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Sudan says south’s oil revenues will strengthen SPLA if allowed to export through its territories


April 24, 2012 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese government on Tuesday said that it will never change its mind on not allowing landlocked South Sudan to transport its oil through the north’s oil facilities.

A worker walks at the power plant of an oil processing facility at an oilfield in Unity State April 22, 2012 (Reuters)

This follows events that started two weeks ago with South Sudan’s capture of Heglig in South Kordofan. Last Friday the Sudanese army managed to take it back, though Juba insists that it withdrew voluntarily.

Khartoum accused Juba of causing destruction in Heglig oil facilities and vowed to sue South Sudan over the issue. But South Sudan officials claim that it was bombs dropped by the Sudanese air force during the fighting that caused the damage to Heglig’s oil infrastructure.

Sudanese president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir also announced that his country will not allow Juba to use its pipelines anymore.

Mustafa Osman Ismail, an adviser to Bashir, told youths celebrating the recapture of Heglig in Khartoum that his boss was right when he declared this move last Friday because the revenue goes to rebel groups.

“Even if we are given [a] third of its revenues [we will not let them export through Sudan] because they are conspiring against Sudan by supporting militias," Ismail said.

“The money will obviously go to [the] SPLA and help strengthen its troops. We will also never let any food go to South Sudan because it will directly go to the SPLA", he added.

Sudan and South Sudan persistently exchange accusations on supporting rebel groups in each others’ country, but both sides deny the allegations.

When South Sudan occupied Heglig, Khartoum also said that it will never negotiate with South Sudan over pending issues such as oil and borders.

Bashir told troops in Heglig on Monday that the only means of negotiations South Sudan understands is “language of guns”.

But the presidential adviser said his government is ready to negotiate with South Sudan but it must cease support to northern rebel groups, particularly the SPLM-North which is fighting the government in Blue Nile and South Kordofan.

"If the security issue is solved then we can say, we will talk on the rest of issues. SPLM must not support rebels, and Sudanese militias,” he said.

“Whether they are from Darfur, Nuba mountains, and Blue Nile. All SPLM or other rebels should leave Sudanese territories” Osman said.

The borders between Sudan and South Sudan are over 2.000 kilometers long and inhabited mostly by tribes half in each country making it difficult to control raising concerns of security.

Osman underscored the issue of security should be addressed with South Sudan before anything else.

"We are convinced that the problem between Sudan and South Sudan is a security problem, this is our a major headache it is not trade" he said.

The two territories went their separate ways last year without settling a list of bitter disputes over the position of their shared border, the ownership of key territories and how much the landlocked South should pay to transport its oil through Sudan.

The disputes have already halted nearly all the oil production that underpins both struggling economies.


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  • 25 April 2012 07:41, by Dinkawarrior

    The same man who doesn’t need to be mentioned said” Bashir hired Al- Jazeera employees and independent personnel medias behind closed doors within the government of South Sudan and in the military areas to provide full information on how they plant to topple it government”

    • 25 April 2012 07:49, by Dinkawarrior

      SPLM-D-C has connection with SSLA and its creator Khartoum! According to the man who doesn’t need to be mentioned” SSLA is working secretly under the SPLM-D-C leadership to destabilized South Sudan with it counterpart Khartoum whom created the party to confused the people of South. That was the reason why Bashir said he will liberate the people of South from the hands of main SPLM Party”

      • 25 April 2012 08:00, by zulu

        Unfortuntely, it is back firing stongly againts you. Keep foooooling yourselves. When CPA was signed you refused to share weapons and told SPLA to get them anywhere. They did. You regreted and tried to forcefully disarm those of the three regions. It back fired. Now, what will you do if the Lapsat proj. succeeds?

        • 25 April 2012 12:06, by mohammed ali

          Zulu , who is fooooooling himself? For god sake be honest with yourself!You started a useless, senseless war while ALL of the world even your closest friends , you are WRONG.1 WEEK before the war Obama called Salva who promised not to go for war.Two days Pagan was here inviting Basheer to visit Juba, you started the war, whilehe was almoston his way to the air-port!This is insane!

          • 25 April 2012 12:12, by mohammed ali

            Zulu,what did you come out from this war? Death, destruction, blood, hatred and nothing else.Tell me of one benifit? You will pay every single penny of your destruction in Heglig. International law says that it the responsibility of the occupier. You stopped your life line , oil is 98%, it is 100000% of your budget.You did so while you have 4.7 millions starving human being!....con

            • 25 April 2012 13:01, by mohammed ali

              ...You shot yourself directly between the eyes! If you think you are going to get money from America or the west,then you are wrong!They are bankrupt.Pipe-line through Kenya is a dream, which will never come true.The easiest way, cheapest way and most proftable way is : peace!Unfortunately, the SPLA theifs whose families are far ,and away donnot care about the poor, innocent pple of SS.

