A new and authoritative translation of minutes taken at the August 31 meeting of the Khartoum’s regime’s senior military and security officials is offered here for the first time; the translator, a native Arabic speaker/writer—with experience in Khartoum and a knowledge of the security apparatus—presents a document that is even more compelling in its account of atrocity crimes contemplated for the Nuba Mountains, Blue Nile, and Darfur; the regime’s plans to conduct fraudulent national elections; and the grim commitment to “improving” security within Sudan’s already highly repressive political environment. This translation makes the thinking of these brutal men even more accessible, and clarifies opaque spots in the first (and heretofore only) translation. Further expert analyses over the past several weeks—by academics familiar with the regime, intelligence and security personnel, and Sudanese in the diaspora—have consistently found the Arabic document containing the minutes of the August 31 meeting to be authentic.
(For a fuller account of the question of authenticity and the views of a number of experts, see: http://wp.me/p45rOG-1w5)
Eric Reeves, 22 October 2014
Republic of Sudan
National Intelligence & Security Services / Central Security Department
Department of Military Services
To: Lt. Gen. Osman Taj-asir, Chief of Central Security
Peace, mercy and blessing of Allah be upon you,
Enclosed please find minutes from:
1) Joint Military and Security Committee Meeting held at the National Defense College on 31/08/2014.
2) Meeting to support Hamas held at the Sudan Islamist Scholars Council on 31/08/2014
Signed: Security General Abd el-Wahab Al-Rashid
In the name of Allah most gracious and most merciful
Minutes of the Military and Security Committee meeting held at the National Defense College, Sunday 31/08/2014
- x Major General Bakry welcomed the attendees.
- x Detailed analytical presentation of the SRF statement no. 20 – 25/08/2014
- x Reports and Activities: Presentation of the Paris Declaration signed by the SRF andAl-Mahdi on 18/08/2014
- x Report on Sadiq al-Mahdi’s visits to and meetings in Cairo, UAE and Addis-Ababa. xSurveillance reports on the activities, contacts and meetings of the RebelLeadership.ü Meeting Agenda:
- Impact of the Paris Declaration and SRF Statement.
- Acceptable and prohibited Shiite activities in Sudan.
- President Mbeki’s role in the Sudan issues.
- Elections, Dialogue and Negotiation are the priority.
- The New Sudan Project and its impact on national security and economic activities.
1. Major General Bakry Hasan Salih – First Vice President of the Republic of Sudan
2. Major General Abdal-Rahim Mohammed Hussein – Minister of Defense
3. Major General Mohammed Atta – Director General NISS
4. Major General Hashim OsmanAl-Hussein – Director General of Police
5. Major General Hashim Abdalla Mohammed – Chief of Joint Staff
6. General Engineer Imadal-DinAdawy – Chief of Joint Operations
7. Professor Ibrahim Ghandur – Deputy of NCP
8. General Yehia Mohammed Kheir – Minister of State for Defense
9. General Siddiq Amer – Director General of Intelligence and Security
10. General Al-Rashid Faqiri – Director of National Security
11. General Abdalla al-Jaili – PDF General Coordinator
12. General Abd al-Qadir Mohammed Zeen – National Service Coordinator
13. General Salah al-Tayib – DDR Commissioner
14. Dr. Mustafa Osman Ismail – Political Secretary – NCP
• Dr. Mustafa Osman Ismail, Political Secretary-NCP:
We have an economic crisis, on one hand, which necessitates radical solutions that will alleviate the suffering of our people, and create alternatives enabling us to control the market. Specially that we are approaching elections (April 2015) and National Dialogue and we do not want those of poor character to take advantage of this and incite demonstrations like what happened last September.
On the other hand, the political crisis we face is created by the ramifications of the New Sudan project, which is based on racism, tribalism, and endless wars. The South has been separated, then, the cycle of conflict was repeated based on racial issues. This has to be countered and stopped from spreading. It constitutes a real threat and has hindered all investment projects according to the economic indicators. The crisis is nourished by many factors: the on-going war in Darfur and the two areas, the inter-tribal conflicts in Darfur and Kordofan, the recent diplomatic activities of the SRF in Europe and Addis Ababa and their impact on the internal opposition, the national dialogue and our regional and international relations. All these attempts seek the destruction of the national structures, putting an end to the Islamist rule, restructuring the political scene, and sending all the Islamist leaders to courts for trial. So, should we allow this drama to go on and endanger our national security and political future? Their plan is to see that the elections do not take place. Therefore, we must support all the efforts done by Mbeki. But I am not optimistic that they will agree to the Mbeki option, because all of them have adopted the New Sudan Project…
Naturally, we must analyze the crisis which aims to dismantle the Salvation Front through the Transitional Government overseeing a constitutional conference based on The Paris Declaration as part of several political steps towards accomplishing the plan to isolate the NCP. These steps are divided to regional, national and internal blockades using Sadiq al- Mahdi in the destructive and questionable opposition movement, without regard to the welfare of his party and its leaders.
They consider the recently signed Paris Declaration a new political fact in the political crisis. It paves the way for them to overthrow the ruling regime. It is the door to National Dialogue upon which they can build the restructuring of the state. Their dream of uniting the opposition and making the decision to remove the Islamic Movement from power is growing with the passing of time. But they only have a limited time-span to ensure the failure of the internal dialogue and elections, for fear of our gaining legitimacy for five years. They will turn the election process to disorder and instability that is beyond the control of the government. The SRF will have achieved their goals by using the political parties to destroy Sudan without the latter being aware of the plans of the SRF and their supporters. We have started taking political, media and diplomatic measures to confuse their plans and counter every step they take. We have approached all the political parties who are loyal to us and agreed to hold the elections according to schedule. They will participate in the elections and we promised to increase the financial support to enable them to meet the costs of holding the dialogue conferences and participation in the elections. We emphasized that the negotiations concerning the two areas and the Doha platform for Darfur should be a joint and a well-coordinated effort. We also refused to move the negotiations outside the country, they should be held internally under the chairmanship of the President. We will not recognize the SRF and shall continue to work on freeing the areas they control. We shall confirm the patriotism of the army and change the stereotype image of the Rapid Support Forces and encourage the youth to join the armed forces.
The number of the political parties who are loyal to us is big enough to give us the required legitimacy. We keep the opposition, the Consensus Forces (CF), to preserve our image in in the eyes of the international and regional public opinion. We said that we have opposition parties inside and no one thought of talking to them. We benefit from the contradictions between Sadiq al-Mahdy and the Consensus Forces and the other bodies which are not part of the Kauda alliance and the dominance of the public movement over the armed militias. The meetings in Addis Ababa with the militias are just a matter of public relations. There is no Party that could force us to negotiate with them together with the SRF. Whoever wants to negotiate must go to Doha, or Addis Ababa for the two areas. The national/internal dialogue is held according to our terms of cease weapons and we have said that the parties participating in the dialogue may approach the militias to convince them to come without any prior conditions.
Our economy needs a firm stand, and there are many obstacles. During my visit to Cairo I met several officials and we discussed the issues of relationships and obstacles. The Egyptians have concerns about the Brotherhood in Sudan. I asked them to stop the activity of the Militias and opposition and in return I will promise to work with them to control the activities of the Brotherhood. Our brothers in the Gulf States complained about the spread of Shi’ism and the expansion of the Iranian influence in Sudan, which are the reasons why their countries refuse to invest in Sudan. They said they request a balanced relationship compared to Iran.
In my personal view our relationship with Iran is strategic in the areas of defense and security… but allowing them to operate more than 200 cultural centers that are proselytizing Sh’ism creates many problems with the other radical Islamic Sunni groups, given the fact that we have many Islamic Sunni Salafi organizations belonging to different radical groups from all over the world. We need to strike a balance in our relationship with the Gulf States and Iran. I suggest that we maintain good relations with the Gulf States in principle, yet work strategically with Iran, in total secrecy and on a limited scale, through the MI and security. Thus, diplomatic relationships remain the same.
