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S. Sudan refutes claim of President Kiir’s "apology letter" to Obama


August 7, 2012 (JUBA) - South Sudan on Tuesday strongly refuted reports that its President, Salva Kiir wrote “an apology letter” to his US counterpart, Barack Obama denying his alleged support for Sudanese rebels, SPLM-N.

The report, which appeared in McClatchy, one of US largest newspaper groups, said the South Sudan leader wrote to Obama, allegedly explaining why he twice denied that Juba was throwing its weight behind rebels opposed to the Khartoum government.

The newspaper, in an article published on Thursday last week, further claimed that President Kiir, in his alleged letter, also accepted offering support to rebels, but that he could not admit in a meeting earlier with Obama in September 2011.

But South Sudan’s information minister, Benjamin Barnaba Marial, strongly dismissed the report, describing it as “untrue” and a mere "creation" by those behind the publication.

"There is nothing like that. What has happened is that President Obama wrote a letter to President Salva Kiir which was handed in by the Secretary of State Clinton, who came here to Juba and I was there watching. But the contents of the letter have not yet been released by the President," Marial said.

The minister, while addressing a press conference on Tuesday, further stressed that his government remains committed to peaceful relations with Sudan, adding that supporting rebels fighting its neighbors would contravene its vision.

Marial, also South Sudan’s government spokesperson said the people of South Sudan remain sympathetic to situation in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states, and that explains why President Kiir offered to assist his Sudanese counterpart, Omer Al-Bashir in finding solutions to end the conflict.

"President Salva has been saying that we are not supporting the SPLM-North, but the fact that we are sympathetic to them and that President Kiir can help to assist President Bashir if he negotiates peacefully with the SPLM-North as required by the [United Nations] Security Council 2046," he emphasized.

The minister, however, said the visit of US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton was instrumental in improving the relations and partnership between the two countries, in addition to ensuring peaceful relations between Sudan and South Sudan.


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  • 8 August 2012 10:35, by Darkangel

    Benjamin Barnaba is either a complete idiot or a thief protecting himself. He denies everything thta is said about Juba even it comes from the Americans and Europeans. He comes on talk shows and makes a fool of himself with people laughing at him every time, because all he does is deny. When told S Sudan is facing mass starvation he said no, where? i dont see it, its refuges from Sudan.

    • 8 August 2012 10:37, by Darkangel

      Now your president admits to Obama he is supporting rebels, this idiot comes and denies it again. What a fool, does he think anyone believes him. Journalist have taken videos and pictures of rebels in camps and fighting in Heglig and you still deny it. What an idiot

      • 8 August 2012 11:29, by Lango2010

        you another Big Idiot after see mee & and Jalaby, don’t you get ashame creating lies and spreading it. we know that you are incapable of confronting RSS and the only way is embrass our nation through media. if lies were to kill people you must have died all in khartoum because of lies.

      • 8 August 2012 17:51, by zulu

        Where is the proof that there was an admission? In fact, I read that report and there was no mention of that sort. only thing was that Obama was upset with his counterpart. Now ST turns and writes it foolishly, is a clear compaign which you naively bought. Dr. Marial, is 50 times better than your goons who lie to you in your face. Look for instance, beshit said last week he was not mee

        • 8 August 2012 17:54, by zulu

          - ting Kiir, and that he was going to Qatar. What did he do instead, he bagged to change the story and in fact did accept to allow south sudan oil at even not half the price but at what Barnaba said south would pay as fees. who is a liar now?
          In fact, you not to stop goofing because the world is crumbling under your goons

    • 8 August 2012 10:44, by Darkangel

      • 8 August 2012 13:33, by australian

        Funny. A black man praying to Allah who hates black people!

