt seat in the security council. We need the marginalization to be removed from the third world. We are members of the international community (IC). The ICJ, ILO,UN rules and regulations.. must comply with all what approved the IC.

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  • 10 May 2012 10:07, by sultan hamza

    indeed these insects are going2 die of hunger(starvation).,,ok lets see wen that so called pipeline(lamu project) will commence,,i pity south sudan,whether we are jalabbins,mondoukours but we are progressing here at khartoum no matter wat u col us

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  • 10 May 2012 10:48, by Mahmoud mohamed Abdalla

    International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) "dedicated to the primacy, coherence and implementation of international law and principles that advance human rights....What distinguishes the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) is its impartial, objective and authoritative legal approach to the protection and promotion of human rights through the rule of law."

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  • 10 May 2012 21:19, by Northern Sudanese

    seriously, too many insects commenting on the website of their enemy :D..........the insects probably cant afford a website thats why they keep commenting on a sudanese website :D........

    loooooool sudan economy collapsing? hahahahahaha yea it is collapsing yea hahahahaahaha if sudans economy is collapsing, is the souths economy shining?hahahhahahaa

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  • 10 May 2012 21:23, by Northern Sudanese

    South Sudan is a mighty nation :D.......its economy is stronger than sudans :D thats why

    >98% economy lost
    >4.7 starving people
    >tribal conflict
    >no roads,hospitals,schools ect
    >no electricity
    >no money
    >no control

    yea, much stronger than sudan isn’t it? hahahahhahahahahaha hahahahahahahhaa hahahahahhahahahaha

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  • 10 May 2012 21:28, by Zionist

    The NCP hard-liners should have listened to the modrate "Karti" to save Sudan from years of civil war, and to have peace with neighbouring South Sudan, and to start developing their country, and to stop wasting their country’s resources in a war that might mark the begining of the end of the NCP regime in Sudan.

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  • 10 May 2012 22:33, by Abraham

    Lol..., so you have contended that Arabs wanabees of the Sudan are truely Africa. You North Sudanese have been fooled and brainwashed by Arabs to falsely believed that you’re not black Africans. That you’re superior to other black African tribes in the Whole of Africa!!! Thanks to your educated brothers like Prof. Abbas Abdal-Karim Ahmed who called spade a spade and not a big spoon.

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  • 10 May 2012 22:42, by Abraham

    Prof. Abbas points it out that "Sudanese more and more realize that we are different from the Arabs, especially those of us who go to the Gulf...They come back understanding very much how different they are from Arabs" The quote above is from a well educated North Sudanese. The less educated criminals like Beshire ignore the reality and execute uncouth policies and rhetorics.

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  • 10 May 2012 22:54, by Abraham

    There will never be peace in the Sudan untill those who fasely claimed to be Arabs reverse their thinking. It was these fake Arabs who messed up the former Sudan making us in the South fight with them since 1955 till we break away. Our believed in South Sudan that Sudan is An African country, and the Arabs wanabee in the North claimed it as arabs country make us shed blood for half a century.

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  • 10 May 2012 23:03, by Abraham

    people of Nuba Mountain, Blue Nile and the Darfuris even the Beja will fight just like South Sudanese untill the fake Arabs come to sense that all citizens are equal be law.Or else, like late Garang said, Sudan will never be the same. No matter how long it will takes, war in the Sudan will not stop till the fake Arabs realise that there are not "insects’ and the people.

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  • 10 May 2012 23:09, by Abraham

    Uneducate, foolish, ignorance criminal Beshire and his followers innerly believed that ALL BLACKS AFRICAN TRIBE of both South and North Sudan are nothing but ’SLAVES’ and "INSECTS" such thinking, I believed, will fragment current Sudan. The fake Arabs seem to have not learnt from bitter lessons of their relations with Southerners.

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    • 11 May 2012 01:05, by Dinka land

      Jalaba stop calling us insect

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      • 11 May 2012 01:26, by sober

        Karti from popular defense force to USA ass liking, I think you are thinking about your villa in Burri instead of aljehad and Aljanna .whose next?

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