I have met with the president and presented to him a report on how we can improve our relations with the Gulf States without affecting our strategic alliance with Iran. We agreed to consult with the Iranian leadership before we take any action. So, the president assigned each person his role and we reached an agreement to halt the promotion of the Shiia cultural centers, without affecting the Cultural Chancellery and the Diplomatic Missions.
We can also win the Gulf States and work closely with them in order to read their minds and plans. We can find out whether they are intending to support us or just conspiring to spoil our relationship with Iran and expose our back to the enemy. Iran will benefit, either way, and we will come to know the Moderation Axis and build a real strategy for cooperating with them. We have security and political agreements with Iran and they might refuse the suggestion of fresh relationships with the Gulf States, especially that Saudi has concerns regarding the Iranian military presence in Sudan. If they become aware of our moves they may encourage investments and open the Saudi banks to transactions with Sudanese banks in terms of letters of credit for export/import traders and the expatriate’s transfers to their relatives which will harm the economy for lack of sufficient guarantees.
Priorities need to be defined as soon as possible, and we should seek to take the initiative in order to block the way in front of the conspiracies that are being woven against us. It will make the mere consideration of the options for overthrowing us very difficult, and the cost of any attempt to change our regime very high. Those who think to go out and demonstrate against us must know that their lives will be the price of the change. Therefore, the only option now is a dialogue that leads to conducting the elections on schedule and without postponement for any reason whatsoever.
I met the EU ambassadors and all of them support the political reforms. They donated $18 million for education programs in Darfur. They also requested a visit to Darfur, which I informed them will be permissible.
• General Salah al-Tayeb, DDR Commissioner
I concur with brother Mustafa, we should set our military and security relationships with Iran apart. Our brotherly and diplomatic ties with Saudi Arabia and Emirates should not be effected especially now when axis, polarization and alliance policies have surfaced in the region, and given the fact that three million Sudanese citizens are working in the Gulf States.
The efforts of the militias and the Imam were to no avail. They do not know where to turn. The Paris Declaration did not help them, Addis Ababa was not fruitful, yet they are still heading in the direction of Africa. The forces on the ground are what matters. The armed movements lost some of their field commanders and cadres in the war and we continue our efforts to dismantle them. In this respect, we have managed to absorb 1,350 JEM soldiers and officers, and we dismissed the rest by paying each one of them fifty million and a promise to establish permanent income generating projects for them.
On the other hand, all the young men from South Kordofan and Blue Nile, in all the states, have joined the RSF (Janjaweed) with the aim to expel the rebels and help their relatives quit the refugee camps and return to their homes. We shall develop and strengthen our political relations with their leadership in the person of Bakhit Dabjo. They constitute a true support to the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) in Darfur. We received and deployed them to certain camps and assigned the best officers to train them and change their military doctrine. Dabjo said he has contacts with the SLM and Jibril movements and we shall benefit from these connections. Daniel Codi was able to bring in officers and soldiers, and he has more people in the mountains. Abd al-Baqi Qirfa, has officers, soldiers and other men. We told them that we will integrate anybody they bring and we shall secure their future. The Blue Nile rebels, Kmendan and Abbas are working hard to bring fighters. What we know is that all the armed movements are falling apart. Having the elections on time is a psychological factor to be used against all the armed movements and leads to the inevitable end of the New Sudan Project. They do not trust Mbeki. AU representative, Abdul, told me that Malik and Yasir have complained against him to the Ethiopian President and the American envoy.
• General Abd al-Qadir Mohammed Zeen, National Service Coordinator:
The balance in our relationship with Iran on one side and the Gulf States on the other side is important, but my question is: Will Saudi Arabia change its position after it has classified the Muslim Brothers as terrorists? On the other hand, our relationship with Iran is linked to our relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood International Organization. Accordingly, we must consult with Iran and the rest of our Islamist group, before taking any step in this regard, specially that the relationship with the SA Kingdom is not guaranteed, despite their knowledge that we are in a position to threaten their rule.
I agree to dividing and dispersing these armed movements and the continuation of the military operations against them.
The Egyptians have no choice but to establish special relations with us, given the victory of the Islamists in the battle for Tripoli despite Egyptian support to Gen. Haftar and the air strikes which failed to achieve their goals. These are useful cards in hand and we should use them properly.
We must preserve the internal opposition and deter any one who even thinks of causing instability. This year we have trained strategic battalions in the different states to protect the elections and assist the police in suppressing any such activities that may be carried out by the rebellion or the supporters of the New Sudan Project Yasir has contacts with Youth and Women groups urging them to organize and participate in the demonstrations in order to sabotage the coming elections.
• General Abdalla al-Jaili, PDF General Coordinator:
We have been targeted for the last twenty-five years because of our relationship with Iran. Both revolutions are committed to Islam. There is no country, other than Iran, who has the courage to say no to the whole West. Iran is an essential partner to the National Salvation Revolution. It was Iran who provided us with free and unlimited support, whereas Saudi Arabia was supporting Garang and the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). We shall be testing the credibility of these Gulf States, despite my belief that they are pro-America.
The Paris Declaration is part of a big conspiracy contrived against us. None of its articles show good intentions nor do they conform to the principle of united diversity Al-Mahdi has declared. We shall not recognize it. Instead, we shall confront it, through political and media campaigns among our cadres and party members disregarding any conclusions from the meetings of the armed movements who are seeking recognition and legitimacy through dialogue or negotiations. We must deny them any legitimacy. We also reject any solution that combines Darfur with the two areas. The movements are on the path to being dismantled. We can be patient for a year or two because things change with the passing of time. The statement issued at their last meeting which was held on the 20th, mentioned overthrowing the regime and the criminal court and they condemned the regime. After that they retracted for the sake of Sadiq al-Mahdi. They have realized their own weakness. They relied on the foreigners and shall continue to wait.
There is a recent awakening among the Darfur movements in agreement with us. They have accepted people into the security system and have become a real addition to the efforts against the rebellion. There is a desire in the two areas to join the PDF, and this year is our best year. We trained and graduated 80 batches in all the states (different ages), and three Brigades are ready for combat in order to protect the elections. The rebellion must be firmly confronted, and we will open fire on any demonstrations or uprising. The security of the country is a red line and those who are interested in the New Sudan Project should go to the South.
• General Al-Rashiid Faqiri, Director of National Security:
We have started our preparations for the elections six months ago. We have also increased the number of our agents within the other political parties in the country. We managed to increase our presence (membership) in each party’s political bureau to two thirds of its members with the aim to influence the decision making process in each party to our favor. The Opposition political parties were 34. We have 17, twenty (20) who are members of the National Consensus Forces (NCF) and eighty (80) Government parties. The majority of the leaders of these parties are with us. We have the loyalty of the majority of the members from the base to the top in each and every political party. Even the Umma (National) Party is infiltrated to the extent that we dominate the decision-making process within the party.
But a new development took place: Sadiq al-Mahdi removed the responsibility for the liaison with the armed movements from Siddiiq Ismail and gave it to Mohammed Abdalla al- Duma. We must all work on returning the liaison file to Siddiiq Ismail. We must put pressure on Sadiq’s family, through his children, to bring him back to Sudan. We will grant him pardon provided that he disowns the Paris Declaration and severs any relations with the SRF. Naturally, Sadiq, as time passes, will learn that all what Kheir Magdy has done was utilized for the sake of the SRF agenda. It has given them back what they had lost in battle. I’m sure that, with little diplomatic, political and media effort, we will achieve that, especially when Sadiq sees the failure of the rebels’ conspiracies inside the country and on the operation field.
Regarding the rebels, we are monitoring all their movements, private affairs with women, the type of alcohol preferred by each one, and what big stories they make up when drunk. We have ladies who are always in contact with them. The ladies managed to send us their e-mails, telephone numbers, Skype and WhatsApp accounts, and all other means of communications they use. We are now able to infiltrate them electronically and monitor all their activities and contacts with people inside the country. Yasir Aarman has more contacts with the interior, coordinating with a group on WhatsApp which we have infiltrated. They have contact with a group of youth and women to support the September demonstrations. This was confirmed through monitoring communication from the Cairo office. Regarding monitoring the activities abroad, we are now concentrating on the SPLM. Because we believe that, if we managed to destroy their operations sector, the threat to our rule will vanish. Our plan to destroy the SPLM is composed of three scenarios:
- 1st Scenario: cadres and leaders infiltrate SPLM offices and branches. The danger areas were defined as the Refugee Camps, Liberated areas, South Sudan, Uganda, and Ethiopia. These pose the greatest threat to us. So, we instructed our cadres to stay there under various covers (Business, etc…) in order to provide finances for the existing cadres and recruit more elements.
