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President Kiir says Juba distanced itself from Sudanese rebels


December 16, 2011 (WASHINGTON) — President Salva Kiir Mayadrit denied supporting Sudanese rebels in Blue Nile and South Kordofan states stressing that Juba ruling party distanced itself from its former members since the referendum on self determination in January 2011.

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir speaks at the National Press Club in Washington,DC on December 16, 2011. (Getty)

Salva Kiir made these statements on Friday in a press conference held in Washington where he participated in an international engagement conference for South Sudan development.

Kiir who pledged during the conference to promote a climate conducive to attract investors had also to reassure about the growing tension with the northern neighbours caused by the pending issues and the war between his former comrades and Khartoum.

The South Sudan is not supporting the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement – North (SPLM-N) said Kiir. He further accused the Sudanese government of "organizing (rebels) and (..) sending them in waves to come and destabilize the Republic of South Sudan."

The South Sudanese President pointed out that there is no evidence to support the Sudanese accusations. "It is something that nobody can prove. People are guessing," he said.

He also disclosed that the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) asked the SPLM-N rebels to change the name of their political organization; after the outcome of a referendum on South Sudan independence.

The South Sudanese who chair the SPLM did not elaborate on how and when his party made such demand to the Sudanese rebels. But the party decided before to declare the South Sudan independence to split in two separate entities. Malik Agar was chosen to lead the Sudan’s political organisation.

US envoy to Sudan Princeton Lyman said on 13 December that they vigorously advised Kiir to stop his support to the Sudanese rebels despite his denial of such accusations.

"There’s a historical connection between the people who are fighting there and the SPLA in the South, and we understand that. But we think military support across the border is a dangerous and provocative situation, he said.

South Sudan "denies that they’re doing it. But we have made that point very strongly" he added.

Washington has repeatedly expressed fears that the ongoing fight in the two border- regions between Khartoum army and the rebels spill over into South Sudan.

Salva Kiir dismissed such fears of return to war saying . "We are not going to fight with the North."

He however denounced the regular bombing carried out by Sudanese warplanes inside South Sudanese stressing that his army will do its duty to defend the population of the new state.

"There is no way that we can allow these people to come and slaughter the innocent civilians. The government must defend the people. They sneak in and they do some damages, but it is all originated from Khartoum," he said.

Susan Rice, US ambassador to the United Nations, in a speech delivered at the engagement conference, warned that South Sudan’s security situation remains precarious.

She urged Sudan to stop bombing South Sudanese territory considering it as spillover into the new country; but also asked to settle the outstanding issues with Khartoum.

"South Sudan cannot afford to continue spending 40 percent of its budget on security, particularly as oil production is expected to decline as reserves are depleted," Rice pointed out.


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  • 17 December 2011 10:32, by Abyei Soil

    Hope you’re not forgetting Abyei, consider it to be part of the Republic of South Sudan. Thanks.

    • 17 December 2011 10:45, by omoni jr.

      To sudan tribune.
      am here to apologize for what had happened between me and alligator for the last 48 hours ago, especially to the readers and commentators,i was so sorry and i do apologize for that,am very respecting person in my family but i was forced to talk dirty by evil man,and i really need him to change too.May God forgive me for insulting his parents who are so innocent

      • 17 December 2011 11:54, by P.K.M

        Ali, where did you come up with exporting oil for free? The article has nothing to do with oil; it’s the issue of South Sudan distancing itself from the rebel activities. What is up with the irrational empty ego? Do you really believe Sudan is the only transit route to the Indian Ocean? Do believe South Sudan is trying hard to transit oil through Sudan?

