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Sudan warns against postponement of security meetings

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June 5, 2013 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese government warned Juba against the continued delay of the meetings of a joint security committee, among increasing accusations that Juba continue to harbour and support rebel groups.

Sudanese defence minister Abdelrahim Hussein (L) talks to his South Sudanese counterpart, John Kong Nyuon (R), as former South African president Thabo Mbeki (C) looks on in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on 8 March 2013 (Photo: Reuters)

Since last April the two countries at the level of the Joint Political and Security Mechanism (JPSM) failed to hold a meeting of a Joint Security Committee tasked with probing concerns and claims over support to rebel groups the two sides may raise.

Sudanese intelligence and security services meant during the last period to leak reports to the media in Khartoum speaking about presence of rebel leaders in Juba or channelling of weapons or logistical support to the rebel groups. Also, after an unsuccessful visit to his foreign minister Ali Karti to Juba on 17 May, Bashir warned they will shut down oil exportation if his southern neighbour continues to provides support to the rebels.

"Any postponement of the Committee meetings, or delay in the enforcement of security arrangements as provided in the implementation matrix for the cooperation agreements will impact negatively the progress in the implementation of remaining cooperation agreements", Al-Muez Farouk, a JPSM member from the Sudanese side said in statements to the private TV channel Ashorooq on Wednesday.

The Sudanese official pointed out that the security arrangements are the basis for the implementation of the matrix deal which includes timeframes for implementation of the cooperation agreement signed on 27 September 2012.

He further underlined the importance of peace and security between the two countries so as not to affect the implementation of other agreements.

On the other side on Wednesday, the official SUNA reported that "intensive consultations" are taking place between the two sides of the JPSM to sit a date for the meeting which was scheduled to be held in Juba on Monday 3 June.

The news agency added that the two sides need to make some arrangements in order to hold a successful meeting.

Farouk last Sunday stated that the postponement was decided after discussions between the defence ministers in the two countries to allow further consultations, without elaboration.

South Sudanese president Salva Kiir disclosed last May that Ali Karti asked him to authorise Sudanese army to pursue rebels inside the South Sudanese territory and to close some business offices allegedly used by the rebels to import logistics, but he refused the two requests.

In New York, the UN Security Council (UNSC) on Wednesday was briefed by Haile Menkerios, UN special envoy of the Secretary-General on Sudan and South Sudan, on the latest developments between the two countries. The envoy raised some concerns about the "negative rhetoric" between the two sides, and the little progress done on Abyei.

Mark Lyall Grant, United Kingdom ambassador to the UN and President of the UNSC for June 2013, told reporters that the participants in this informal meeting agreed that "any support by one side or the other for the other rebel movements is completely unacceptable and all the members of the Security Council are clear that should not happen", he said.

The British diplomat further said that the two parties should use the existing mechanisms of bilateral channels to resolve these issues. "It is important that the dialogue between the two parties continue at every level including the talks at the top level", he added.

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  • 6 June 2013 08:58, by Ambago

    You NCP Big Mouths!
    You know that the SRF will continue to fight you until they take over the seat of government in Khartoum.
    You have already deafened the world with your accusations that Juba is actively supporting your rebels and threats to close down the Oil, if you have the evidence, just be men enough, go ahead and close the Oil.
    Nobody is backing you against the SRF! Understood?

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    • 6 June 2013 14:21, by Mohammed Ali 2

      Ambago,what do you mean by " be men enough and close the pipe-line"? Does it need " manhood"? It is a tap which could be locked very easily.Your president lied to Obama about his support to the rebels until he was forced into a humilating appology.The UN reported rebels bases in SS.What more evidence you need.Are you thick to UNDERSTAND?!

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      • 6 June 2013 14:46, by Mohammed Ali 2

        CON:Why are you so worried about shutting the pipe-line? You can use Lamu, Djubiti, Etiopia, by trucks or even through the moon.Why are you so worried.You have to try your level best to UNDERSTAND that we value peace more than your oil.You have to UNDERSTAND that peace is more importantant for you than for us or you are so thick to UNDERSTAND?!

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        • 6 June 2013 15:09, by Mohammed Ali 2

          CON:You have to UNDERSTAND very well that it is very easy for us to know how,when & where do you support the rebels.You have to UNDERSTAND what is the meaning of matrix.It means A should be followed by B, if there is no A no B,understood! Is that clear? Do you need me to make it more clear for you? Don’t hesitate to ask me for more explanation!

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  • 6 June 2013 09:32, by BM Bol

    The present of SRF on Khartoum’s door is a great concerns and they have to emphasize on security. Their lies were recently revealed and they had to arrest the journalist who report on the demoralization of the army. The SRF should keep the fire on and let the feel the heat.