- Another plan is that we detain some of our cadres, with their consent, and put them in a safe place for some time, then we have some organizations and independent political figures campaign for their release. The aim is that when our collaborator is freed, he will get protection from the UN agencies and will be granted asylum in another country as a refugee. Moreover he will be supported and cared for by these organizations. When he settles in that country, he can infiltrate the movements’ offices in that country. After that we contact him to get regular reports about the activities of the SPLM chapters. We managed to send many such collaborators to most countries.
• Some collaborators are sent to the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa to monitor SPLM activities, such as: who do they meet, their impressions, their understanding of the internal affairs, etc… Our elements use different means to collect strategic information plus defining the elements of strength and weakness in the SPLM.
Hamed al-Aghbash’s movements have been monitored. We have people who spotted him in Ethiopia, and they contact him through the different means of communication. The rebels always distrust the people around them, and we have dealt with them based on this understanding. We have our cadres resort to building friendly relationships, and they document everything with photos. They must be active, communicating with everybody and collecting strategic information.
We are also working on creating financial disputes and planting suspicion among the Nubians in order to destroy the Mountain Trade and Development Bank. This bank supports the war effort in the whole of Sudan for all the funding for the SRF is in this bank. It offers business loans for the supporters of the rebellion and serves the members of the movement. This bank constitutes a greater threat than the SPLM itself.
Currently we are working on causing differences and divisions among the leaders of the SRF. For instance between Ben and Yaser, there are factors that allow us to interfere. Between Minawi, Al-Toum Hejo and Nasr al-Din, and then Minawi and the Front, after that Yaser and the cadres of the movement in the two areas, also a dispute between Al-Helu and field commanders from the Mountains, then Malik and field commanders, also a conflict between the cadres and the triple leadership where some cadres side with the leadership until the split is achieved in an outstanding manner.
We draw Al-Mahdi to come back and we offer jobs to the people in the east specially that Said Abu Amna is weak and has desired a constitutional position since his problems with Aila. Gen. El-Hady Mustafa said he will try to open a communication channel between him and the Democratic Union, our strong people, Ahmed Saad, Omar Al Sharif and Helal whom he met with and they expressed their support and he promised them a position in the government after the elections. We work on weakening the groups opposing them inside the union. Our Cadres inside the Consensus group discourage them from embracing the Paris Declaration. They constantly question what will happen if the Declaration fails, and they encourage deliberation in supporting the Declaration.
Our people have met with Bishri and Abd al-Rahman Al-Sadiq. They told them that the Party is their legacy and they should bring their father back now that he has become old and if they leave him the movements might take advantage of him. They also explained that he does not know the agendas of the movements and they suggested a meeting with General Abd al-Baqi Qirfa and Brigadier Bakhit Dabjo to hear from them the real reasons for war and who supports it and why and whether they accept the division of Sudan. They agreed to this meeting and listened to the explanations. We are certain after this meeting took place that Al-Sadiq’s family will bring him back sooner or later.
They must be divided in the same way the movement in the south was divided. We have studied the psychological tendencies of the SPLM cadres and leadership, also the movement locations and the division of the active and educated cadres and those with tribal dimensions. We made lists of the vertical and horizontal relationships between the cadres of these movements. This will help us launch a psychological campaign of rumors against them to see that, they got divided like the SPLM in the South.
All the embassies and chanceries in Khartoum are infiltrated and our elements report to us who goes in or out. In order to foil the New Sudan Project, we are watching closely all political party activities. When we discover that a politician is going abroad to meet the rebels we usually stop him from travelling.
• General Siddiq Amer, Director General of Intelligence and Security:
I agree to all what has been said. My comment concerns our relationship with Saudi Arabia and Emirates on one side and Iran on the other side. We are capable of misleading the Gulf States by taking open, declared steps and procedures towards improving diplomatic relations with them. They are backed by the Americans and Israel and have concerns regarding our relationship with Iran which is beneficial to us, because Iran is our biggest ally in the region, in terms of the cooperation in the areas of intelligence and military industrial production. We have relations with all the Islamic Movements world-wide and we represent a door for Iran to all these Islamic groups.
Currently, the Arab World got divided into two axis or alliances, the Resistance axis and the Moderate axis. We must have a foot hold in both camps. This situation became apparent when we nominated General Mahjoub Sharafi as ambassador to Cairo so he could supervise the activities of the Islamic Movements in the Arab countries in North Africa and monitor the Sudanese Opposition activities in Egypt. The Egyptians rejected him and we understood the message. Again the Egyptians want us to take the side of Saudi Arabia and the Emirates. Before that, the Egyptians held the funds intended for our embassy, at Cairo Airport. We told them that, we are not in a position to transfer the money through a bank. One of them said: “But Saudi Arabia can solve this problem of money transfer.” This is the second message.
In my opinion we should not leave Saudi Arabia and the Emirates to receive Sadiq al-Mahdi and allow the SRF activities. We should confront them and present to them the evidence: audio tapes, names of intelligence officers and contact persons proving that they, Saudi Arabia and Emirates, are the ones who financed Sept. 2014 uprising and demonstrations in Khartoum to bring our government down. They are always attempting to recruit Islamic leaders and it happened that, they contacted two of our officers – Brigadier Generals – and met with them here in Khartoum. Before that meeting, Mohammed Atta and I, met with the two officers and encouraged them to meet the Saudis to find out what they want. We provided them with complete security guarantees against questioning by any one.
After five meetings with the Saudis the two officers reported to us that hose meeting with them wanted Islamist officers who are pro-Saudi Arabia to carry out a coup. The President, the Chief of Staff, Minister of Defense, Security Chiefs and Public Security were all informed of this taking place. Then we all agreed not to take any action that may disturb the relation with the Saudi Kingdom since we are in control of the situation. At the end the two Brigadiers told them that, carrying out a coup is difficult, because all the current army officers and the Islamic Movement Members are elements of the Public Security Agency. We managed through the two officers to follow the threats coming from the side of Saudi Arabia to our regime.
I, think we should improve the relation with the Saudis and benefit from them, but it must be clear that, they are not trustworthy. At the same time we maintain our strategic relationship with Iran.
Let us continue to dismantle the armed movements. The mechanisms to do that are already in place and working. This year the Sudan People’s Army (SPLA) managed to cultivate large areas in South Kordofan State. We must not allow them to harvest these crops. Good harvest means supplies for the war effort. We must starve them, so that, commanders and civilians desert them and then we can recruit the deserters to use them in the war to defeat the rebels.
We are the only country in the world that will not be affected by the conflicts taking place between Sunni Islamic groups and the Shiia. We have succeeded in maintaining good relations with all Islamic groups, through the cover of social organizations, and not through the state institutions. The secret of the strength of the National Salvation Revolution (NCP) Government lies in the smooth management of the alliance with Shiia of Iran on one side and the alliance with the Sunni Islamic groups on the other side. Any negligence or failure to maintain this fragile relation between the Sunni and Shiia, will be disastrous.
The South is still supporting the rebels with the aim to overthrow our government and change all of Sudan. In order to counter that danger, we are employing a plan to infiltrate and empty the refugee camps, recruit field commanders and train the locals in the affected areas to fight and defeat the rebellion.
The Saudi Military attaché paid me a visit, and told me that his government is ready for military cooperation with us, and they are ready to supply whatever logistics needed by SAF. The aim is to promote that relation, into full cooperation between the two governments. He said we are the closest people to you. I told him that, you are cooperating with America to the maximum in the region without consideration of the rights of others. Also the Emirates military attaché visits us regularly and we listen to him.
