Barack Obama who had threatened Mahmoud Abbas that Washington will veto the unilateral declaration of an independent Palestinian State in September – was the first world leader to recognize the break-away South Sudan as world’s newest state.
“I am proud to declare that the United States formally recognizes the Republic of South Sudan as a sovereign and independent state upon this day, July 9, 2011. After so much struggle by the people of South Sudan, the United States of America welcomes the birth of a new nation,” said Obama.
Khartoum has recognized the separation of South Sudan from North Sudan. Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir attended the ceremony in Juba on Saturday, marking the birth of the new African nation. The UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon, British foreign secretary William Hague and French foreign minister Alaine Juppe also attended the function.
Turkey, Egypt and Israel has also recognized the new state. South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir is known for his close relations with Tel Aviv. Israel is going to use South Sudan as ‘Zionist proxy’ in Africa to fight Iranian influence.
The US Ambassador to the United Nations, Israel-Firster Dr. Susan Rice lead the delegation to Juba consisting of Gen. Colin Powell, Rep. Donald Payne, Johnnie Carson, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs, and Princeton Lyman, the US Special Envoy to Sudan, Brooke Anderson, Deputy National Security Advisor, Donald Steinberg, Deputy Administrator, USAID; and General Carter Ham, Commander, US Africa Command.
Analysts say the priority for Khartoum will be to negotiate a favourable deal on oil revenue, as most oilfields lie in the south. At present, the revenues are being shared equally. Khartoum has some leverage, as most of the oil pipelines flow north to Port Sudan on the Red Sea.
A new law passed by the National Assembly in Khartoum has withdrawn Sudanese citizenship from estimated one million southerners.
Omar Hassan al-Bashir visited both Islamic Republic and China. He attended the anti-terrorism conference in Tehran. Omar’s visit irked Newt Gingrich, a Jewish Lobby’s poodle and US presidential candidate. He wrote in Human Events (July 6, 2011) that the conference which designated both the US and Israel being the world’s greatest terrorist states – was “a diplomatic defeat for President Obama and America“.
Sudan and Egypt have great strategic importance for the Zionist entity due to their shared Nile water which is needed for the development of new Jewish settlements on the lands stolen from native Arabs. According to Muriel Mirak-Weissbach of the Schiller Institute, most of Israeli invasion of its Arab neighbors (Lebanon, Egypt and Syria) had been to occupy and exploit their water sources.
Several American Jewish groups have been demonizing Muslim-majority government in Khartoum for decades to serve Israeli interests in Africa. They used the Zionist-controlled mainstream media to spread their propaganda lies about human rights abuses in Sudan just like they did in case of Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Libya and Nigeria. On the other hand, Israel armed and trained rebels fighting against Khortoum. Jewish Lobby also used International Criminal Court to convict Sudanese President for war crimes while ICC had refused to prosecute Israeli mass-murders.
In April 2006, Israeli daily Jerusalem Post had boasted that the ‘Save Darfur’ project was a brainchild of 15 Jewish groups who were able to siphoned $50 million to fund illegal Jewish settlements in Israel.
Fahmi Howeidi asked in Khaleej Times: “Israelis can tell the whole story of Sudan’s division – they wrote the script and trained the actorrs“.