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Sudan’s Bashir applauds Russian initative to compensate Heglig losses


October 8, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – President Omer Al-Bashir praised a Russian initiative to bring, before the Security Council, Sudan’s compensation for the damage caused to oil facilities in Heglig/Panthou during the 10-day occupation by the South Sudanese army last April.

Sudan and South Sudan accused each other of the damage to the pipeline and central processing facility in Heglig/Panthou following the seizure of the oil producing area by the South Sudanese army on 10 April 2012.

The African Union and United Nations called to investigate the claims. Both countries claim sovereignty of the area but it has been administered by Sudan for the during of the peace deal that led to South Sudan’s independence last year.

South Sudan seceded with many issues, including oil and border demarcation, unresolved.

Speaking before the National Assembly on Monday, where he was urging lawmakers ed to endorse the agreements recently signed with South Sudan, Bashir welcomed a Russian proposal lodged before the UN Security Council urging to adopt a resolution supporting Sudan’s demand for compensations.

"We applaud the role of the Russian Federation, and the proposal of its representative to UN Security Council on the need to compensate the government of Sudan and its partners from all countries as a result of the losses they suffered during the attack on the Heglig area," Bashir said.

The Russian Ambassador to Khartoum met last week with the Sudanese oil minister Awad Al-Jaz to discuss the Sudanese demand for financial compensation for Sudan’s losses, a matter that Juba contests.

At the time, Juba contested the accusations saying the oil installations were hit by the Sudanese artillery and aviation. But Khartoum said the explosions were under the facility power and other installations.

UN Security Council resolution 2046, calls for "an impartial fact-finding effort to assess the losses and economic and humanitarian damage, including to oil facilities and other key infrastructure, in and around Heglig."


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  • 9 October 2012 12:37, by Foxtail

    Oh my God! these Arabs are just commercial minded! all they need is South Sudan’s money nothing else. but we all might be on the same boat bullies. all the issues arising between the two nations is obviously an economical war wages by the greedies(Arabs) against South Sudan in order to secure our oil in afraud ways. that will never happen, you better forget it.

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  • 9 October 2012 13:19, by panchol

    How can South Sudanese damaged its own facility? it was bombed by Russian military plane called Antinov. If Russian wants to take us back to war, no problem South Sudanese shall still pay more 2.5 million lives as we did before.

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  • 9 October 2012 13:29, by $hambe

    Russian is a member of UNSC, but has involved itself in donating weapons of mass destruction to Sudan.South Sudan is ready politically to answer anything coined up against Junubin.
    "Emmpty vessels make more noise". Proverb.

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    • 9 October 2012 13:36, by Thorbanat

      This is a litmus test for Dr. Francis Deng, the South Sudan Rep to UN in New York. He has to convince the US or the Brits so that the proposal should be vetoed. South Sudan only need one vote of either US, Britain or France to veto against the Russian move and that will be the end of their dream. Juba must launch a diplomatic pad and am certain Suzan Rice will shoot the resolution down.

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  • 9 October 2012 13:44, by Michael Miyom Minyiel

    Russia might be faning another war should it continue with that rhetoric.we need human conpensation killed by sudan govt. not facility

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  • 9 October 2012 13:50, by Northern Sudanese

    Russia deserves to be the world superpower again, it only believes in the truth! unlike US which uses lies to get its benefits!!!
    US will fall soon, give it another 7 years

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    • 9 October 2012 15:29, by Ruach

      Heglig/Wech-Thoa is ours!Am(Energy and Mining Engineer) here now in Panthou/Heglig spying you here with my Jewish Engineer and South Sudanese MI + Jewish MI.We are working to capture Bashir and his terrorists and hand him over to ICC alive!We need our lands back.Any place with a tree is ours as there is no tree in the nortth except planted ones!

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    • 9 October 2012 15:45, by South South

      Northern Sudanese,
      Russia maybe looking for gay Muslim men in Sudan, but for Heglig, South Sudan will pay you nothing. You can wait for US to fall as you put it, but that one may not happen forever because US has a very strong system in the world. Why don’t you go to Russia and live there if you like them. Gay Muslims are dying for for oil money.

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  • 9 October 2012 13:50, by Mapuor

    What a big contradiction.SPLA does not have fire power,Heglig is a contested area,border between Sudan and South Sudan is yet to be demarcated,compensation of Sudan for damage caused to Heglig/Panthou oil facilities.Rational world is confused.South should also claim compensation done to South Sudan oil fields including Heglig.

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  • 9 October 2012 13:52, by Mapuor

    What a big contradiction.SPLA does not have fire power,Heglig is a contested area,border between Sudan and South Sudan is yet to be demarcated,compensation of Sudan for damage caused to Heglig/Panthou oil facilities.Rational world is confused.South should also claim compensation done to South Sudan oil fields including Heglig.