My opinion is that, the Shiia religious activities may cause conflict, particularly in the presence of the Salafi Sunni Movements, Muslim Brothers, Sunna Suporters (Ansar al Sunna), Sharia Supporters (Ansar Sharia), People of the Holy Book, Hijra and Tableegh (messengers) group, Tahrir Party Group, Caliphate State and the Daawa Supporters. We don’t want confrontations to happen which may cause us to lose both (Shiia and Sunnis). We must explain to the Iran M.I. the threats we face, they will understand, and we will benefit. At the same time we tell the Saudis that we are taking your side.
We have intensified the work to train and graduate Libyan M.I. cadres. Currently, they are doing an advanced course on Internet operation, deciphering of codes, interception of telephones and wireless radios. Their leadership requested us to train and establish for them a strong M.I. system.
• General Yehya Mohammed Kheir, Minister of State for Defense:
The major strength in the alliance between the rebels and Sadiq al-Mahdi is the SPLM. They benefit the most from the alliance politically, diplomatically and media wise due to the presence of three of its most important political and military leaders. The SPLM is trying to repeat the same scenario done by Garang in the Asmara conference for substantive issues. We should be aware of the SPLM tactics. In the past, if Garang lost a battle in the field, he attacked another area and made a political move. They are losing in the field, but trying to raise the morale of their forces by signing the Paris Declaration and postponing their internal problems.
We must defeat the movement and push it out of the two areas. We shall not recognize any Paris Declaration, because it is a hostile agreement and reflects a conspiracy designed by the enemies of Sudan. The negotiations will be confined to the two areas only (South Kordofan and Blue Nile). The Darfur movements have lost their power. Yet, if they want negotiations let them go to Doha.
This year will mark the end of the rebellion, because we shall send a huge force to attack from all directions. We shall take them by surprise, by sending forces from Nuba Mountains, Blue Nile and Darfur.in an offensive by both land and air, carried out by people from the movement in this area who have joined the security forces. We shall turn them into a political opposition that is easy to dismantle.
Our relationship with Iran is strategic. We will inform them of our intention to close down their cultural centers for security reasons; because there is a threat to these centers from some Sunni radical groups who may target them and cause conflict. But again we must take a similar step towards the Wahabi group, to avoid any misinterpretation by the Iranians of these measures as targeting only the Shiite group. In which case, the Sudanese Shiia will be pushed to go underground and operate secretly, and this can pose a greater threat. Any limited and temporary step we take, to serve and secure our interests with the Saudis and Gulf States is welcome. But we should not rush into anything, because they have made an attempt to change our government, when they supported Sept. 2013 demonstrations. It was an offending action by Saudis that we cannot forget. They were afraid, thinking that we will react by supporting some radical groups in their country, since we have not pointed our finger to anybody.
During the Air-force exhibition in Dubai, I, met some Saudi Arabia and Emirates officers who talked a lot about the Sept. 2013 uprising in an attempt to find out the impact of those demonstrations on us, pretending to be sympathetic, but their real intention was to discover whether we are aware about their involvement in those events.
The Gulf States have only very weak information about the terrorist groups that are based in Libya, Somalia, Nigeria, Mali, North Africa Arab Countries and Afghanistan, because
there is a lot of tension in their relations with these radical groups. They want us to cooperate with them in the war against terrorism, because the radical groups constitute a direct threat to them. Their relation with ISIS, Nusra Front, Muslim Brothers and Palestine Islamic Movement is even weaker. We will not sacrifice our relations with the Islamists and Iran for a relationship with the Saudis and the Gulf States. What is possible is a relationship that serves our mutual economic interests in terms of investment and employment.
The Egyptians are to improve their relationship with us. They have all the information regarding our opposition in Egypt, their activities, meetings and relationships with the embassies in Egypt. We, in turn, shall prevent the Muslim Brothers and the radical groups in Libya from attacking Egyptian installations. This position must be applied to the Saudi Kingdom, the Emirates and even America. We offer our cooperation with them in the war against terrorism in exchange for their ceasing their support of the armed movements in the international forums. Our intelligence and security files can play a role in the improvement of our economy and diplomatic relations. They can also be used to abort the conspiracies of the rebellion against us. The victory of our people in Libya is an indication that we will also achieve victory over the New Sudan Project.
• General Imad al-Din Adawy, Chief of Joint Operations:
I consent to all what was said by the Commanders, and I see that it should be turned immediately into resolutions for implementation.
I would like to talk about the military achievements scored by the operations staff. We have managed to secure the borders with Ethiopia and have already signed an agreement to form a joint force covering the borders between the two countries, exchange of information, prevention of any armed action from either country, and playing a role in the protection of El Nahda Dam (Renaissance Dam). This agreement is beneficiary to us, because it allows our activities on the Ethiopian side of the border through monitoring of the refugees on Ethiopian land. We can recruit Ethiopian soldiers to collect and supply us with the necessary information about SPLA-N camps in Yabus and other areas so we can strike them by air force.
This agreement also caused the annoyance of the Egyptians who considered it a military pact signed against their interests in the waters of the Blue Nile. That prompted them to concede with us and they decided to prevent Ali Mahmud Hasaneen (Sudanese Opposition Leader) from holding his party’s convention in Cairo as a sign of good will. On top of that, they rushed to open the Occhett Crossing at the border near Halfa and they extended an invitation to the President to visit Egypt. This means lifting the ban on the Muslim Brothers. We must take advantage of this change in the position of the Egyptian government and ask them to control and limit Sadiq al-Mahdi and other opposition leaders’ activities in Cairo. We also expect President Sisi to help improve our relation with the Gulf States in exchange for securing his country against the Muslim Brothers, conducting a peace pact between the Muslim Brothers and the regime and finding a way to cease confrontations, at least for the time being.
Our joint forces with Tchad are in their best state. The Libyan border is totally secured, specially after the victory of our allies (Libya Dawn Forces) in Tripoli. We managed to deliver to them the weapons and military equipment donated by Qatar and Turkey and we formed a joint operations room with them under one of the colonels in order to coordinate and administer the military operations. Turkey and Qatar provided us with information in favor of the revolutionaries on top of the information collected by our own agents so they can control the whole country.
The greatest threat to us is from South Sudan. They are refusing to agree on drawing the Zero Line. We suggested the formation of joint forces along the border line, but they refused that too. They are still supporting the two divisions of Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile. Accordingly, we must provide Reik’s forces with great support in order to wage the war against Juba and clean the whole of Greater Upper Nile area. During their visit to Khartoum, Reik and Taaban reported to us everything about the logistical support from Juba to the rebels, the route of supply and who transports it to them. They also gave us information about the meetings held between Juba and the rebels in regards to the disengagement, the support Salva Kiir gives to the two divisions and his intentions towards us in Khartoum; also the presence of the Americans and the Israelis in Juba and the support they provide, in addition to Musevini’s support of the SRF, and Kampala hosting the majority of the rebel leaders, also the arrangement made between Juba and Kampala to transport rebel leaders to Uganda after the signing of the joint cooperation agreement between them. Now we have the necessary information which will enable us to take the right decision against the South and Uganda, and to deal with the movements that are collaborating with them.
My personal opinion is that any negotiations with the rebels are a waste of time. They will not get what they want. Also, we don’t accept them to return back and stay among us after the assistance they rendered to the enemy to separate the South. Above that, they are still planning to divide and separate the rest of the country. They will continue their business of separation throughout. It is better that we defeat them with military action and those who remain, we must bring them back under Daniel Codi, Siraj and Al-Sese who are all inside movements. We should attack them before the harvest and bombard their food stores and isolate them completely.
• Major General Hashim Osman Al-Hussein, Director General of Police:
All these speeches should be translated into plans for implementation, because the threats to our national security are great, especially after the release of the Statement from the rebels’ meeting August 20-25, and the Paris Declaration they signed with Al-Mahdi. We should not ignore the visits they conducted in Europe. The meeting of Minnawi, Abd al- Wahid and Al-Toum Haju with Human Rights Organizations in addition to the meeting of Yasir Arman with the British Foreign Ministry, also the symposium in which he talked with Rosalin in London, and his meeting with political forces who are considered allies to the NCP like Mawlana Mohammed Osman al-Marghani and Faruq Abu-Eisa, also the movements of Al-Hilu, and Malik Aqar. These are all conspiracies aiming at dismantling the rule of the National Salvation Revolution and sentencing its’ leaders to be hanged.
