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Khartoum "trained and armed" South Sudan rebels, Juba claims


June 23, 2013 (JUBA) - South Sudan on Sunday again claimed it is has evidence proving that neighbouring Sudan was providing support to rebel groups fighting the Juba government.

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South Sudan’s defence minister, John Kong Nyuon (Reuters)

Khartoum, according to South Sudan’s defence minister John Kong Nyuon, is using mercenaries to destabilise the new country, which separated from Sudan in July 2011.

The official made these remarks at a meeting with Norwegian defence minister Anne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen, during which he accused Sudan of failing to implement the bilateral Cooperation Agreement signed in September last year.

Nyuon said that Khartoum is looking for a way to blackmailing the international community from pressing for the implementation of the agreement.

"Khartoum’s claims that we provide support to the rebels fighting them are not true", Nyuon said.

"It is actually the government of Sudan which provides all kind of supports to militia groups they want to destabilize this country. These are not just allegations. We are holding evidence", he added.

Three well armed militia groups, the defense minister revealed, have crossed from Sudan into South Sudan’s Unity and Upper Nile states with heavy weapons.

He said the groups that accepted the amnesty offered by president Salva Kiir, "admitted they were trained and armed by the government of Sudan".

"Some are here with us. You ask them", Nyuon told Norwegian defence minister during a meeting at the army headquarters in Juba on Sunday.

“Our interest is to see our neighbours including the Republic of Sudan live in peace. We want to live as good neighbours so that our people benefit from the mutual cooperation and promote build two viable states living side by side in peace and harmony", he stressed.

Minister Nyuon further added that his country had fully implemented the cooperation agreement and the implementation matrix as it was agreed by the two parties and that they were expecting Sudan to do the same.

“It is the other side, which is not showing commitment and honour their promises. On our side, [we] have fully implemented and everybody knows this. It was done in a transparent manner. The international and local media were accorded the opportunity to go to the areas where we withdrew", he said, adding that South Sudan had completely withdrawn its forces from the buffer zone as per the agreement.

The troops from both sides, Nyuon told reporters, were to withdraw from the border areas, especially the those identified as buffer zones in the security arrangement, but the government failed.

"They have not moved until today”, he said.

On her part, however, the Norwegian defence minister assured Nyuon of her country’s readiness and commitment to support the African Union’s position that the two countries should fully implement the accord.

Minister Strøm-Erichsen also pledged the willingness of her country to continue strengthening military cooperation between the countries in areas of training and helping the new nation to transform its army from a guerrilla force into a professional army capable of defending the country.

“It was a good meeting which discussed number of important issues. I had a briefing by the minister of defence on current security situation between Sudan and South Sudan which is one of the concerns of everybody at the moment", she said.


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  • 24 June 2013 09:25, by Jalaby

    To Liar South Defense minister:John Kong,

    Khartoum’s claims that we provide support to the rebels fighting them are not true"
    Those people lie as easy as the same way they breath!!

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    • 24 June 2013 09:31, by Jalaby

      Don’t you really feel shame of yourself when you clearly lie and every body in this planet knows that you support Sudan rebels! even your master Mr. John Kerry, US secretary of state has mentioned it clearly in his last visit to Addis Ababa, UN had confirmed the existence of Sudan rebels campaign inside south Sudan!

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      • 24 June 2013 09:43, by Jalaby

        You don’t need to prove anything to the world about Sudan support to S rebels because Bashir mentioned it clearly in front of all the media in his last speech during NCP Shura conference that "Yes,we supported the s rebels but after we signed the cooperation agreement we asked them to leave Sudan and SPLA/M said to them:come to us because they won’t support you again"

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        • 24 June 2013 09:50, by Jalaby

          those people are liars and hypocrites and never respect any agreement they signed, only stick can help as Bashir said it before!
          Let us continue to strangle them hard by strengthen the closure of the oil pipeline and blockage the border and prohibit any type of food or goods pass the border!
          Unfortunately that’s the only language thieves in Juba can understand!