        • 17 December 2011 16:37, by mohammed ali

          PKM, certainly it came, when Susan Rice advised you to resolve outstanding issue, oil will be the major issue.Up to now it is for free, for more than 6 months.No, Sudan is not the only route, for now it is certainly the only one.SS must try hard to transit through Sudan, because they need at least 4 years to build a very expensive pipeline,for a product which up to now is diminishing.It will ..con

          • 17 December 2011 16:44, by mohammed ali

            ..cost at least $ 10 billions in a world where rich countries like France and Italy are getting lower credit rate and even US is threaten to get lower credit rate.So what credit rate you will get for SS and what interest rate you would excepect, if funds are at all avaliable!Actually it is not my ego, for I want oil to go through Sudan because that will bring money and peace!Certainly not for free

      • 17 December 2011 14:53, by Elijah B. Elkan

        Mr. omoni jr, Your apologies are excepted, you should apologized to reader on this forum also, you have insulted few individuals, but you have offended everyone including Sudan Tribune. Your apology should have promised that "it will never happen again". Hope you will conduct yourself with respect in such a setting.

        • 17 December 2011 23:34, by omoni jr.

          Elijah B. Elkan,
          Please I recommend you to read my apology letter again and again,and find out which one did I missed here before you open your ugly mouth to me.Tell your brother SSLA supporter to apologized to the forum too.am a man of my own therefore I can not kneel down with primitive words.But I warned you Not to follow someone way.Mine your own Gold.

          • 18 December 2011 00:29, by Elijah B. Elkan

            Mr. Omoni Jr., First, I am not one your people, I mean, south Sudan or north Sudan that’s. Second, I thought you have high integrity, but I was wrong. Being belligerence will accomplish nothing. I am aware of many idiotic comments you have mentioned. SSla/supporter is lose cannon, and his comments should not be dignified. Wish you all well.

            • 18 December 2011 05:59, by omoni jr.

              Bro Elijah,
              please ,i do respect you but do not go beyond my limit line.
              Thank you,
              merry christmass

    • 17 December 2011 13:13, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

      Salva kiir is now secret to fight Khartoum ganag leadership because he knew that he could be stabb at the back by nuer nyagateen who have sorrounding him. what a shame.
      To fight a sucessful war? you must get rid of those traitor nuer because they might stabe you at the back.
      Death to nyagateen

      • 17 December 2011 13:42, by Diu J.Kuek

        Mr Mangoor(Dinka) you don,t have problem in this world except the Nuer community. but no one is bothering about you talk till you will get exhaust seem you are against our constitution which bound us to act and perform our duty toward it you don,t have prudential and moral obligation to the State of South Sudan Mr Mangoor.

        • 17 December 2011 14:02, by Diu J.Kuek

          This my advise to you brother Mangoor (Dinka) please change this tribal behavior don,t expose our Country to the World as tribals nation this website can be visit by so many people around the World so I can not blame. you may been harmed personally during the struggle but for sake of the nation and God may bless the souls of those who die during that War whom your trying to revenge.

    • 17 December 2011 14:02, by SSLA/M Supporter

      Mr Fascist cowboy Kiir and his SPLA/M syndicate must stop feeding People of RoSS and Sudan with nonsense! Everybody knows that SPLA/M doesn’t really care about the so-called marginalised people of Sudan that were being used to fight the war of separation of RoSS by SPLA/M mafia! This hard fact became obvious when the mafia began to campaign for the separation of RoSS instead of the unity ideals...

      • 17 December 2011 14:05, by SSLA/M Supporter

        the so-called New Sudan that the Mafia used to deceive those marginalised people of Sudan to be fighting for!
        Malik Agar and Tabitha advised SPLA/M’s Kiir to preserve the Unity of Sudan in order to avoid unforeseen crisis that may arise as the direct result of the splitting up of Sudan; post-separation crisis such as borders differentiation rows, wealth sharing, Abyei situation and the destiny...

        • 17 December 2011 14:08, by SSLA/M Supporter

          of the so-called SPLA/M-N etc. but their proposals were either ignored or simply rejected by SPLA/M’s Fascists leaders Salvatore Kiir and Pagan Amum that were determine to separate RoSS so as to loot its resources and terrorise its people with total impunity using its military wing the notorious SPLA militia!

          • 17 December 2011 14:11, by SSLA/M Supporter

            Then, SS referendum was carried out, its biased results were endorsed by the government of Sudan regardless, President Omer Al Bashir attended the celebrations of the so-called independence of RoSS, promised brotherly and diplomatic ties with the new-born nation etc. until SPLA/M spoils all this by supporting its losing proxy war with Sudan using the same poor marginalised people of Sudan....

