SUDAN WATCH: SLA's Abdel Wahed Mohamed al-Nur rejects the whole Darfur Peace Agreement, wants UN mediation

Saturday, June 03, 2006

SLA's Abdel Wahed Mohamed al-Nur rejects the whole Darfur Peace Agreement, wants UN mediation

This is what the Darfur rebels have wanted all along, for UN mediators to replace AU mediators and for the UN to take over the AU Mission in Darfur. The following report by Reuters points out what has been said by the UN all along, that the demand for UN mediated talks is unlikely to be met as the UN has supported the AU and the accord it brokered. Excerpt:
"The African Union mediation team has failed to realise peace in Darfur," said Nouri Abdalla, an adviser to Nur.

"The whole Darfur file, with regard to resolving the conflict in Darfur, we are asking the United Nations to take over the file," he told Reuters in the Kenyan capital Nairobi.

The demand is unlikely to be met as the United Nations has supported the AU and the accord it brokered.

"The SLA has decided that any extension to the deadline to sign the proposed DPA (Darfur Peace Agreement) is a waste of time and unacceptable," Abdalla said.

"We asked for supplementary documents to be attached to the proposed DPA, and if that happened, our key fundamental demand, we were going to sign it," Abdalla said.

"What we are saying right now is that we are rejecting the whole agreement altogether."

He said the AU had failed because it was selective in applying pressure on the rebels to sign the peace Darfur deal.
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June 3 2006 Aljazeera/Agencies report - Darfur rebel faction rejects AU role: "The AU has absolutely and miserably failed in its efforts to mediate the fighting in Darfur," said Nouri Abdalla, an adviser to al-Nur. "It is time it hands over the whole Darfur mediation file to the United Nations."

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