The Council of Ministers decided in an emergency meeting Wednesday evening, under chairmanship of the President of the Republic Omer Albashir, stopping of the negotiations with the South Sudan, declaration of the state of general mobilization and directing all the nation energies for repulsing the South Sudan aggression against oil-rich area of Heglig in South Kordofan state. The Council of Ministers affirmed its confidence on the Armed Forces , other regular forces, People's Defence Forces and their capability to restore the lands as quickly as possible.
In a press statement after the meeting, the spokesman of the Council of Ministers Omer Mohamed Salih said that the Cabinet stated that the aggression staged by the People's Army of South Sudan on Heglig area was aimed to attack the economic structure in the country and explained that this assault will not affect the national economy. He said that the Minister of Finance affirmed through a report he presented before the Council of Ministers the integrity of the economic situation in the country and provision of all the basic commodities.
Mr. Salih said that all the members at the Cabinet, who are representing various political parties within the broad-based government, have affirmed absolute support to the Armed Forces which leading a war of prestige to recapture Heglig area which was attacked by forces of the Sudan People Liberation Army of South Sudan supported by rebellion movements that are implementing agenda of international arrogant countries. He said that the Minister of Defence Gen. Abdul-Rahim Mohamed Hussein presented a report at the Cabinet meeting on situation at the different operation zones, referring to the victories scored by the Armed Forces in the Blue Nile and Darfur. He quoted the Minister of Defence as stating that the aggression on Heglig came as a reaction to the victories realized by the Armed Forces at the different operation areas.