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    • 9 October 2012 23:04, by Kenyang

      Bro, great deal of respect to your valid point as much I honor our South Sudanese popular and gallant SPLA in particular. One hope inconfident Salva kiir and groups of thieves and selfish behind him would have heard voice of our people not to surrender Heglig. I was in Juba at time. Legally you had SPLA withdrawn from Heglig and is not being disscussed as "contested area." SAF is in it now, ...

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    • 10 October 2012 00:26, by Kenyang

      Currently, NIF is legally occupying Heglig and so it basically belongs to them and as it’s theirs, South Sudan is obligh to pay for aggression and damages. Do Heglig belongs to South Sudan?
      We have to hear what SPLM is saying, we can’t be guessing...

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  • 9 October 2012 13:52, by Looking Glass

    Russian are not interested to see the two Sudan living in peace. That is because North Sudan is one of the biggest buyers of Russian weapons and no fighting between the two Sudan means no market for Russian arms and it means economics problem for Russia.
    What about the south Sudanese civilian killed by the Khartoum air bombardment? Who will compensate their families?
    Looking Glass

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    • 9 October 2012 14:22, by Xeno

      OMG, look at this Russian homos....if north sudan need compensation for what was destroyed in panthou, South Sudan should ask north sudan to compensate southerners for resouces they have looted since independence. I don’t understand why Kiir did ask to share the national asset that sudan acquired over years using oil in south sudan.

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      • 9 October 2012 14:44, by dengtaath

        Rusia is a super power given the knowledge and ability to produce sophisticated weapons and war planes for destruction of innocents specially in the third world. What a country a member of Security Council that behave in that manner, a country with world standard civilization and technology should shown lack of world leadership and respect to human rights. Rusia,always odd,

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  • 9 October 2012 14:36, by Foxtail

    Look at This crazy Northern Sudanese! you’re telling us Russia to be the next supperpower? when is your country, Sudan be the supperpower anyway? You better think of what is going on round the Arab world now. just killing themseves like dogs. is this the kind of liberty you guys dream of? I mean you guys will finish!

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  • 9 October 2012 16:40, by hellonearth


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    • 9 October 2012 23:29, by Kenyang

      Can’t agree more, war pressure was is way out. Peace appeasement is NIF ease victory. I got to tell you, that primitive called Salva Kiir who never done or said anything valid outside what Late John Garang instructed him to do so, is a curse to South Sudan- many of our people are yet to know. One can’t expect different result, leave alone sitting face to face with shrewd and obstinate NIFers..

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  • 9 October 2012 19:02, by kaci-banno

    Russa,China and weak AU should understand that backing Sudan never defeat South Sudan. there is no something call compensation for 10 days panthou war damaged. Russa fail to claim Alaska from USA why they bother us small Nation South Sudan. is clear Sudan does not have power to defeat South Sudan but delegate Russa and China to fight on thier behalf.

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  • 9 October 2012 22:34, by Kenyang

    Sudan is going to milk South Sudan to the end. Well, compensate them and i suggest $5 billions or what else- Heglig clearly belongs to Sudan as all indications show primitive heads of Juba Gov’t never even bother to mention Heglig as disputed area during Addis Ababa peace peace talk? Why do you ordered SPLA to occupy it in first place?

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    • 10 October 2012 16:09, by patuonguet-ku-nyilith

      Allowing Arab traders to sale items in our land, bothered them to own Sudan as theirs, but we (Africans) failed to notice!.
      The same way, mesiraya were only allowed to graze their cattle in Abyei, however they are claiming the ownership of Abyei, but we (Africans) failed to Notice!.
      Arab leagues are united and equipping their best killer, mr Bashir with his puppets to deteriorate our people but

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      • 10 October 2012 16:11, by patuonguet-ku-nyilith

        but we (Africans) failed to Notice!.
        Arab nations want to take both Sudans as Arab countries through the enforcement of sharia law and military forces involvement on unarmed Southern civilians, but we (Africans) failed to notice.
        It’s inalienable right that Abyei is South Sudan territory as the court of Arbitration approved to be the land of 9 dinka Ngok chiefdoms.

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  • 10 October 2012 16:15, by patuonguet-ku-nyilith

    It is being aproved that the farmer has garden, so are the crops supposed to be owned by who?. The answer is farmers. I can only agree with bright American lady, mrs Rice Suzana. Russia is mediating there with what I don’t believe the ’compensation of 10 days’. Since North tortured South for 20 years, can we ask for compensation?., Please Russia don’t agree with all AL Bashir’s mentality

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