              • 25 April 2012 13:17, by mohammed ali

                This war , was not about Heglig! It is about the presidency of SS.It was started by Machar without Kiir’s knowledge.The aim was to spoil any success to the visit of Basheer which will be considered as success to Salva.Machar wants to discredit and dislodge Salva. He discredited him internationally and locally.They are working very hard now to dislodge Nihal Deng and replace him with Barnaba!

                • 25 April 2012 13:22, by mohammed ali

                  ..Next step will be Salva. It might be bloody , but they are very well prepared for it; as the chief of staff is already Machar’s man.Few Dinka generals are already lured and bribed to come to his side.He will get rid very swiftly from Abeyei son whom he doesnt like, and they don,t like him, as well.The man is very cunning.He has got also the support of SSLA.The game will start very soon!

          • 25 April 2012 14:48, by Chol

            South Sudan was the one that shut down the pipeline, not Sudan! The idea that somehow Sudan is saying they cannot allow South Sudan to transit their oil through Sudan just doesn’t make any sense!
            Are they that stupid to be that clueless?

            • 25 April 2012 18:07, by mohammed ali

              Congratulation Chol, this what I mean to say.nted You shot yourself directly between your eyes!Oil is carboydrate, may be you can fermete it and drink it as alcohol!

              • 26 April 2012 06:12, by Loko El Pollo


      • 25 April 2012 09:39, by Diu J.Kuek

        To Dinkawarrior.
        Please leave this tribal behavior this is what bring this weakness to this nation today even if some having his own abnormal condition will try to predict this is SPLM-DC which is not correct by the way there is no connection between this war and SPLM-DC is wagging by Khartoum Govt and her hopeless rebels SSLA.
        Dr Lam Akol don,t have any military wing put aside this tribal hatred

      • 25 April 2012 14:46, by Chol

        South Sudan was the one that shut down the pipeline, not Sudan! The idea that somehow Sudan is saying they cannot allow South Sudan to transit their oil through Sudan just doesn’t make any sense!
        Are they that stupid to be that clueless?

    • 25 April 2012 09:10, by Jewish Ally

      In truth there are invisible politician in the RSS who are working secretly to tople the or distabilized it. we need to wash out and creat more unity within South Sudan
      the Bastard arabs should blind fold you again like what the did during the time of struggle
      "United we Stand Divided we Fall"
      SPLA and South Sudan is Strong enough

    • 25 April 2012 10:35, by Makuei

      Bashiit is a pig which will never succeed,

      See here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=boFrV5zynWA

      • 25 April 2012 22:27, by Northern Sudanese


        never succeed? this is the outcome lol :D HAHAHAHAHAHA dead insects HAHAHAHAHA


        send more insects :D, we would like to kill more insects HAHAHAHAHA




  • 25 April 2012 07:58, by Deng

    I am glad to hear that SPLA north are a headache, I wonder how much headache you will have to endure if SPLA south joins in? You say NO to "Asperin" during the negotiation with the SPLA north last year. Now stop bitching to the world and South Sudan because you turned town the solution to two sudans conflict.

  • 25 April 2012 08:25, by Madina Tonj

    Very interesting, someone who came to make business in Africa nations and now they are telling Nubian people, Blue Nile people to leave their origin motherland and go to South Sudan how foolishly they are.? There is no doubt that Khartoum regime is fully with too much racist this is why we have lost 2.5 million lives and 300,000 Darfurian and thousand others in both South Kordofan and South Blue N

  • 25 April 2012 11:21, by hellonearth

    oh yeah the fear starts. Bashit, his cabinet and fake Arabs in Sudan i want to tell you that what ever SPLA had and is planning to do is non of your business.

  • 25 April 2012 14:10, by wad balad

    With the SPLM recent behaviour all i see is a return to war. For Sudan it means a bad economy. For South sudan it means starvation. First bantiu will fall then malakal then juba like clockwork. SPLM soliders will slowly join SSDF & SSLA and take control of Juba. And in 4-5 months time north & south will be negotiating in Addis for the good of both counties.

  • 25 April 2012 17:08, by wadelsudan

    Sudan will not allow the south oil to pass through the north again as a service to our brothers in the south because kirr and his thugs will steel half and use the other half to fund the war
    Let him build anther pipline that will take 5 years to finish and cost 6 billions $ and will be sabotaged by ugandans and kenyans daily
    Ki has commited suicide when he invaded hegleg, let SPLA-N help him

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