        • 8 August 2012 17:58, by Northern Sudanese

          its a black man praying for Allah hating insects (south sudanese in other words)

        • 8 August 2012 21:56, by mohammed ali

          Australian, may be the aborgini hates black pple.To you Mr. Ignorant : the majority of Africans are Muslims!It is funny that a white racist who robbed black pple from their land and almost extriminated a black from the face Earth preach us about his love to black pple.We the black muslim SUDANES are much more intelligent than you.Go try to bluff somebody else!

          • 9 August 2012 03:45, by Reuben

            Mohammed Ali
            Arabs are the most racist people, look at how they are controlling Sudan and oppresing the Black sudanese Muslims. Blacks from western Sudan, Nubians in Northern Sudan, Nuba and Ingesena in Southern Sudan and also Easterners.Whites colonised Africa and they are gone but Arabs came to North Africa and exterminated all the Black people and they remain permanently. Who is better here?

    • 8 August 2012 10:58, by Mading Makuac

      Dear Hon.Benjamin,
      We are so tired of you defending Ciir always.You are not his
      lawyer .Let his weakness be known by the public.Ciir is
      bending and breaking rules and regulations continously.
      He suppose to respect S.Sudan constitutional norms.
      A leader should reason before taking an action.

    • 8 August 2012 12:07, by Mel mosa

      Man, Marial have a right to say no starvation in South Sudan because S Sudan has been with starvation since the creation while western countries don’t note but S Sudan become more better now. They just need to take resources of S Sudan to criminal bashier through baseless claim.

    • 8 August 2012 14:12, by Dinkawarrior

      We South Sudanese are watching very closely for who is going to saved and service to this Nation.
      He/she must be free and clean from Corruption, Tribalism, Nepotism, Negligence, Greediness, and Bloodbath.
      Louis Lobong for Presidential Candidate 2015!!
      My short list are Rizik Zackaria, Taban Deng Gai, Joseph Bakosoro, Maker Thiong Maal, and more!
      Dinkawarrior is responsible for this AD!

      • 9 August 2012 06:28, by Joseph Canada

        louis Lobong is the right guy for this post. look at the Development in EE Sate!!

  • 8 August 2012 10:47, by Akolde Nhiak Jinub

    On reading news that our Presid’ Salva wrote to Obama to apologize for lying n denial that ROSS supports rebel groups of Sudan in South Kordafon & S Blue Nile, I was so much outraged of how true is the news from the source!? If at all apologies are to be made, it’s Sudan to do that to ROSS for openly supporting South Sudan militia groups of late Athor Deng, Peter Gadet, David Yauyau n more others.

  • 8 August 2012 11:06, by Akolde Nhiak Jinub

    Darkangel, fm ur coined up names, it tells all about ur writings, n it manifests hw pompous u r n what ur true personality is fm God, call it Allah, if U like! U don’t need to insult Dr. Marial 4 telling truths. It is Khartoum z hires newspapers to gather unfounded news without sources n publish them. In Europe & America, pple there rely on news fm Khartoum NCP senior figures n publish them.

  • 8 August 2012 11:10, by Modi Lo Laja

    To: B.Marial,
    Thanks for your response against what is damaging Country (RSS) image in the World. The McClatchy, one of US largest newspaper groups must be brought to Court. This must be done you to prove to the World that what they (McClatchy) published untrue so that they don;t repeat such mistake against. This is right of the Country defense.

  • 8 August 2012 11:46, by Sudani+

    To SS fellows,
    1- What is the benefit that McClatchy will gain if they have made it up?
    2- What do you expect from an spoke person for a government lead by a lair?
    3- Brnaba is a know lair, so no body will believe you and it is better you keep silent!
    4- the more SS gov tries to deny the apology letter, the more they will help in its dissemination!!
    shame on you Kiir, shame on u Brnaba and SPLM

    • 8 August 2012 12:09, by michael coma

      To Jalaby or Jalab Amok.
      Put in your mind that the apology letter was disigned by Arabs intelligents who wanted to distablished South Sudan politically but we are very active people in dectecting what is false and true.I was the first person doubted about the apology letter.

