WASHINGTON, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Embassy of the Republic of the Sudan in Washington DC would like to state the following in regard to the situation between Sudan and South Sudan in the wake of Sudan's announcement of the suspension of the cooperation agreement between the two countries, including shutting down of the oil pipeline.
1. The decision was taken only after the Sudanese government exhausted all bilateral means to ensure South Sudan respects the concluded agreements by stopping support for rebel movements and withdraws forces from six locations within the Sudanese territories.
2. South Sudan failed to implement the matrix and continues to support the rebels in Sudan by providing them with combat equipment and harbouring them in Juba, Aweil, Raja , Bentiu and Robkona as well as in areas bordering South Kordofan state. The support includes military training, intelligence, vehicles, weapons, fuel and food.
3. The Sudanese government provided the South Sudan Government with the evidence and documentation related to the matter but the latter instead of stopping the support attempted to do it covertly. The latest incidents of blowing the pipelines in abya by JEM forces is a clear proof of the technical and logistical support the rebels are getting from the government of Southern Sudan.
4. Sudan has informed the commissioner of the AU Peace and Security Council, the chairperson of the African Union and the international community about the arrangements on the shutting of the South Sudan oil pipeline through an extensive diplomatic campaign.
5. Sudan is committed to tackle issues with South Sudan within the African frame work and the government of South Sudan can rectify the situation and avert the shutdown by suspending support to Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) within the next 60 days otherwise sparing Sudanese lives is more precious than all the oil Juba produced.
6. Sudan calls on the international community to exercise its responsibility to ensure that the Government of South Sudan fulfill its obligations stipulated in the road map issued by the AU Peace and security Council on April 24, 2012, the UN Security Council Decision 2046, of May 2, 2012, the Cooperation Agreements signed by the two countries on 27 September 2012 and the Matrix for implementing these agreement signed on March 12, 2013.
Embassy of Sudan Press and Information Office, phone: +1-202-338-8565, or fax: +1-202-667-2406
SOURCE Embassy of the Republic of the Sudan