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  • 6 June 2013 09:35, by Jalaby

    Well, it’s time now to block the south oil and fail Mr Kiir corrupted government,all the messes,war,cattle raiding, starvation,economy failure,etc all that because of the oil blockage and the economical war that Khartoum launched against Mr Kiir corrupted and irresponsible government

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    • 6 June 2013 09:38, by Jalaby

      It has become very clear that Salva Kiir has no power to control the south and can’t use his privileges and power as president to impose the law and put everything at its right track and build the country, unfortunately he failed to do so and he can’t stop the callers for New Sudan and Abyei leaders from supporting Sudan rebels

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      • 6 June 2013 09:41, by Jalaby

        The "Cooperation Agreement" can’t be implemented as long as Salva Kiir has no real control in the south therefore that agreement he signed becomes useless and obsolete!!
        Blocking the south oil again is inevitable and must be done till Salva Kiir allows SAF to hunt down Sudan’s rebels inside the south soil and end their rebellion and terror activities for good!!

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        • 6 June 2013 10:07, by Jalaby

          Salva Kiir government is weak enough to tolerate and survive another oil blockage and economical war and the war will spread everywhere in the south and the cattle raiding and famine will reach unprecedented number that ever occurred!!

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          • 6 June 2013 10:14, by Jalaby

            I think that will prompt US Sudan-S Sudan envoy Mr Lyman to revive his old plan again of holding an international donors conference for begging money for the south and rescues them from a certain death because of hunger!!
            Khartoum should block that pipeline now and never waste its time, Salva Kiir government is hopeless case!!

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            • 6 June 2013 10:44, by Runrach

              Jalaby, please don’t over stress yourself worrying about the downfall of Kiir’s govt. Start worrying about Al-Bashit govt Downfalls. We will never allowing your army to come and huntdown rebel official within SS, something pathetic. We are presiding our conuntry using our Gen’s commands not your fuck off.

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          • 6 June 2013 10:15, by zulu

            You food lover Nuer arab
            You can be asured many a times that you can go lick your elbow. we closed down the pipe line and never begged anyone to open it. it is your economy collapsing, begging for oil from Iraq, Qatar and monyes from any country. Let us observe how that inane action will affect who. Even if oil is closed, we will still support the rebels. hence, what

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      • 6 June 2013 10:31, by Runrach

        Jalaby, wastes no time, suspend your facility we’re done. It is the time to call spade a spade. How many times Khartoum been complianing to AU/UNSEC. That SS are supporting rebels. Why are we not been doing the shit you’re doing. Don’t cover up be frank that we are afraid of SRF.& Mighty SPLM-N. Thank our rebel bring back vehicles and weapons.

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  • 6 June 2013 09:43, by barbayo

    khartoum supporting malitias ,but it good to south sudan that malitias brough vehicles from Sudan Bappiny 43 vehicles with wapons pualino Matip 479 vehicles with weapons and Uliny 32 vehicles wtih weapons in statistic tatol vehicles brough by malitias includes some other malitias i done not mentioned here,where about 985 vehicles and south sudan expect some vehicles on the way come with Yau Yau

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  • 6 June 2013 10:07, by barbayo

    comparation of life betwen South Sudan and Sudan today ,yesterday rate of dollars in Suokm arabia 851 SDG black market in South Sudan the rate of dollars 370 SSP in black market and the government official rate dollars in S Sudan is 273 SSP ,let Khartoum shutdown the oil,who will suffer?

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    • 6 June 2013 12:01, by Paul Ongee

      The whole world is already fed up with Khartoum’s continued songs of accusation against Juba while the same planet is watching a number of militia groups leaders based in Khartoum are responding to amnesty call with dozens of vehicles loaded with weapons and ammunitions. Who is fooling who here if SFR is on Khartoum’s door step?

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    • 6 June 2013 12:03, by Paul Ongee

      The whole world is already fed up with Khartoum’s continued songs of accusation against Juba while the same planet is watching a number of militia groups leaders based in Khartoum are responding to amnesty call with dozens of vehicles loaded with weapons and ammunitions. Who is fooling who here if SFR is on Khartoum’s door step?

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  • 6 June 2013 13:28, by barbayo

    After meeting between Lam and Yau Yau in Rehedh east South Airport in Khartoum ,Ali Nifi called Lam Akol to talk to Yau Yau recruite Youths and be given house Bappiny Monytuil in Kalkal Weda near with Mendala road,but Lam Akol schedul ameeting with Yau Yau to be on Friday in green village hotel,just to convince Yau Yau recruite more youths to be deploy in Koshi and Rehad they fear SRF are extened.

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