Former SPLM MP: Attack on Heglig a Crime
Khartoum - Ghazi Suleiman, a former SPLM’s Member of Parliament, affirmed that South Sudan state’s acknowledgement of attacking Heglig indicates a criminal act committed by South Sudan army (SPLA) against the sovereignty of the Government of Sudan. He added that such action is deemed a crime according to the international law, condemnable under its provisions. Suleiman, a legal expert, while speaking during a forum on “the concept of aggression in the international law” , Heglig is the case here, held by the Secretariat of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) and civil society organization in collaboration with the College of Law, the University of Al-Nilain, said that the Government of South Sudan aims by all means to arrest the President of the Republic, Omar Al Bashir to overthrow the regime in Khartoum, but when it failed it sought to ruin Sudan’s economy by attacking Heglig to destroy oil wells.
Suleiman affirmed that South Sudan Government is controlled by MOSSAD and a bunch of extremist Christians, arguing that reflects the failure of South Sudan leaders in managing their country. He accused the opposition of carrying out Zionist and the U.S objectives, branding them as “fifth column”
He said that the US is afraid of Sudan for its vested interests, stating that the West has its own agenda through which it wants to fragment Sudan into tiny states and also to bring down the entire Islamic state as well to do away with the Islamic identity.
Suleiman added that the whole affair has to do with Arab-Israeli conflict, which has lasted for decades. The question is “how to face such aggression,” Suleiman demanded, explaining that if the Government wants to resume negotiations with the South Sudan Government the borders of 1956 must be acknowledged and commitment to implement Abyei Protocol without any conditions by South Sudan Government; in addition to cutting the government’s spending. “We have to explain the problem of Abyei to the Arab world,” he suggested, because the issue of aggression on Heglig is the issue of Sudan alone but the issue threatens the unity and security of Arab nation. He called for unification of the internal front in facing the enemy.
Dr. Ahmed Almufti, legal expert, affirmed that what happened in Heglig was the responsibility of the international community and amounts to violation of law and the country’s sovereignty. He said South Sudan must be demanded to pay compensation for damages to the oil facilities by setting up a committee to follow up on compensations. Almufti also agreed with Suleiman on the necessary for cutting the government spending in order to provide ways of earning living for ordinary citizens. He called for lodging complaints with international courts regarding the issue of Heglig would yield “zero results”, therefore, injustice against Sudan must be crystallized by addressing – firstly, the Sudanese community and urge it to unify the internal front, secondly, to remind the government of South Sudan that it has mutual interests with the government of Sudan; and thirdly to reconcile with the international community, including the U.S.
By Haram Hashim Ali, 02/05/2012