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on 2012/4/12 10:15:52

Open in new window 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.

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on 2012/4/12 10:10:00

Open in new windowThe First Vice President of the Republic Ali Osman Taha has directed the Assistant of the President of the Republic Musa Mohamed Ahmed to speed up arrangements for the meeting of the Higher Committee for implementation the East Sudan Peace Agreement on April 24th. Following his meeting with First Vice - President of the Republic Wednesday at the Republican Palace, the Assistant of the President of the Republic said that the meeting discussed the conditions of the food security and development projects in East Sudan. He noted that the First Vice President of the Republic directed the relevant organs to coordinate with governments of the eastern states to succeed the agricultural season as well as making good arrangements for the convocation of the meeting. He affirmed that the meeting condemned the aggression launched by the government of South Sudan against Higlig area, asserting the political will of the government of Sudan to protect the country. He called on the government of South Sudan to stop attacks against Sudan for the interest of the two peoples.

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on 2012/4/12 10:00:00

Open in new window The National Legislature (National Assembly and the Council of the States) has declared the state of general mobilization to confront the current security situation in the South Kordofan state. In its sitting Wednesday, the National legislature also decided suspension of the negotiations with the South Sudan on suspended issues and immediate withdrawal of the negotiators.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Defence, Gen. Abdul-Rahimm Mohamed Hussein, Wednesday morning responded to an urgent query presented by the National Assembly's Speaker Ahmed Ibrahim Al-Tahir, and affirmed the capability of the Armed Forces to impose control on the situation and to defend the homeland and the nation's gains.

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on 2012/4/12 9:50:00

Open in new window The African Union has called on the Republic of South Sudan to withdraw its forces from Heglig area immediately and without conditions. A statement issued by the African Union Wednesday reflected the African Union grave concern at the escalating armed conflict on the border between Sudan and South Sudan, and called upon both parties to exercise utmost self restraint and to respect the territorial integrity of the other state. The African Union recalled the Memorandum of Understanding (MMoU) on Nonaggression and Cooperation signed by the Government of the Republic of the Sudan and the Republic of South Sudan in Addis Ababa on 10 February 2 012, and called upon both parties to respect the provisions contained therein, including respect for the territorial integrity of the other State and the prohibition on either State from supporting opposition armed groups and movements within the other State.
The Statement affirmed that the African Union was consonant with the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement, which stipulated that the border between Sudan and South Sudan shall be the boundary of 1 January 1956, taking into account the agreed disputed areas. The African Union called upon each party to withdraw any armed forces that may be in the territory of the other state to its own territory with immediate effect. The AU also called upon the parties to cease aerial bombardment and the harboruring and supporting of rebel Forces and Movements from the other State.

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on 2012/4/12 9:40:00

Open in new window Sudan has forwarded an official complaint to the UN Secretary General on aggressions of the People’s Army of South Sudan on Heglig area, announced the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Rahamtalla Mohamed Osman. In a press conference he held Wednesday at the premises of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Rahamtalla said that the attack of the People's Army on Heglig area posed a flagrant violation on Heglig area against the Sudanese territories, indicating that the aggression represented a clear violation of the international customs and charters. He pointed out that Sudan reserves the right to respond to these aggressions, adding that this right is enshrined by the International Law.
The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stressed that Heglig area is not one of the disputed five areas between Sudan and South Sudan State, pointing to the decision of the International Arbitration Court on affiliation of the area to Sudan.
He said that Sudan also delivered another complaint to the African Union on South Sudan State's aggression on ground that the African Union is the sponsor of the negotiations between Sudan and South State in Addis Ababa through the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel for Sudan, which is headed by Thabo Mbeki. Ambassador Rahamtalla said that the two countries earlier achieved solutions by 80% for the border issues, adding that the aggression staged by South Sudan is considered demolishing to the agreement between Sudan and South Sudan. He said that there will be no negotiations with South Sudan under this atmosphere.

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