Democracy Now: Sudan Accused of Declaring War Against Southern Neighbor
Tension appears to be rapidly escalating between Sudan and South Sudan in a conflict over oil profits and territorial disputes. Earlier today, South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir said Khartoum had “declared war” on his country. Kiir made the comment during a visit to China. On Monday, Sudanese warplanes bombed a market in the capital of South Sudan’s oil-producing Unity State. Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir ruled out negotiations with South Sudan.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir: “There will be no negotiations with those people. Our talk with them will be through guns and ammunition because this is the only language they understand. They understand nothing except that. We came here to convey the Sudanese people’s thanks, to say thank you for this great victory, and you made Sudan a proud nation.”