Editorial :Diplomatic Bombardment Vital
In the news Sudan affirmed keenness to settle all its differences with South Sudan through talks, but sees little hope of a swift resolution while it believes Juba is backing rebels that threaten its territorial integrity.
According to NCP officials Sudan and South Sudan cannot cooperate on the economy, politics, oil, whatever, when the other party is endangering Sudan's security,
A meeting between Sudanese President Al Bashir and his southern counterpart Salva Kiir that took place a week ago on the sidelines of an African Summit was billed by diplomats as a chance to inject new life into stalled bilateral talks.
That meeting was a useful trust-building exercise but there has been no breakthrough.
The past rounds of talks showed that the South, whenever the two parties are close to striking a deal, breaches whatever they are agreed upon.
It is obvious, as we said in one of our previous editorials that South Sudan officials are counting on is that we come to August 2 ... then it will be taken to international arbitration where their friends can take decisions on their interest
This is their main aim. This is why they will be dragging their feet to August 2.
We are only less than ten days from the UNSC deadline and it seems that the South Sudan delegation, by pulling out from the talks went into a deal to achieve what they failed to make round the negotiating table, hence availing the atmosphere for the Western agendas hostile to Sudan.
The excuse for suspending the talks was unjustifiable, because the area in which the South claimed bombarded is a disputed area and both sides are claiming that it lies within its territories.
Such developments necessitate activating out diplomatic cells to confront the upcoming battle in the UNSC and the capitals which form and cook its decisions.
Khartoum should prepare for a long term diplomatic battle through which it should campaign and mobilize all legal experts and diplomats.
Sudan should monitor very well the hidden agendas in the UNSC to address it accordingly and to be prepared for the worst scenarios.
Let us hope that as we are approaching the 2nd of August, our diplomacy manage to prepare the appropriate plans, decision, tactics, and contacts to address the nature of the upcoming battle.
By Sudan Vision, 23/07/2012