Sudan condemns attack on cease-fire monitoring team in South Sudan

Source: Xinhua| 2018-12-23 02:05:59|Editor: yan
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KHARTOUM, Dec. 22 (Xinhua) -- Sudan on Saturday condemned the attack incident on a team of the cease-fire monitoring mechanism in South Sudan.

"The Sudanese government has received, with great regret and concern, the news about the heinous attack on a team of the Cease-fire and Transition Security Arrangements Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (CTSAMVM) in South Sudan during a routine mission near Juba Tuesday," Sudan's foreign ministry said in a statement Saturday.

The ministry regarded the attack as "a flagrant violation of the revitalized peace deal and cessation of hostilities agreement as well as the international agreements related to maintaining human rights. It is also a breach of the duty to protect the cease-fire monitoring mechanism, which seeks to help bring peace to South Sudan."

The statement urged the South Sudanese government to live up to its duties in pursuing the perpetrators and bringing them to justice.

Sudan reiterated importance of enabling all mechanisms and bodies established by the revitalized peace deal to perform their tasks without obstruction or delay.

On Sept. 13, South Sudan's conflicting parties signed a final peace deal in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa after negotiations brokered by Sudan government with a mandate by the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development in Africa.

The CTSAMVM is tasked with monitoring South Sudan's peace deal and cessation of hostilities.