            • 17 December 2011 14:20, by SSLA/M Supporter

              deserted by the same SPLA/M, when the mafia decided on the departure of RoSS over the Unity of Sudan that would have made things easier for those!

              NCP of Sudan compromised so much in every sense of the word, by accepting or allowing the separation of the part of Sudan, deliberately to avoid the bloodshed in the country and not out of weakness as wrongly perceived by SPLA/M mafia later on!!

              • 17 December 2011 14:23, by SSLA/M Supporter

                If SPLA/M mafia does really care about the wellbeing, peace and prosperity of those poor people of S Kordofan, S Blue Nile and Abyei region! The mafia must stop rabble-rousing bloody conflicts in their states!

                • 17 December 2011 14:45, by SSLA/M Supporter

                  Let SPLA/M focuses only on solving its soaring problems such as the increasing insecurity due to rebellions and starvation, diseases, illiteracy etc. in RoSS instead of wasting resources sponsoring losing proxy wars in Sudan!

                  • 17 December 2011 14:52, by SSLA/M Supporter

                    Christmass greetings and Wishes from SSLA/M

                    Merry Christmas and happy, peaceful and a prosperous 2012! To everybody on Sudan Tribune; Christians, Muslims and Naturalists, both my fun and opponents alike! I pray that Sudan and RoSS peacefully resolve their differences and manage to establish brotherly and diplomatic ties for the betterment of their resilient masses!

                    • 17 December 2011 15:00, by SSLA/M Supporter

                      I also pray that each country resolves its own internal conflicts peacefully for peace, prosperity and development to prevail in the greater Sudanese Land! our country is huge and rich with natural resources and blessed peaceful masses, God bless us in every single sense of the word but it was us that make the wishes of our foes to destroy our country to become true! But let us hope for the best..

                    • 17 December 2011 22:18, by Elijah B. Elkan

                      Mr. Supporter, Your Christmas greetings to all on this forum can not be sincere. Your comments are so venomous, it hard to believe you have change of heart. Remember what goes round will comes around. Conduct yourself with respect and you be respected for your intelligent. Being obnoxious does not make you right. Hope in 2012 you will see the light and be more respectful to your country men.

  • 17 December 2011 10:51, by Daniel Buolmawei

    Kiir proved not to be a thinker. It is not SPLM-North who wants to change the name but SPLM-south because the name no longer reflects South Sudanese but North Sudanese which are left with the name "Sudan." "Sudanese People Liberation Movment" fit North Sudanese rebels than what Kiir suggested. Why don’t you change the name SPLM/A instead? The name SPLM/A should be given up to people..con

    • 17 December 2011 11:40, by Diu J.Kuek

      Here its very contradicted statement how can the SPLM South should asked the SPLM-N to change their political organization its SPLM South whch should change its name since we got our Indepedence otherwise leave it like that no need to disclosed such political undisclose agreeement for the best of our interests.

  • 17 December 2011 10:54, by Daniel Buolmawei

    of Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile, so the name continues inspiring them as it did to whole of us during the south-north civil war. Suggesting that they will be deprived of their name is cowardic and irrational.

  • 17 December 2011 11:21, by mohammed ali

    Now again, the advice comes from your losest friends. "We have strongly advised against that" This what is said in public, but in private it will be said " we know that you support the rebels, this should stop, it is in the interest of SS!" Even Susan Rice is asking to settle the outstanding issues.You cannot export oil through Sudan for free, nobody will support that, even your friends!...cont

    • 17 December 2011 11:37, by mohammed ali

      The road towards peace is simple, easey,profitable and cheap without loosing a single drop of blood.We donnot need war, neither do the innocent poor people of SS.Leave our problems for us to solve and we do have problems and your problems are all yours, they donnot belong to us.People are fed up with war and if you think that you could dfeat SAF,then you are wrong.Better to listen to your friends!