      • 8 August 2012 12:25, by michael coma

        We need good explaination from our government so that we can convince our enemies.

      • 8 August 2012 18:00, by Northern Sudanese

        michael coma
        this news comes from US sources, stop blaming our authorities on every bad thing that happens in useless south

        • 8 August 2012 18:47, by michael coma

          Northern Sudan,your officials always behaves like kids.They are very creative in lying.They don’t behave resposibly like mature people but addiction to something is worse like farting in the public is for children not for big people as you do it even in the parliament,shame on you.

  • 8 August 2012 12:21, by siddaw

    After Jalaby, there is another bustard who call himself DarkAngle? shame on you two. why do you keep on obliquying anything said or done on the South Sector? Where in the world do you come from? I don’t know how to describe a filthy scrabs like u.
    Obama must be lying lamely to the world. Why should we admit something which we don’t do? They should stop putting some words in the president’s mouth.

  • 8 August 2012 12:25, by Dhong Bang

    Mading Makuac, Darkangel and Jalaby, you have all put down your useless thoughts comenting here. what is useless is Mading spelling for president name,Darkangel uselessly attacked our minister and Jalaby counted useless times of our president letters. President name is Kiir not Ciir, Dr. Barnaba is a minister of Info and BC. All presidents write letters not Mayardit alone. Check wikiLikes on Sudan

    • 8 August 2012 13:20, by Mading Makuac

      Mor atep ku yin cii miol.Do you think Ciir will pay you bcoz
      you have defended him?Remember,Ciir is a man who doesn’t
      appreciate anything good.

      • 8 August 2012 14:13, by Dinkawarrior

        We South Sudanese are watching very closely for who is going to saved and service to this Nation.
        He/she must be free and clean from Corruption, Tribalism, Nepotism, Negligence, Greediness, and Bloodbath.
        Louis Lobong for Presidential Candidate 2015!!
        My short list are Rizik Zackaria, Taban Deng Gai, Joseph Bakosoro, Maker Thiong Maal, and more!
        Dinkawarrior is responsible for this AD!

    • 9 August 2012 09:45, by Tribe

      Though I dearly love the guy , his flip flap, inconsistency, thoughtless uttering, and amateurish action sometimes make it hard to stand by him. Starting from Panthou withdrawal , 2006 embezzlement handling , 4 billion saga miscalculated approach, and this, I think junuben have fade up except the YES men and special innner circle benefactors. It’s hard to defend the undefendable.

  • 8 August 2012 15:18, by Michael Angelo

    Mading Makuac,
    Your Dinka Bor hatred amongst president Kiir must stop. This is about our national interest but not about who get what okay.

    • 8 August 2012 16:24, by JohnGarangFreedom

      Michael Angel, I know you are from Bor Dinka or slaved to it; your conspiracy theory is now well-known to Dinka of Upper Nile. Bor Dinka that are known for child selling, thieves and frog eater. I don’t think any tribes of Dinka have those characters. I don’t think Twic Dinka, Hol Dinka, Agaar Dinka, Aliab Dinka etc are having those tags.

      • 9 August 2012 14:19, by Mading Makuac

        who is this foolish bitch barking and farting like this .There is no Dinka Bor and Dinka Twic if you are not mad.there is only Dinka Bor.I don’t like betrayers.
        Don’t betray Bor ma friend ,

  • 8 August 2012 15:21, by Michael Angelo

    Mading Makuac,
    Correction! Your Dinka Bor hatred against president Kiir must stop. This is about our national interest but not about who get what or tribes shit okay.

    • 8 August 2012 16:00, by Ajok Reech

      To Michael Angelo
      Information.. Nhial Deng Nhial contested in 2008 on an SPLM Chairmanship against Kiir! give me one from Bor before you jump into conclusion?
      be reasonalbe guys when coming to national issues. we don’t hate both Kiir and Riek, they our leaders. meanwhile you have malitias against him instead in your region. denny that?.....you are disgrace to Dinka.

