Obama calls for talks to end row on border between rival Sudans
[Daily Nation (Kenya)] US President Barack Obama
This is a teachable moment...
on Saturday called for an end to fighting between Sudan and South Sudan and negotiations between the leaders of the two countries to settle their conflict.
"We know what needs to happen -- the government of Sudan must stop its military actions, including aerial bombardments," Obama said in a videotaped message to the people of the two countries.
|Because history demonstrates that when Muslims are bent on jihad, and the kufrs in the vicinity object, negotiations always fix the problem amicably.|
"Likewise, the government of South Sudan must end its support for gangs inside Sudan and it must cease its military actions across the border," the president added in the address released by the State Department.
"The presidents of Sudan and South Sudan must have the courage to return to the table and negotiate and resolve these issues peacefully," Obama pointed out.
The appeal came after Sudan said on Saturday its forces had chased South Sudanese troops out of its main oilfield as the South ordered an end to its 10-day occupation, a move which had sparked fears of a wider war.
|There he is, folks: The Smartest Man in the Room. And he's running for reelection, so you know what you must do,|
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