Sudan calls on US to stop ‘carrot and stick policy’

June 16th, 2011 - 5:52 am ICT by IANS  

Barack Obama Khartoum, June 16 (IANS) The Sudanese government has called on the US administration to stop its “carrot and stick policy” that it has been using in dealing with the political issues in Sudan, Xinhua reported Thursday.

“The Sudanese government does not perform its responsibilities in desire for normalisation or in fear of sanctions, and the US administration should cease its carrot and stick policy which it has kept practicing,” said El-Obaid Ahmed Marawah, spokesman of the Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement Wednesday.

“The Sudanese government is aware of its responsibilities towards peace and stability in all parts of the country….”

US President Barack Obama Wednesday called on the conflicting parties in Sudan to end the bloody violence threatening the Comprehensive Peace Agreement(CPA).

Obama urged the leaders of north and south Sudan to “live up to their responsibilities,” calling on the Khartoum government to “prevent a further escalation of this crisis by ceasing its military actions immediately, including aerial bombardments, forced displacements and campaigns of intimidation.”

CPA was a set of agreements culminating in January 2005 that were signed between the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) and the Government of Sudan. The CPA was meant to end the second Sudanese Civil War , develop democratic governance countrywide and share oil revenues.

The relations between north and south Sudan are witnessing mounting tensions in the wake of armed clashes in South Kordofan State and the Abyei area on the border between the two sides.

The tensions between the two sides have risen at a time when South Sudan is getting ready to be officially declared independent July 9.

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