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Egyptian army warns Sudan not to make any claims to disputed border region: report


May 2, 2013 (KHARTOUM) – A senior Egyptian military official who visited Sudan last week has warned Khartoum that his government will not make any concessions on the disputed border region, according to a newspaper report.

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Sudan army chief of staff Colonel General Esmat Abdel-Rahman (L) reviewing guards of honor with Egyptian counterpart Lieutenant General Sedki Sobhi in Khartoum April 28, 2013 (SUNA)

The Cairo-based Al-Watan newspaper quoted a military source who accompanied Egypt’s military Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Sedki Sobhi as saying that the latter told his Sudanese counterparts that Egyptian lands are "red line".

Lt Gen Sobhi emphasized that the Egyptian army will never agree to relinquish the country’s sovereignty over Halayeb and Shalateen areas claimed by Sudan.

"This is a done deal," Lt Gen Sobhi was cited as telling Khartoum. He urged the Sudanese government not to bring up the issue again for the sake of preserving historic ties between the neighboring countries.

Last month a controversy erupted in Egypt following assertions made by Sudanese presidential assistant Musa Mohamed Ahmed that president Muhammad Morsi promised him during his recent visit to Khartoum to restore the situation in Halayeb to its pre-1995 status.

The Egyptian army seized control of Halayeb region, an area of land measuring 20,580 square km in the border areas of the Red Sea coast, after relations between the two neighbors plummeted due to the 1995’s failed attempt by Islamists allegedly backed by Sudan to assassinate the then Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak in Addis Ababa.

The genesis of the disputes over Halayeb dates back to as early as 1958 after Sudan gained independence from being ruled jointly by Britain and Egypt. The wrangle is a result of a discrepancy in the demarcation of political boundaries set by the Anglo-Egyptian Condominium and the ones set earlier by the British in 1902.

Cairo has routinely dismissed Khartoum’s demands that the issue be resolved through international arbitration.

During Morsi’s visit to Khartoum last month, Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir downplayed the dispute saying that the borders were demarcated b the colonial powers.


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  • 3 May 2013 08:02, by omoni jr.

    You are warn everywhere fake Arabs.

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    • 3 May 2013 08:29, by Kedo

      Don’t waste your time talking politics. See how a poor Sudanese woman became a millionaire by buying and selling accidented cars, Very interesting. Go to (ACCIDENTEDCARS.COM) to see the various methods and companies she used (ACCIDENTEDCARS.COM). WAKE UP AFRICANS

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  • 3 May 2013 08:12, by Akol Liai Mager

    Without Nuba, Darfurians and Beja, Egypt can take whatever land they want from N. Sudan all the way up to Shendi. The insults within NIF heartland by a person supposed to be a guest of hounor will just go down as a black hole into the North Sudanese history simply as that of Genocide and disintegration of what’s known for thousands of years as Sudan. God help Al-Hilu to save his Land & its people.

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    • 3 May 2013 08:30, by Kedo

      Don’t waste your time talking politics. See how a poor Sudanese woman became a millionaire by buying and selling accidented cars, Very interesting. Go to (ACCIDENTEDCARS.COM) to see the various methods and companies she used (ACCIDENTEDCARS.COM). WAKE UP AFRICANS

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  • 3 May 2013 08:30, by Kedo

    Don’t waste your time talking politics. See how a poor Sudanese woman became a millionaire by buying and selling accidented cars, Very interesting. Go to (ACCIDENTEDCARS.COM) to see the various methods and companies she used (ACCIDENTEDCARS.COM). WAKE UP AFRICANS

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    • 3 May 2013 08:59, by Akol Liai Mager

      Kedo, stop filling the world, Land and lives come first before making money!!!!

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      • 3 May 2013 17:29, by padiit gaga

        let these evil neighbor countries solve dispute for their border southsudan is out of it.

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    • 3 May 2013 09:01, by viper

      Confused boys like master and his likes are putting their dirty mouths deep into the affairs of South Sudan and run away from their affairs like the current one of Halaib. Where are those of Jalaby today? Or has Egypt become a small God to Sudanese? Shame on Arab-wana-be sudanese

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      • 3 May 2013 18:22, by Northern Sudanese

        Mrs viper
        confused? what is the latest information of Ilemi Triangle? did you even bother to name it? even poor kenyans manage to keep that triangle and your president promised never to claim it! at least we have a say against Egypt! shame on the monkeys! who said we ran away from Halaiib? we never did! first finishing the weak enemies, then turning to the big ones!

