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Sudan PM has to consult partners before to request UN peace operation: Arman


Yasir Arman speaks to reporters in Juba on 4 January 2019 (Soverign Council photo)
February 12, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - The SPLM-N Agar deputy leader criticized Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok for sending his request to for the international peace support operation without consulting political forces.

Hamdok on 27 January addressed a letter to the UN secretary-general asking for a Security Council mandate to establish, a peace support operation under Chapter VI “in the form of a special political mission with a strong peacebuilding component”.

The request was criticized by the National Umma Party of Sadig al-Mahdi who said it violated the mandate of the transitional government. Also, the Islamist political parties rejected any international intervention in Sudan’s political affairs.

Yasir Arman in a statement to Madarat Jadida, the mouthpiece of the SPLM-N Agar on Tuesday hamdok’s letter raises serious issues that none of the Sudanese parties government can act alone.

“It would have been better to submit the letter to the Sovereign Council and the Council of Ministers as well as the Forces for Freedom and Change for agreement on the initiative of the Prime Minister,” Arman said.

“Such move This gesture would have unified the political will and transforms the United Nations and the international community into partners in building peace in accordance with the national will and sovereignty” he added.

The SPLM-N Agar chief negotiator went further to blame Hamdok for not reaching the armed groups concerned by the peace implementation process stressing that the parties to the peace process also have the right to agree on the ideal way for the participation of the international community in the peacebuilding operation.

“This is their inherent right based on the partnership in the peace process itself,” he emphasized.

The leader of the Sudanese Revolutionary Front Hadi Idris on Tuesday welcomed the initiative saying it was in line with their demand for international guarantee to the peace implementation process.

Nonetheless, Arman stressed that dialogue was still possible between the transitional government and the peace partners to address every reservation deserving to be discussed.


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  • 12 February 2020 11:58, by Fathi

    Basically, they’re upset with the lack of their involvement and communication when he made the decision, but no mention of reservations regarding the decision itself. I understand where they’re coming from but given the current national situation, this should’ve been privately discussed. Unlike military, Hamdok doesn’t appear to be power hungry, which is why this conversation should’ve been privat

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  • 13 February 2020 00:57, by Mayendit

    Yeah, I did mention at the earliest time when the Pro Omar al Bashir started attacked within city in Khartoum that, this is the beginning of bitterness. As far as I can tell, the Northern Sudanese people are divided into new change government and staying at cost. The groups who want to send Bashir to ICC are PRO change and others want Bashir to be given.

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  • 13 February 2020 01:09, by Mayendit

    Here is my assumption about Northern Sudanese problems. The New PM is absolutely committed to Sudan image from Military dictatorships system to purely democracy system of government while, the Islamic pro Omar al Bashir wanted to continuing inhuman rules in Sudan. The two spoons are not going to be served at the same time so the Pro change and others armies groups will have to cooperate to make to

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  • 13 February 2020 01:22, by Mayendit

    Continue: for Sudan issued, the Pro change and others armies groups will have to cooperate in order for them to make totality changes in Sudan. The Sudanese army are still dominated by pro Omar al Bashir this is not a change but it is called a mexied up allies in the government and it is going to be very difficult to coordinated team as you can see smoking is coming out the head of State met with

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  • 13 February 2020 01:36, by Mayendit

    Continue on Sudan problem. You can see smoking coming out when the head of State met with Israel PM and now the Sudan PM are facing same thing. I think tearing down the Pro Omar al Bashir would be only key elements to make a changes in Sudan. The two sisters and brothers Sudan and South Sudan are facing uncertainty future both internal and external problems and I can’t predicated how both sisters

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    • 13 February 2020 08:40, by Fathi


      The overwhelming majority of the country is pro change anti Bashir. The only ones against change are those that have looted our country for the past 30 years. The military have a lot lose in the short term if they give up power. The people are demanding justice and the military knows they will be held accountable if they end up losing power.

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      • 13 February 2020 08:46, by Fathi

        Our military is incapable of establishing peace, exercise sovereignty, advance national objectives through political means, improve the economy long-term, and are unable to unite our people. They have failed in every category used to assess the performance of a government yet they still want to rule our nation.

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        • 13 February 2020 08:49, by Fathi

          Furthermore, our current military has purged most elements that are against them. If they attempt a military coup soon, they risk all out civil war in Sudan.
          We need someone to throw a grenade at the military representatives of the sovereign council and takeout all of them all out at once lol.

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          • 13 February 2020 08:55, by Fathi

            In the north, we need our representatives at the FFC and SPA to establish stronger ties with our brothers in armed movements in the Blue Nile, Nuba Mountains/South Kordofan, and Darfur. If the military attempts a coup, they should know that civil war will start again and that they don’t have the money to finish that war.

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            • 13 February 2020 08:59, by Fathi

              north Sudanese civilians have many powerful entities working against them: Sudanese military, Sudanese security services, Gulf countries, Egypt, Israel, and even the US. The people need to be patient so they can weather the storm and pay the price of successful revolution.

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              • 13 February 2020 09:04, by Fathi

                The two sisters and brothers, Sudan and South Sudan, are facing adversity. We must not allow ourselves to be ruled by military figures. It’s unfortunate that we have people that think they can rule us by the gun, when we have many educated people who could rule better and unite our people.

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