Facing reality is important. Even the Addis meeting went in the same direction of defaming the Islamic Movement and was an attempt to impose conditions they couldn’t achieve through fighting and are trying to get them through taking advantage of Sadiq al-Mahdi.
Sadik has failed to unite his own party, how could he unite movements of conflicting interests and agendas? Some people in the movements will not come for the dialogue at all. Jibril, due to the killing of his brother, Yasir Arman has nothing in common with us, Al- Hilu has problems with the Nuba, Malik Aqar killed thirty POWs from Gisan because they belong to the NCP and did not vote for him in the elections, one of those victims was Mayor of Gisan. They detained Malik for 21 days and buried the victims in a mass grave. Minni Minawi killed many people from the Berti tribe and Abdal-Wahid has no group.
Let us go ahead and prepare a force to protect the elections. Secondly, if the negotiations are necessary let them take place after the elections. Also, the internal national dialogue can continue after we hold the elections. We will continue recruiting and splitting the field commanders, and winning them to our side since we have all the information about the rebels. We have to sign more agreements and never meet with the rebels as one group. Anybody who wants to join us must surrender his gun. There must be strict control over the freedom of the press and the political statements from the party leaders. National security should remain a red line. Any political or press statement should not violate the laws, so that we don’t become like South Sudan, or the Central African Republic which is the desire of the rebels. In the statement with Sadiq they mentioned having a relationship with South Sudan in the present and into the future – notice their treason – What business do we have with the South? Let them solve their own problems and again, the problem of South Sudan is not one that can be solved.
Let us enforce the criminalization of anybody who supports the rebellion or criticizes the national armed forces. Currently we put in place a plan to deploy 2,000 men from the Central Reserve Force in Darfur and the areas we liberated in South Kordofan in order to bring life back to normal in those areas and assist the Nuba people who wanted to bring their relatives from the rebel areas. There is a security problem in Abiyei due to weakness on the side of Al-Kher Al-Fahiim. He must be replaced by a person with military background from the Misiriya tribe. We need somebody who can infiltrate them and use them against each other.
• Major General Hashim Abdalla Mohammed, Chief of Joint General Staff:
We have instructed all the division Commanders in the various states to monitor the National Dialogue sessions in their respective states and follow the activities in order to use the resolutions for the unification of the people’s understanding of the national role of the armed forces and the fact that all the Sudanese people must join the SAF for it is not restricted to one party or group.
SAF is against any dialogue that is supervised by foreigners. Any parties calling for the dialogue to be supervised by foreign agencies merely target the security and stability of the country and desire to dismantle the SAF so that Sudan will fall under the mercy of the armed militias.
The Islamist officers refuse any form of dialogue interfering with the SAF. We support separate forums for negotiation with the rebels, each in his place, no unification of forums or negotiation with them as a group. People talk about the political crisis, where is that crisis? All those rebels were part of the government once. They rebelled and killed many people from SAF. And today they say SAF is not a national force, or SAF is using foreign militias and thus escalated their campaign against SAF to hinder their progress towards the bases of the rebels to clean them up. Now the SAF is in its best shape supported by the local RSF in the areas controlled by the rebels. We are ready to launch military operations. The war is still going on and there is a response from the people of Nuba, Blue Nile and Darfur in all the Sudan states to join the RSF after they realized the big increase in the salaries of all the armed forces. A soldier’s salary is 2 million, a lieutenant / first lieutenant: 4 million, a captain 6 million, a colonel and above more than 10. The RSF’s salaries are higher and they receive 3 million as incentives for operations …This increase and great financial capability should be utilized to fight the rebels.
As soon as this increase in salaries was implemented, the Darfur movements brought to us more than 2000 trainees. Dadjo brought 1350 soldiers and officers whom we deployed to camps to change their military beliefs. We said that any officer or soldier who comes to us from the rebels in the two areas through the committees will be granted same rank and salary and will fight with us.
The elections are a constitutional issue and should not be tied to the national dialogue.
There is no connection between the strategic relation with Iran and the spread of the Shiia belief. Still we need to consult with them before we take any step to close the cultural centers. This issue has been discussed with the Republican Guards Commander in Iran. They know that all the Sudanese are Sunni and the Shiia belief is prohibited. We rule the people by power, not all the people support us and it is possible that some radicals can create problems like what happened in Western Sudan, when they killed a Shite’ over religious differences. So let us separate between the two issues… the strategic relation and the Shiia Cultural Centers.
We have a problem with Saudi Arabia because they found out about the weapons we sent by way of the Red Sea.to Abd al-Malik Al-Huthi’s Shiia group in Yemen.
We must create a balance of forces in South Sudan. Reik, Taaban and Dhieu Mathok came and requested support in the areas of M.I. and training specially in operating tanks and artillery. They also requested armament. They want to be given advanced weapons. Our reply was that we have no objection, provided that we agree on a common objective. For sure we will benefit from their discourse. Taaban apologized for the support he rendered to Darfurian movements and the role he played in Higlig battle. He explained that the Dinka used them in that battle to spoil their relation with the North. But they lately discovered their mistake. Now they are fighting to achieve a federal system or autonomy for each region. I think any autonomy for the Greater Upper Nile is good for us in terms of border security, oil resources and trade. Now people are studying how to have well-trained and equipped forces with advanced MI and logistic support.
In any case, our relation with Iran is a red line for without the support of Iran, the National Salvation Revolution would have been defeated.
We assigned Bdr. Gen. Al-Fadil Bashir Mohammed to organize JEM forces because this is a great force. We will not exchange POWs with the rebels. Those are people who are criminalized according to the law. They rebelled against the State – and not in another country. The war against the rebels ends when they return to negotiations, dismantle all militias and surrender all Sudanese land. We have the right to hire anybody interested in fighting for money. The rebels should be the last people to talk about foreigners – Who is supporting them and where are they staying? Aren’t they living in foreign countries? We can bring all the Islamic movements to fight them, We only have to say that these rebels are agents of America. We can create conflict for them with the Islamic radicals, just so they realize their true size, but that is a card we have not used until now. Today our forces are controlling all the operation fields and we have taken the initiative. I second the proposal to change Al-Kher Al-Fahiim of Abiyei Committee. We must impose the rule of Law and the authority of the state, in the areas of tribal conflict.
• Major General Mohammed Atta, Director General of N.I.S.S.:
There are certain entities demanding that we publish a report on the events of Sept. 2013 or else bring Sudan back to Chapter 4. Other intelligence people are pushing to know whether we think that the September 2013 events were a conspiracy planned and financed by Egypt, Saudi and Emirates intelligence to create the Arab Spring in Sudan in order to change the regime and that we suppressed the demonstrations using brutal force to ensure this is not repeated.
We intercepted all the telephone calls coming from Saudi, Emirates and Egyptian intelligence. Some people from the political parties of the Sudan say they orchestrated the demonstrations, yet they brought experts to administer the demonstrations. We were monitoring the telephones and other communications and we managed to arrest the real players. They confessed and disclosed all the details about the conspiracy and the names of officers assigned to supervise the demonstrations and the leadership in each country who were receiving daily reports. That is why Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Emirates are concerned/afraid after all their agents have been exposed and arrested by our security forces. On our side we did not disclose anything up until now, we want to use this file to blackmail them instead. They have taken many measures fearing that we may use or release terrorist groups to revenge from them. No need to fear or hurry, we shall use this file to the maximum. We will not disclose it. They talked to Ali Karti asking him to stop collaboration with Iran, and promising to support us. Ali told me, but Ali didn’t know anything. So they are now sending mediators to help improve the relations.
They are asking us not to supply the Huthi of Yemen with any weapons. Also they asked us to remove our Air Defense and they will replace it for us no matter the cost.