      • 8 August 2012 16:25, by JohnGarangFreedom

        Odingo, I know you might be slaver to Bor Dinka or being from Bor Dinka that are known for child selling, thieves and frog eater. I don’t think any tribes of Dinka have those characters. I don’t think Twic Dinka, Hol Dinka, Agaar Dinka, Aliab Dinka etc are having those tags.

  • 8 August 2012 15:56, by wad balad

    How embarassing !! This the first time i hear of a president apologize to another president. Not only that but again continue to lie that he didnt apologize. That means kiir will be writting letter after letter forever apologizing and denying.
    Kiir also needs to apologize to the people of south sudan & sudan for all he has done n save whats left of his dignity n resign.

    • 8 August 2012 18:00, by zulu

      Wad everthing, (b@#@!)
      It means, kiir will be supporting the rebels still. Where is the security precondition? Where is the 29US pb? Where is Kofia Kinji? Where is 14 mil?

  • 8 August 2012 16:32, by JohnGarangFreedom

    The reason why I brought up tribe here, is because there are people who are always mentioning Bor Dinka like it was the only tribes that did bring independence to S. Sudan. Also I be come sick of miss-identify Dr. John Garang & his true tribe of Twi Dinka. I know Twi Dinka are nice people, yet they are always being victimized by this wrong name/people of the name behaviors in Jonglei tribes’histoy

  • 8 August 2012 19:22, by JohnGarangFreedom

    For what I learned from these tribes of Jonglei issue of identities was created when Bor Dinka changes district headquarter of four tribes of Jonglei to "Bor" when it was original called "Mading Ngeth Angok". Also, I know in Dinka history, Twi Dinka, Bor Dinka, Nyarweng Dinka & Hol Dinka are different tribes in Dinka. They have different...

  • 8 August 2012 19:23, by JohnGarangFreedom

    dialects, accents, characteristics, etc. I am not going to talk about those people who are become Bor Dinka wrongly while they abandoned their tribes’ identities. May be they are cowards folks being slaved in yet they know the fact, & they don’t have voices to speaks up. The reason why I use Dr. John Garang name is because he stands for S. Sudanese truth, also he was known for his history expertis

  • 8 August 2012 19:35, by panom lualbil

    Your flip-plop wont help you at all. It was better to leave it as it was or blame it against president who foolishly said it. Or otherwise you should had to sob it up instead, as it seemed ridiculous. We also have rebels whom OMER supported to destablise our country if that was the case.

  • 8 August 2012 21:10, by JohnGarangFreedom

    Ha!ha!ha! My source have told me that, as soon as may be next year or so. The people so-called Twi (Twic) Dinka are going to start suing any organizations, companies, agencies, groups, individuals, etc. who are going to miss use Twi Dinka people identity wrongly. Interesting.

    • 8 August 2012 21:41, by panom lualbil

      Dinka Twi or Two or Dinga Dinga stop commenting behind me, stupid moron! I dont like how foolish your comment is.

  • 8 August 2012 22:16, by JohnGarangFreedom

    Panom Lualbil, I was posted my message discussion page and not yours. Being professional like you had been on this discussion board, let me do my own freedom of press. Thanks.

  • 8 August 2012 22:39, by panom lualbil

    Change your name [johngarangfreedom] please! Because you will make Africa’s Visionary Icon Leader’s name just desdain like piece of shit, duh.

  • 9 August 2012 09:24, by Tribe

    you’ve to ignore this goon like the rests have done. Check all the recent discussions and discern how lonely he is with his topics. Any word of advise to him translate in his mind as a special treatment to his topic. He has never add respond to the topic other than his obsession. If I’m lying watch how quickly and definitively he will respond to me or any topic that crossed his radar.

    • 9 August 2012 16:57, by panom lualbil

      Good enough brother, thank you.

  • 9 August 2012 15:39, by E. Defense Forces

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