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          • 24 June 2013 10:34, by Tutbol

            Do you think S Sudanese are all that dumbs to discern the games your John Kerry & his boss sheik Obama are rooting for with their gulf kingdoms cabal emirs against S Sudanese & the marginalized N Sudanese people? To bad that the ordinary Americans are being fooled that the likes of John Kerry & his boss sheik Obama are working for their country citizens’ interest, but their CEO ’Bama>>>

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            • 24 June 2013 10:52, by Tutbol

              >>> & his chief officer, Kerry are just rooting for their corporates bosses interests. And their corporate bosses are just using their US millitary might to play mercenaries for the gulf kingdom emirs to destabalized other nations, they have done it in Libya to get a hold on the libyans oil & now they are doing it again in Syria to secure the Syrians oil. And all these wars are paid for by the>>>

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              • 24 June 2013 11:10, by Tutbol

                >>> gulf kingdom emirs. The US is fighting the Al qaida in Afhanistan, Pakistan, Iraq & Yemen, while in Syria, the US & some Western nations are bankrolling & arming the same Al qaida they are fighting else where; with their gulf kingdoms emirs’ money. And these gulf kingdoms cabals want to export their dirty games to places like S Sudan & Darfur with the help of the influence they buy with>>>

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                • 24 June 2013 11:27, by Tutbol

                  >>> their oil money from their two European members (the UK & France) and America at the UNSC, to go and bully the other nations on behalf of their corporate criminals. These gulf kingdoms have bought Anuek lands in Gambela regions and they surreptously bought the Masaais lands in Tanzania for their hunting pleasures and they want the Masaais out of their lands. Sudan is not for sell though.

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            • 25 June 2013 09:32, by Agutmajak

              Jalaby,you trained and armed them those rebel groups properly,soon they will bring their guns to RSS then fight you again using those guns which the brought from Khartoum.

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          • 24 June 2013 10:40, by Peter Mading

            Jalaby, you are a thief. Bashir is the most dangerous thief and a criminal. Do you what make Bashir to stop oil flowing? It’s when he came to Juba and saw Juba with prosperity that annoyed him. It is not SS Supporting Sudan rebells. He is ashamed of the degree of exploitation he made to Pple of South Sudan against their own wealth. God knows and will punish Sudan.

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          • 24 June 2013 15:37, by South Sudan Secret services

            @Jalaby the criminal,Please I refer you to the first coment,How isit that Rebels are getting support from Sudan, Should Thousand of Northern Sudanese/Southern People suffered in a way the whole two countries be dragged into another Sudanese Civil adventure War because of that? Is it fair? When will Sudanese citizens say enough is enough? Are they so blind not to see what is going on with Bashir?

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      • 24 June 2013 11:18, by Mr Point

        Here is a direct quote from this article
        .April 29, 2013 (KHARTOUM) –The spokesperson of Sudan Armed Forces (SAF), Colonel al-Sawarmi Khalid Sa’ad, says that Khartoum has no evidence linking South Sudan to the rebels’ attack on the North Kordofan town of Um Rawaba.

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      • 24 June 2013 14:16, by Mading Makuac

        Jalaba amok!continue supporting rebels and both of you won’t defeat us.

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    • 24 June 2013 12:22, by Badi Malawi

      Are you aware that it was not sudan of before, your govt is always denying supporting south rebels but if juba response to those agressives backing then u will evacuate khartoum gradually becoz your infertile bashir is not interesting in peace .....if we backs SPLA/N, JEM, SRF, SLM then khartoum will collaspe within a MINUTE

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    • 24 June 2013 15:16, by South Sudan Secret services

      Sudan has already declared that they can,t live with out supporting rebels for south sudan . Too bad that South Sudan feels threaten. Criminal Bashir isnt exactly good guy, so you must admit your criminology as world wide threat . Sudan has been not complying with numerous UN resolutions, constantly annoy and humiliate AUHP administration with the extensions of illegal settlements in S sudan

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  • 24 June 2013 11:12, by Mr Point

    South Sudan should publicise clear proof of the training and the arms and other supplies given to the rebels by Khartoum. This is what minister for information needs to do. To remove any doubt.

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  • 24 June 2013 13:55, by Magak

    You we all on blame games, If we were out of blames and doubtful engulf what make us to fall the CPA whining all the time against one another? there are many proofs evidence that show Khartoum is supporting the rebel to dis-stabilizes young country. Like the defend minister explained very well with corroborates evidences, what proofs do u need again?

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