Maintain Security Pact Between Sudan and South Sudan to Prevent War

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Target: Sudan President Omar al-Bashir

Goal: Respect security pact between Sudan and South Sudan to prevent war and economic hardship

Recently, Sudan officials have threatened to shut down oil exports in neighboring country South Sudan. The two countries have been hostile to each other for years, and only recently gained some measure of peace after South Sudan officially gained independence in 2011. The two countries currently have economic and security pacts with each other, but Sudan has threatened to suspend these pacts, an act that would cause a declaration of war. Sudan must not suspend the security pact and must work to keep peace between the countries.

Sudan threatened to shut down pipelines which carry oil exports from South Sudan. The country’s reason for this hostile act is an allegation that South Sudan is supporting Sudanese rebels. South Sudan has denied these allegations, and an independent research firm has confirmed that the country has provided financial support but not weapons to the rebel groups. However, no matter what support South Sudan has given, it is not an excuse for Sudan to threaten war between the countries.

Sudan’s threat will bring economic disaster to both countries as well as officially start the war that has been kept at bay. Many groups have tried to work with the countries to keep peace, including the African Union, which mediated the security and economic pacts. If Sudan ignores these pacts, war will absolutely occur. Sudan must respect the security pact and keep peace between the two countries.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President al-Bashir:

Recently, you threatened to shut down pipelines that carry oil exports from South Sudan. You have alleged that South Sudan is supporting Sudanese rebels, but South Sudan officials have denied this claim. Shutting down these pipelines will threaten the economic and security pacts you have with South Sudan. If you do not respect these pacts, South Sudan has promised a declaration of war.

I ask you to respect the security pact with South Sudan. Your countries have had a tentative peace, and it should not be broken on an allegation. Breaking this pact will lead to war and economic disaster for both countries. Respect the pact and keep this peace.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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