Sudan may suspend more pacts with S Sudan
10 June 2013, 11:19
Khartoum - Sudan's spy chief warns his country will suspend
nine agreements reached earlier this year with South Sudan if it continues to support
rebels fighting to topple the Khartoum government.
Mohammed Atta al-Moula's comments come a day after Sudanese
President Omar al-Bashir ordered the closure of pipelines exporting oil from
Al-Moula held a rare news conference Sunday, saying that
other agreements involving security and economic pacts would be suspended with
South Sudan if the country does not halt its support of rebels in Sudan.
He says shutting down the oil pipelines could take up two
months, citing technical reasons.
The delay suggests Khartoum is willing to give South Sudan
time to resolve the dispute.
South Sudan, which became independent of Khartoum in 2011,
has denied supporting rebels.