South Sudan’s Kiir attacks UN and AU over Heglig

Sudan Tribune

Juba — South Sudan president Salva Kiir Mayardit on Friday strongly criticised international community including the United Nations and African Union of showing “deliberate” failure to hold the government of the neighboring Sudan responsible for border conflict.

“The government of Sudan has never stopped bombing our innocent civil population even after signing Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA). They have continued to do so and indeed intensified air attacks in August 2011 after South Sudan officially became an independent state but the international community has never come out to condemn them,” Kiir said on Friday.

The leader of the country’s governing Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) made the remarks at a reception rally attended by thousands of people held at freedom square in Juba shortly after his return from a visit to china.

“The Security Council of the United Nations and the international community including the African union and the Arab league has never come out to condemn and hold Sudanese government in Khartoum, particularly President Bashir and his groups responsible for atrocities they have committed against the people of South Sudan and the three areas,” he said.

“They only come out to condemn us when we react to aggression by the Sudanese government within our territories,” president Kiir told a crowd with placards calling for immediate border demarcation.  Read more…

 

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