In regards to the Shiia activities, the Religious Intelligence branch is keeping a file with all the names of those converted to the Shiia’ belief. It has not reached the level of a threat yet. Whenever a problem arises, I always call the Consul or contact the Iranian national security director and inform him about the risks connected with open proselytization. We have radical groups and fundamentalists who can react and cause troubles. The Sudanese are Sunni and reject the Shiia belief. But not all the Sudanese are followers of the Islamic movement. Anyhow, there are regular meetings between us to overcome any misunderstanding. The most difficult problem was the incident of killing a Shiite in Western Sudan because he declared his new belief and engaged in a debate with a Sunni in the state of Western Darfur. As soon as the incident happened, I received a call from the Iranian Security Advisor and the Chief of Republican Guards. We agreed to separate between the two issues: The strategic military and security relationship on one side, and the cultural relationship on the other. After that they reported the agreement to their leadership.
We accommodate all the civilians who desert the rebel areas, and they go through orientation by the Nubians who are loyal to the government. They explain the risks of rebellion and the fact that they can protect themselves by encouraging their children to join the RSF. We want to prove that the defeat of the rebellion in Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile was achieved by the local people in the area. We must not allow the delivery of humanitarian relief before we reach a comprehensive ceasefire and a full security agreement. We will not allow them to unite the opposition, and anybody who meets the rebels will be arrested, charged and taken to court. If Sadiq al-Mahdi had not apologized he would have been in prison up to now. This also applies to Ibrahim al-Sheikh: if he doesn’t submit a written apology to the RSF or accept to collaborate with us he will not be released from prison.
The Paris Declaration and all the other rebel meetings are merely a conspiracy funded by organizations and governments who are against us, but their pressures don’t worry us in the least. They went to Europe not knowing that, the EU is supporting the dialogue initiative. We are not in a hurry. It is the rebels who fear that other events may overshadow their case, and they will be forgotten by the World indeed.
With the appearance of ISIS, Europe and America must cooperate with us for combating terrorism. This is where we can bargain the SRF case. They tried to use the Christians’ case but they failed. We are Islamists and we can’t abandon our conviction because of five individuals. We are following all their movements and we don’t respond to pressures. The whole world boycotted us, including the Arab Countries at the beginning of the National Salvation Revolution’s rule, but they failed to remove us from power. We took their words seriously and implemented high security precautions. We monitor the rebels including all means of communication they use. We have people who will meet them in Addis Ababa and photograph all their meetings. This will enable our body language experts to analyze their characters during and after the meetings, in order to find out their impressions. They are not aware of this happening. We said any relief assistance must be under our supervision and only after we reach a comprehensive political agreement. They are targeting the security forces, but they don’t know how these forces work. Even those who came during the days of Naivasha, went without knowing how we think or work.
The rebels, who are talking about a comprehensive approach, want us to negotiate with them as an armed movement. They want to have political partnership with us, and their forces to become joint forces with SAF. They also want us to grant the two areas and Darfur autonomy. After that, the rest of the parties get only the remaining crumbs. These rebels are a creation of the Internet. There are some in Darfur and few others in the two areas. They think we are weak. The communists give them wrong information about us. One time they tell them that the regime is collapsing and another time that the NCP accepted dialogue because they are suffering from internal differences. They don’t know that even if the NCP disappeared, we still have the regular armed forces that are able to fill up the vacuum.
I have attended the President’s meeting with the whole leadership of the NISS on Monday Aug. 14th 2014. We briefed him on how the NISS works, and explained to him our vision. We said the national dialogue must be held inside the country, elections must take place on schedule, the decisive summer campaign must continue. We should step-up the recruitment to increase the RSF. We must send a force from the RSF to guard the gold mining activities, and prevent selling the gold to anybody apart from the Central Bank of Sudan, and they have to control the borders from Abu-Hamad to the Red Sea state and up to Wadi-Halfa. We should establish four military training centers far away from the cities and under the supervision of Security Bdr. Gen. Abd al-Sid Omer. Any journalist or politician who criticizes the RSF must be arrested and charged with spying.
The President praised Bakhit Debajo’s movement and instructed that his men must be trained. He also thanked the leaders of the Nuba Mountains for their nationalism, loyalty and their sincere desire in fighting the rebellion, plus their effort to encourage the youth to join the RSF in order to participate in ridding the mountains of the SRF. We also submitted to him a proposal to divide the South Kordufan state into two states on condition that it is completely liberated and with the participation of the locals of east Kordofan in the liberation effort.
We recruit all the able bodied youth to join the RSF, especially now that the salaries have increased. In fact when we discussed this idea with leaders from East Kordofan, they welcomed it. Thus we will be able to crush the strife with this action even though the rebels are planning to internationalize the issues of the area. We are busy monitoring the movements of the rebel leaders, we know where they go and we have vast groups who meet with them. Some are hiding in those countries under the cover of business. Others got political asylum and are recognized by the governments of those countries. The infiltration of militias is always easy.
I say that our relationship with Iran is strategic and should be above all other interests. Anyone who wants to sabotage it doesn’t understand the art of keeping balances and lacks the necessary information.
All the plans for dividing the SRF and the SPLM are in place to dispose of the New Sudan Project. We agreed with Taaban to establish an efficient Intelligence and Security system to cover all their offices and the requirements of the field. This system will work under our supervision and we shall analyze and process the information for them. The running cost of their offices is my personal responsibility beside the N.I.S.S. We pledged to provide them with full protection and security, since we were instructed by the President since Dr. Reik’s visit to Khartoum.
• General Abd al-Rahim Mohammed Husein, Minister of Defense:
I shall start with our relationship with Iran and say it is a strategic and everlasting relationship. We cannot compromise or lose it. All the advancement in our military industry is from Iran. They opened the doors of their stores of weapons for us, at a time the Arabs stood against us. The Iranian support came when we were fighting a rebellion that spread in all directions including the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). The Iranians provided us with experts and they trained our M.I. and security cadres. They also trained us in weapons production and transferred to us modern technology in the military production industry. There is one full battalion of the Republican Guards still with us here and other experts who are constructing interception and spying bases in order to protect us, plus an advanced Air
Defense system. They built for us Kenana and Jebel Awliya Air Force bases. One month ago they transported to us BM missile launchers and their rockets using civil aviation planes. We stored them in Kenana and sold part of them to Qatar to support Libya fighters after they were subjected to attacks by the Egyptian and Emirates air forces. That helped them to achieve victory. I say the military relationship should be separated from the religious one.
Regarding, the relationship between Sadiq al-Mahdy and the rebel groups, we have nothing to fear. They complained against me to the ICC. And I don’t think there is anything more harmful than that. Their objective is to divide the Sudan. They are conspiring, but let them go and find a place other than Sudan to implement it. Look at the statement the rebels want to execute with the help of France and the American Envoy. This is meddling in our internal affairs and accordingly the American envoy should not be permitted to enter Sudan. Follow Sadiq al-Mahdy’s trips. He must be held responsible and answer for them. You know Sadiq is impatient, he will return when he sees time is running and there is no change taking place. Also, he may decide to return, when he learns about the defeat of the rebels.
We will not allow the dialogue forum to be taken abroad. Mbeki paid me a visit and we discussed the North Sector’s refusal to negotiate about the two areas. Mbeki said they should not mix the case of the two areas with the problems in the rest of Sudan. If they are interested in discussing the problems of the whole of Sudan, then the correct forum for this is the national dialogue, which was initiated by the President. Also this file cannot be taken to the UNSC. It must remain under the AU, and Sudan has one army which is the SAF.
The problem of the two areas is connected to the implementation of the Joint Cooperation Agreement with Juba to define the Zero Line and the observation mechanism. In addition to opening the “buffer zone” and the border trade crossing points. If the South accepted, the rebels will succumb and will agree to negotiate the issues of the two areas only. I agreed with Mbeki that he will go to the South to meet Salva Kiir in order to set a date for the meeting of the political and security committee under the AUHIP. We also consulted each other on the necessity of bringing all the Darfurian movements to the dialogue on the basis of the vision of the government and the dialogue is to be inside Sudan.