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    • 3 May 2013 09:03, by Robot

      Sudan is becoming too weak everyday, Egypt got the upper when they saw there are enough loopholes to threaten Sudan,, WHAT DO YOU DO NOW SUDAN????, you have wars in all fronts yet will you afford adding Egypt into the list????, South Sudan was your spinal cord, you are finished.

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      • 4 May 2013 12:42, by Northern Sudanese

        Mrs Robot
        South Sudan is no match, SRF is just a bunch of thieves! hahahahah south sudan our spinal cord? lol , tell me is south sudan today even able to feed halve its people on its own? dude, we are only hit by a bullet in our left hand, its only a matter of time before it gets strong again!

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  • 3 May 2013 09:08, by tootke’bai-ngo

    Hey! mistress, no comment on this issue haa!, now you got it, No comment when real masters of fake arabs(mule) talks!
    You guys know your place well when it came to real arabs, shame on you,slaves are better than a confused beings, quit those names, they really mean nothing in this context.

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  • 3 May 2013 09:23, by Kalo

    They could not fight their own cake Arabs,the regime of arabs in Sudan was known well in history that they have never fought any niegbouring country instead thy knew only to killed thier own people particular African,the land will be taken back if SRF take power,if the Egyptian need war,we will fight them upto Alexandia,after all ,whole of the Egyptian land belong to Sudan.
    Kalo the son of Nuba.

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    • 3 May 2013 10:35, by chol

      North Sudan can not fight Egypt it just a matter of time before splm/n over ran cowards s.a f and their criminal al bashits

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      • 3 May 2013 13:24, by ForAll

        Egyptians know very the Darfurians.
        Bear in mind that more than quarter of El-Fashir citizens are originally from EGYPT.
        First Sudan needs settlement of internal conflicts and then unity.

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  • 3 May 2013 09:27, by chol

    I thought there was no border line between Egypt and fake Arabs in north Sudan.

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    • 3 May 2013 09:45, by tootke’bai-ngo

      Kalo, you ’re absolutely right, Egypt was part of Nubians Kingdom, the kindgom was at a time so powerful that his reign included Isreal, till Assyrians attack the kingdom. However, those fake arabs chosed to ignored the whole history of the land by ganging up with those fake arabs of Egypt. Now that pot of a lies & decieving History is not accommodating them any more, truths is out, no reverse!!!!

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    • 3 May 2013 10:46, by trinitri

      ha! true! they are just one big family!

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  • 3 May 2013 10:56, by steven

    Hopefully soon the collaboration between two countries will get better and they can work together on bringing prosperity in the entire region.

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  • 3 May 2013 13:17, by ForAll

    First let’s solve our internal conflicts and then UNITE.
    The approved map of SUDAN by the UN, AU,OIC and Arab League will settle the conflict. Other wise United Sudan will not forget and/or leave an inch of our great MOTHER LAND.

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  • 3 May 2013 18:28, by Northern Sudanese

    At the moment, we are too busy fixing our Internal problems. keeping in mind that only after economic embargoes had been imposed on Sudan , sanctions and civil war took place, Egypt took that Triangle. Egypt wasn’t able to even mention halaiib when other strong leaders were in power like Gaafar Nimery who had a very big, strong and trained army. Nowadays, Egypt spents over 5 billion...

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    • 3 May 2013 18:38, by Northern Sudanese

      dollars on its army + receives over 1.3 billion of US military aid and has the largest army in Africa and the middle east with over 500,00 soldiers. Halaiib belongs to Sudan politically and socially. when the mess is ended we will take it back by all means. Egyptians in their society don’t view Sudan as a country, they view it as part of Egypt. with their famous statement ’’misr wa alsudan wahed’’

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      • 3 May 2013 18:41, by Northern Sudanese

        meaning ’’Egypt and Sudan are one’’. this unreal statement is no where true, we might be brothers ect... but if my brother took whats mine, I will take it back by all means in peace or by force!

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        • 3 May 2013 22:36, by Kushoku

          N S. It really abig blow from the Egyptains to ur arabization,islamization fantasy,empty slogans!,remember we still have to deal with Ethiopians too !South Sudan ,after killing all ur pple in Darfur,BN&S K.(the so called internal problems!)

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          • 4 May 2013 12:21, by Northern Sudanese

            litsten right, Egypt itself is arabized + there is nothing called Islamization, everyone is free to join Islam by his own will. there is nothing called killing own people! western lies don’t count here! ’’all people’’ so if all people were killed then there are no people in Darfur right? get a grip lol whats wrong with Ethiopians? we took back whats ours from Ethiopia long time ago!

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  • 3 May 2013 21:03, by panchol

    Let’s demarcate South North Sudanese border than to kill two birds at one stone.

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