South Darfur province commanders from the rebel JEM said today they fully supported the Darfur Peace Agreement, Xinhua
(via COMTEX and ReliefWeb) reported - excerpt:
In a letter to AU Commission Chair Konare and chief mediator for the Darfur peace talks, Salim Ahmed Salim, they expressed belief that the peace agreement "has satisfied the aspirations of our people of Darfur."
"Therefore we have chosen to fully support the DPA and ready to implement its political, military, humanitarian and security requirements and arrangements, and to sign this document anytime anywhere we requested to do so," the letter quoted Abdullrahiem Adam Abdullrahiem Abu Reeshah, JEM secretary for South Darfur, as saying.
"We believe that war is only a means that leads eventually to peace, and not a goal in itself."