I told him that we trust Mohamed Bin Shammas who will bring all the Darfur movements to Addis Ababa. The purpose of the Addis meeting with them is only consultation and not negotiation. In case any of them is interested in negotiation let him go to Doha. He is going to bring all of them together and seek their opinion on the proposal, if they reject the dialogue then the position of Sudan will be safe, and we will be able to defend it in front of the international community. In that case Sudan will be seen by the international community to have done its best. Mbeki will participate in the internal dialogue as an observer. Also I, met Ali al-Zaatari (UN), Salah Halima (AL), and Hailey Menkerios and all of them support us. We have achieved a lot.
When I met Mohammed Bin Shammas, he said the UN is going to investigate into the reports of the UNAMID Mission and advised me to correct things on the ground to conform to their reports about our performance. He told me that Darfur has no case or problem, the remaining movements should join Doha agreement, and if they want to join the internal national initiative it is up to them and let them come. We leave the invitation to the dialogue to be the responsibility of the AU. I’m a witness Sudan did its best, it is the movements that insist to continue the war and there is nothing that can bring together Darfur and the two areas. These are two different problems. Each case has a forum. All the movements have to agree to security arrangements, and he (Bin Shammas) testifies that Debajo’s wing of JEM organized and handed to SAF 1,350 fighters, aside from the Justice and Liberation Movement of Tijani Sese who has 2,500 fighters ready to be integrated. After that we can collect the guns from civilians and prevent carrying guns inside the IDP camps. We are working on returning the civilians to their villages in addition to repatriation of the refugees from Tchad. The Um-Jaras conference was supportive to peace.
We must continue the military operations. We shall continue bombarding the rebel concentration areas by air force. Next summer we need every fighter from any country who can fight under our command in addition to the locals in the war affected areas to act as guides to the rebel defenses. The SRF statement on Aug. 20, 2014 and the Paris Declaration expose their intentions and objectives that they repeated since 1989, there is nothing new in them and they fail to achieve them. If it were not for Naivasha all the rebellion would have been finished. Those interested in dialogue should surrender their guns, but these ones have big hopes and they are attempting to dismantle SAF and the Security Agency who are blocking them from achieving the goals of the traitors and their masters. All the statements they released after those meetings are unrealistic. The organizations supporting them continue to repeat the same; this helps us understand what they think.
We are going to pressure Sadiq al-Mahdy until he withdraws from the alliance with this SRF. All this fuss and rhetoric is SPLM-N ideas, but Darfur movements have no ideas that can enable them to lead people. Each one of them usually contradicts himself. Our mission is to dismantle these people and limit their roles. In regards to their activities abroad we don’t care even if the whole World took their side. Let them come to the battlefield. They are dreaming to rule Sudan. It is just a fuss that will fade away. Whatever the case, the foreigners will never give them enough support nor fight along with them. They are the greatest liars, concerned only about their own interests.
We did a great job with the Ethiopians in terms of securing the borders. The Egyptians conceded a lot. They prevented the opposition from conducting any activities in Cairo, but this is not enough. They must deport all the movements and close their offices. Up to now we have not treated them equally. But I, spoke to their Minister of Defense and they know what we can do in collaboration with Qatar and Libya, because the Islamists movements took the initiative in Libya.
The people of South Sudan must accept to meet us and tell us their opinion on the drawing of the zero line and the buffer zone. If they refused we can deal with them in a manner that suits the threat they pose to us. I met Reik, Dhieu and Taaban and they are regretting the decision to separate the South. We decided to return his house to him. He requested our assistance for he has shortage in the M.I. personnel, operations command and tank technicians. We must use the many cards we have against the South in order to teach them a lesson they will never forget.
SAF and the Security are ready from now to protect the elections, and our instructions are that any demonstrations, crowds or sabotage must be met with fire, because sabotaging the elections and targeting state institutions was mentioned in their statements calling for the removal of the regime through armed struggle or demonstrations. All these means are crimes and can be considered as rebellion against the state, or an attempt to disturb law and order and cause chaos. We still remember the Sept. 2013 experience, after we opened fire they stopped issuing any statements and ceased all action. Any discussion of the on- going or up-coming military operations is considered a crime and should be dealt with in a firm manner immediately.
The dialogue must lead us to the elections and not the discussion of the military and security laws…It is worth mentioning here that, the youth started to register, in order to join SAF and the RSF after the increase of the salaries in a manner that was unprecedented and unexpected. A soldier’s salary is 2 million, a 2nd Lt. Officer’s salary is 4 million aside from other allowances and services. The salary of a Lt. Colonel is greater than the salary of a minister in the government.
Our instructions are that all the civilians who escape from the operation areas should receive good treatment and their children are to be encouraged to join the RSF.
The economic situation is being addressed and will improve due to the fact that our country has all the requirements for industrialization, agriculture, basic infrastructure for the oil industry, and there is no hungry person. This is temporary; these days will pass. The military industries will cover all our needs in the armed forces. You must know that we have around forty (40) companies abroad that constitute the investments for security purposes in addition to the Islamic Movement companies, and Public Security companies whose total capital is greater than two billion. They are still run by civilians, because we thought about that since the first days of the revolution. We anticipated that we are going to be targeted, and we must use cover. If we succeeded to maintain the security sector which is a priority, then it will protect our institutions and our mission will not be affected by the economic situation.
In the end, I say the M.I. and security agencies must work hard to divide the SRF and the SPLM-N at the same time. Implant a bigger number of agents in the movements, buy more leaders and cadres, direct the media to concentrate on them, follow their movement, distort their images internally and scare the community from them, isolate them from their social bases and instigate their relatives against them. Pass intelligence and security information to the countries that work with them, through friendly security agencies. We must siege them, intelligence and security wise, internally and internationally in order to foil their plans.
America is facing the crisis of the ISIS and the other Jihadist movements that are newly formed and can move freely outside the traditional surveillance networks. Currently, there are twenty thousand (20,000) Jihadists and fifteen (15) newly formed Jihadist Movements who are scattered all over, from Morocco to Egypt, Sinai, Palestine, Lebanon, Iraq, all the Gulf States, a wide presence in Africa and Europe and nobody owns a data-base on that as the one we have. We release only limited information to the Americans according to request, and the price is the armed movements file. The coming days carry a lot of surprises.
• Professor Ibrahim Ghandur , Deputy Chairman of the NCP:
I agree to all what has been said so far.
First our preparations for the elections are going according to plan. Our party conferences are being held all over the country and the convention will take place on time, except that, we are going to delay naming our candidate for the presidency until the last moments so as to take the political arena by surprise. We want our security agencies to inform us ahead of time about the opinion of all political parties, loyal or detractors concerning the elections so we influence things at an early stage.
We have already arranged with the Public Congress Party (PCP), and we are paying them individual and party compensations for their loss, in addition to funds to be used to induce opposing PCP members. The total amount is three (3) billion to be paid in three installments. The first amount is to be paid at the beginning of the national dialogue. The second amount is to be handed at the nomination for the elections. The third, and last, is to be paid during the election campaign. We made this agreement that way in order to guarantee the participation of all the PCP in the election process.
We agreed to it because Turabi’s support for us has another dimension. It guarantees the consent and support of all the Islamic movements who are members of the International Islamic Movement, and in case there is any security threat, he can join us in the jihad against our common enemy. We will be able to bring all the Islamists together by that agreement on the basis of a program that holds mutual benefit to all. It is not necessary to come under one organization, the most important thing is the common objective against the secular forces or currents and the conspiracies targeting the Islamists all over the Arab land.
Regarding Al-Marghani group, (DUP) half of the party is with us, but we still need to concentrate on Hasan Hilal, Ahmed Saad and Omer Al-Shariif (currently ministers). We stand behind them, give them information on how they are targeted within their party.
Also half of Ghazi Salah al-Din’s party is ours.