      • 17 December 2011 12:35, by Daniel Buolmawei

        Well, Mohammad, the problem facing us now South Sudanese is lack of strategic leader to overthrow Khartoum’s. Sudan has too many enemies that if I assume presidency of South Sudan today, I would defeat SAF and overthrow Khartoum government in just a month, it can never take months. I am praying I will assume presidency in years coming. That political rhtoric in Khartoum will stop for good-----con

        • 17 December 2011 12:45, by Daniel Buolmawei

          Otherwise, our problem with Sudan will never end without a war to capture or behead those of Nafie Ali Nafie. You have been surviving by using scaring tatics, lies, political propagandas, divide-and-rule policies, that era is coming to end unless you are still blind to see as usual. South Sudan must go to war. Nothing will bring peace but another war. Bashir will never understand without war.

          • 17 December 2011 12:59, by mohammed ali

            Daniel,well I can understand the over-drinking hang-over effect! So you are excused.Come back when you are sober!By the way why donnot you come and fight yourself!

            • 17 December 2011 13:21, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

              Islam is a caustic blend of regurgitated paganism and twisted Bible stories. Muhammad, its lone prophet, conceived his religion solely to satiate his lust for power, sex, and money. He was a terrorist. And if you think these conclusions are shocking, wait until you see the evidence.

              The critics of this work will claim that Prophet of Doom is offensive, racist, hatemongering, intolerant, and unn

              • 17 December 2011 13:24, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

                unnecessarily violent. I agree - but I didn’t write those parts. They came directly from Islam’s scriptures. If you don’t like what Muhammad and Allah said, don’t blame me. I’m just the messenger.

                Others will say that I cherry-picked the worst of Islam to render an unfair verdict. They will charge that I took the Islamic scriptures out of context to smear Muhammad and Allah. But none of that i

                • 17 December 2011 13:28, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

                  is true. Over the course of these pages, I quote from almost every surah in the Qur’an - many are presented in their entirety. But more than that, I put each verse in the context of Muhammad’s life, quoting vociferously from the Sunnah as recorded by Bukhari, Muslim, Ishaq, and Tabari - Islam’s earliest and more trusted sources. I even arrange all of this material chronologically, from creation t

                  • 17 December 2011 13:31, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

                    to terror.

                    Predicting what he called the "Day of Doom" was Muhammad’s most often repeated prophecy. While it did not occur as he foretold in 1110 A.D., it nonetheless came true. Muslims and infidels alike have been doomed by Islam.

                    To discover why, we shall dive into the oldest surviving written evidence. These official works include: the Sira, Ta’rikh, Hadith, and Qur’an. Ishaq’s Sira, or

                    • 17 December 2011 13:34, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

                      biography, called Sirat Rasul Allah, provides the lone account of Muhammad’s life and the formation of Islam written within 200 years of the prophet’s death. While the character, message, and deeds portrayed within its pages are the antithesis of Yahshua’s and his disciples, the Sira’s chronological presentation is similar in style to the Christian Gospels. The Ta’rikh is the oldest, most trusted

                      • 17 December 2011 13:37, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

                        and comprehensive history of Islam’s formation and Muhammad’s example, called Sunnah. It was written by Tabari. His History of al-Tabari is formatted like the Bible. It begins with Islamic creation and ends with the acts of Muhammad’s companions. Tabari is a compilation of Hadith quotes and Qur’an passages. As such, it provides the best skeleton upon which to flesh out the character of Muhammad a

                        • 17 December 2011 13:53, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

                          and the nature of fundamental Islam. A Hadith is an oral report from Muhammad or his companions. Muslims believe that Hadith were inspired by Allah, making them scripture. The most revered Collection was compiled in a topical arrangement by Bukhari. Allah’s Book, the Qur’an, lacks context and chronology, so to understand it, readers are dependent upon the Sira, Ta’rikh, and Hadith.

                          All that ca

                          • 17 December 2011 14:03, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

                            can be known about Muhammad’s deeds, means, motives, god, and scripture is enshrined in these books. In their pages you will see them as they saw themselves. My only point of departure from Ishaq and Tabari will be the comprehensive review of the early Meccan surahs, a period in which they had very little to say. Our paths will join again as we approach Islam’s midlife crisis: the Quraysh Bargai

                            • 17 December 2011 14:08, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

                              Satanic Verses, Night’s Journey, and Pledge of Aqaba - a declaration of war against all mankind. At this point, the Sunnah speaks more clearly than the Qur’an.

