The Ministry of Foreign Affairs affirmed that the Armed Forces maintains the legitimate right of the Sudanese Armed Forces to practice self defense and to pursue the aggressors wherever they are to avoid repeating the aggression against its lands, protect lives of the civilians and their properties and the strategic establishments. In a statement it issued Monday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that it has been following up the repeated aggressions staged by South Sudan on the Sudanese territories, indicating that the aggression was launched against Heglig and other towns and strategic Sudanese establishments near the border in South Kordofan, Darfur and the Blue Nile states.
The Foreign Ministry stated that the rebels have attacked the Sudanese - Chadian - Central African forces in Um-Dafoq and included Taludi town in South Kordofan for the fifth time.
The ministry said that it remained calling on the international community to put pressure on South Sudan so as to refrain from supporting the Sudanese rebellion, but South Sudan government did not respond to the repeated calls of the international community and continued its hostile activities to undermine the stability and security of Sudan.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has strongly denounced the hostile being given by officials of South Sudan government about their determination to stage another attack on Heglig, stressing that Sudan will never be dragged into a war that the victims of which are innocent citizens of South Sudan.