NCP: Inclusion of Abyei and Heglig to South Sudan Map Unfortunate
Khartoum: The political sector of the National Congress Party (NCP) described the inclusion of Abyei and Heglig to the map of South Sudan as unfortunate, considering it as a tactic to influence the agenda of the talks, warning that Abyei is governed by the Abyei Protocol in the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), and that there is no way to impose any conditions outside the provisions of the agreement.
Hasabo Mohammed Abdalrahman, head of the Political Sector who presided over yesterday's meeting, rejected the US call for supplying the army of South Sudan with planes to match the Sudanese Army, adding that Sudan would not allow them to foray into its territories, but he also said these kinds of statements are normal given American elections and the pressures exercised by lobby groups in the US.
Abdalrahman also indicated that the statements made by the armed rebel leaders for ousting the government do not frighten Sudan demanding that those in the opposition must differentiate between sensible opposition and national treason. He demanded that media must be constructive as opposed to the destructive media that does not rely on real information, calling for the continuation of mobilization, alert, and capacity building programs for the Sudanese people.
By Mohammed Omer El-Haj, 13/05/2012