                              So that there will be no confusion, I have set the passages from Islam’s scripture in bold-faced type . When quoting from the Qur’an and Hadith, I have elected to use a blended translation. No language transfers perfectly

                              • 17 December 2011 14:10, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

                                - one word to another. Five of my twelve translations of the Qur’an were combined to create the most accurate conveyance of the message possible. However, the writing quality is so poor, the proofreaders of this manuscript suggested that I help Allah and Muhammad out by cleaning up their grammar, punctuation, and verbosity. So for clarity and readability

                                • 17 December 2011 14:12, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

                                  , I have trimmed their unruly word patterns and meaningless repetitions, being careful not to alter the meaning or message of any passage. Insertions within parenthesis (like this) were added by the Arabic translators to fill in missing words or to clarify the text. Insertions within brackets [like this] represent my observations.

                                  • 17 December 2011 14:19, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

                                    I have elected to present Islam’s original source material in juxtaposition to my evaluation of its veracity. This format is similar to that used by the first English translators of Mein Kampf as they attempted to warn America about the dangers lurking in Hitler’s manifesto. They, as I, found it necessary to hold the author accountable. A great deal was at stake then, as it is today. The last time

                                    • 17 December 2011 14:22, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

                                      the world was ignorant of such a hateful and violent doctrine, 55 million people died. If we don’t shed our ignorance of Islam, many more will perish.

                                      My quest to understand Islam began on the morning of September 11th 2001. I wanted to know why Muslim militants were killing us. So I went off to Ground Zero for Islamic terror - Israel. The West Bank is home to more suicide bombers per capita th

                                      • 17 December 2011 16:53, by mohammed ali

                                        DD SPLA , when you copy something say that.This the stuff used to brain wash you.It seems to be a good dtergent for dirty and empty and ignorant brains!

                                      • 17 December 2011 22:34, by SSLA/M Supporter

                                        Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

                                        Plagiarism is violation of copyright of an individual’s please! Please try to use your own ideas and own words that will look better than just copy and paste other people’s articles!

                                        If you are a secular or a Naturalist that is good for you but that doesn’t give you the right to disrespect other’s faiths! Majority of Sudanese are religious!

                                        • 17 December 2011 22:38, by SSLA/M Supporter


                                          Plagiarism is a violation of copyright of an individual’s work! Please try to use your own ideas and own words as that will look better than just copy and paste of the other people’s articles or at least reference it!

                                          If you are a secular or a Naturalist that is good for you but that doesn’t give you the right to disrespect other’s faiths! Majority of Sudanese are religious!

                                          • 17 December 2011 22:44, by SSLA/M Supporter

                                            Our Muslim brothers and sisters in SS are living in peace in the Christian predominated South Sudan as well we have Christian brothers and sisters are living side by side with their Muslim brothers in Sudan in which Islam is the predominant religion there! Please stay away from sectarianism!

                                            • 17 December 2011 22:50, by SSLA/M Supporter

                                              If USA and Western world have problem with Islam and Muslims then let them carry their own crosses because we aren’t involved in their conflicts! that is why there has been no single suicide bombing ever exploded in anywhere in SS as an act of terrorism even though there is no security there! This is because no one regards us as enemies of Muslims simply because we aren’t in the reality!

            • 17 December 2011 13:23, by Daniel Buolmawei

              Ali, I don’t drink brother, but I am sick of your reluctance and promotion of criminals to destablise Sudan since 1956. Why you love criminal leaders if you have been really concerned of peaceful Sudan as you are advocating every day here? Stop being hypocrite Mohammed.

              • 17 December 2011 16:28, by mohammed ali

                Daniel, all our leaders are criminals since 1956?! Or, it is simply you are programmed to hate us?! Those who promote, call and wage war are the criminals.We are in war even before 56 ,the war started in 54-54 because you were taught nothing but hate us.Hate now is burning southerners as they fight among themselves.The easiest thing to do, now is to be abusive and to kill!

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