SUDAN WATCH: SLA rival Abdel Wahed Mohammed al-Nur failed to meet Kiir and Minnawi for peace talks

Sunday, June 04, 2006

SLA rival Abdel Wahed Mohammed al-Nur failed to meet Kiir and Minnawi for peace talks

On Thursday it was noted here at Sudan Watch that Sudan's First VP Kiir was to meet SLM/A's Minnawi and Nur (and maybe JEM leader) within 72 hours.

Today, Reuters' Opheera McDoom reveals:
Sudanese First Vice President Salva Kiir had travelled to Yei in southern Sudan on Friday to try to reconcile Minnawi and his SLA rival Abdel Wahed Mohammed al-Nur.

But Nur refused to attend the meeting, leaving the others waiting for two days.

On Saturday Nur's faction told Reuters in Nairobi the AU had failed to mediate the conflict and called on the United Nations to take over the peace process.

"The African Union mediation team has failed to realise peace in Darfur," said Nouri Abdalla, an adviser to Nur.
I agree with Drima of Sudanese Thinker when he says:
There's no honour in the way he and the others carried out their rebellion. UN & AU Keep Your Word! and enforce the sanctions you've been talking about all along.
Note May 18 2006 Reuters report - JEM leader will have to leave Chad if he does not sign Darfur peace deal by May 31 - "Deby told Khalil that if he does not sign by May 31, he must leave Chad because the AU and UN are sanctioning non-signatories. Khalil was surprised," said a Western diplomat in the Chadian capital N'Djamena.

Jun 3 2006 TEXT- Press Release by Nur's SLM regarding AU Mediation.

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