NCP: We Hope Sudan Isn't a Card to be Played in US Election
Khartoum - National Congress Party (NCP) expressed hope that Sudan's issues do not represent one of the cards to be used by the U.S. administration in the next elections and that the U.S. will remain neutral as one of the states that sponsored CPA between Sudan and South Sudan.
NCP Secretary of Information, Prof. Badr Al-Din Ahmed Ibrahim reiterated, in a press statement, that America's practice of putting pressure on Sudan to impose solutions against the interests of Sudanese people is unacceptable. He said America must be neutral and sponsor CPA without bias. He added that Sudan must not be exploited in the U.S. election in any way. He stated, "Pressure does not help or achieve a goal, and we will not respond to any pressure, as the issue is of logic, reality and rights, and it is not in the interest of America or the Security Council to impose any pressure to reach an agreement between the two countries."
On the departure of the SPLM-N delegation to Washington, Ibrahim pointed out that this act revealed to the Sudanese public opinion that rebels find solutions to the country's problems by seeking foreign support. He added that SPLM-N bears the responsibility for any Western intervention in Sudanese affairs, because they basically support this intervention.
He stressed that the SPLM-N resorting to America is pointless, adding, "Sudan has sovereign rights to manage its own internal affairs." He reiterated that there will be no negotiation with the sector and that negotiations will be with those who represent Blue Nile and South Kordofan. He said, "We are not concerned with their leaving or returning."
By Staff Writer, 12/09/2012