KHARTOUM — Sudan on Saturday said there may be “some difficulties” implementing a United Nations resolution that aims to end weeks of border fighting and resolve outstanding issues with South Sudan.
The foreign ministry said it had confirmed in writing to the UN Security Council and the African Union its commitment to stopping hostilities under the resolution approved on Wednesday.
But it also told them that Sudan had certain reservations “which may create some difficulties in fully implementing” it, a ministry statement said without elaborating.
Magdi El Gizouli, a fellow at the Rift Valley Institute, a non-profit research group, said that although Sudan‘s foreign ministry sees the UN resolution as “something they could work with,” there is high-level opposition within the ruling National Congress Party.
“Of course, this is an ominous sign,” the Sudanese analyst told AFP from his base in Germany.
Philip Aguer, a South Sudan army spokesman, also said Khartoum “is divided between those who want war and those who want peace, unlike South Sudan that has accepted the UN Security Council resolution.”
Speaking on Friday on the official Radio Omdurman, Khartoum’s Foreign Minister Ali Karti said “some people” within Sudan
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