We want our security agencies to maintain and keep the opposition elements so there will be a criticizing voice among us. This will help us convince the international community that ours is a mature and genuine democracy. Our relation with the EU is good and all the attempts of the SRF to enjoy recognition by the EU has failed. They only meet parliaments and not the governments who hold the decisions. We want a slow dialogue in order to allow for maneuvering. If we see that we are benefiting from it we can accelerate it, but if it is not in our favor, it can go slowly and the elections can take place in time. Our aim is to go to the election enjoying legitimacy accorded by the national dialogue process.
Regarding the movements, it is clear that, they will not join the dialogue because their demands are high. Their understanding is that we are weak therefore we suggested the national dialogue initiative. They think that, the national dialogue will provide them with an opportunity to dismantle the National Salvation Revolution and take its leaders to court. They are mistaken because anybody who wants a dialogue must accept to participate without condition. Sadiq wants them to support him and they also find strength from him after all their conspiracies against us failed
The rebel statement and the Paris Declaration are one in content. The Paris Declaration contains expressions intended to appease Sadiq, because they don’t want him to lose support in his party. But at the same time it contains a bait to lure the NCP to accept the
declaration. Sadiq contacted Mustafa Osman and told him about the declaration. Mustafa told him that he has not seen the Declaration and that they need to find out the Party’s opinion. Mustafa came to me and we went together to the President’s house. We found him with Abd al-Rahim. We discussed the declaration and the President told us to reject it and to go to the Islamic Movement for their opinion and then to present it to the Leadership Office of the Party for the official opinion. That same night I went with Mustafa to see Al- Ziber Ahmed the S/G of the Islamic Movement and found DR. Kamal Obeid and Dr. El- Fateh Ezz el-Din. As soon as he saw us he asked us if we were coming regarding “Sadiq and the Rebels’ declaration” and he said that after consultations they rejected it part and parcel. They considered it a conspiracy directed against us. He told us that you must criminalize anyone who attended or participated in this Declaration, the media must be directed to campaign against it and intimidate people from joining this declaration. This declaration was supervised by foreign circles that are endeavoring to destroy Islam and the Muslims and it is tainted by the SPLM vision.
So we asked Mbeki and Mohammed to bring together the rebels for consultation about the national dialogue and both are in agreement with us.
Our position in regards to relief assistance for civilians is that no relief without permanent and forever-comprehensive cease-fire agreement according to a bundle of arrangements that should lead to disarmament and demobilization of all the militias.
The Political committee of Nuba Mountains and the Blue Nile under Mohammed are working with the state to settle the citizens and provide work opportunities for their children. What is available now is the RSF because of their high salaries and the fact that the leaders want to drive the rebels away from their areas. The important issue here is that we have decided that we must bring division to the Revolution Front and the Public Movement so we can be relieved of these problems.
Regarding Al-Kher Al-Fahim, it is clear that his performance is weak. We are interested in a relationship with the South that is free from treachery. Salva Kiir has always deceived us, but we showed patience despite our knowledge of every detail. We wanted him to stop his support to the rebels and hand over the borders to us, but he always looked for excuses. So, we remain with no choice, but to liberate our land from the control of the rebels.
The relationship with Iran is one of the best relationships in the history of the Sudan. Accordingly, the management of this relationship requires wisdom and knowledge of all its details.The assistance we received from Iran is immeasurable. The commonalities between us are many. People should not limit their concern to the aspect of converting to Shiism only. There are many infiltrators who are working to see us lose our relationship with Iran. We must note that Iran is a friend to all the Islamic movements worldwide. We need to conduct internal consultations first and then we put our Iranian partners in the picture about all the details.
The economic crisis is temporary. It will improve, since programs were put in place to solve the problems. It will be over soon by increasing the agricultural and animal production. At the same time we must discover what the Arabs and the Egyptians need, taking into consideration their hatred towards the rule of the Muslim Brothers and their intentions towards us. We need at this juncture to end the war. Once the war is over we use the money spent there to support the economy. So, ending the civil war in Darfur states and Kordofan will have positive impact on the economy, specially their livestock.
• Major General Bakri Hasan Salih, First Vice President:
All the political forces in the country and the regional and international communities are following with great interest the steps taken by President Bashir to change his former policies. This is probably followed by other changes in the working system in the government. This may appear to be a technical issue, but it is also considered part of the concept of change taking place in Sudan.
President Bashir has given instructions for comprehensive change in the structure of the party and the state allowing more power in defining the country’s strategy so it embraces a wider range of internal, regional and international issues.
Concerning these changes, he said: “The world in which we live has changed during this present decade in such an interesting way. This necessitates the restructuring of the Party and State in a different way than that of the Nineties.” This is the first change of this kind since the separation of the party and the palace, and for the first time after the separation of the South and after some criteria and policies which have been used to deal with certain situations such as rebellion, development of Political parties and our strategic relationships, neighborhood relationships, Trade benefit relationships and ideological relationships are unhelpful and we shall deal with our reality according to the new givens after the expansion of the sphere of work of our political, security and military institutes which has extended beyond the parameters of internal politics to rise up to external politics in order to keep up with the threats of the rebellion, the hostile countries and the agenda changes.
In this meeting, it is not necessary that we all agree on every point we discuss. We discuss the matters at hand and every one should express his point of view and I will brief the President with all the details of the discussions and recommendations making sure he is aware of the majority and minority opinions expressed in the meeting. Also, the issue of development and increasing the salaries, in order to change and renew all the plans and programs adopted in the past and which did not lead to results in the fields of economy, the armed forces, intelligence agencies, police, covert agencies, defeating and disposing of the rebellion from the Sudanese land, counter rebellion against the nation, tribal strife, tendencies towards tribalism and region, regular and electronic crimes.
The greatest security and social threat comes from South Sudan, for two reasons: First, the foreign existence which represents a direct threat for us (Uganda, America, France and Israel), and the Armed Movements; and secondly, the refugees and those displaced due to war, diseases, and social crimes, (The Sudanese refugees in the camps of the two areas, children missing education, spread of diseases and converting to Christianity).
We are not interested in any relationship with South Sudan or the neighboring countries, but reality requires us to adapt with the new circumstances. Dr. Reik paid me a visit on Aug. 11th 2014. He could not believe what happened in the South. He said the Dinka exterminated his tribe. He requested assistance in all respects. We also have our own agenda. The president accepted to host a liaison office. Salva Kiir is hosting the Torabora and the two divisions.
The negotiations, the National Dialogue, the Paris Declaration and all their statements are needed to take us to the elections. Those who are interested to join the National Salvation Revolution and co-exist with us are welcome. But we are not ready to respond or work under pressure. Nobody is paying us anything and we are not indebted to anybody. America deceived us in regards to the separation of the South. They did not lift our name from the list of the States sponsoring terrorism or relieve our debts. So the Envoy should not come.
Regarding Sadiq Al-Mahdy, his children are with us here. The longer he stays abroad the more it will become boring for him. So, let him finish his visits. What next?
Mbeki met with me and the President and we agreed with him to bring together all the movements for dialogue and also Bin Shammas is convincing his people. My reading and their statements show that they will not come. We want peace from within. We count on Idriis Dibbi, Qatar, and Wadaa committee to help us achieve this peace from within.
You must work hard to see Siddiiq Ismail back to the file of the movements in the Umma party. But it will require a lot of effort. We should not neglect the file of South Sudan and the cooperation agreement. Let the joint committee be activated. Let us work to support the people of South Kordofan where the northern sector has become devoted to political confirmation and a warehouse for the armed movements.
Our strategic relationships are unchangeable. Whoever wants to assist us is welcome to do that without imposing any conditions. When I was in Saudi Arabia Abd al-Hafiz Ibrahim came to meet me and told me that the Minister of Foreign Affairs in the kingdom told him that they wanted to support Sudan, but the problem is the relationship with Iran. I realized that he is infiltrated. I told Mohammed Atta to put him under surveillance. Now, we do not communicate with him. Leave him until we pass the elections. After that many people must be changed. It is important to collect information and monitor the people who want to change the regime. How can we trust them?
The Shiia activity is known to us. We can stop it without leaving negative impact on the relationships. We have to explain to them that this issue can cause a problem that could cost us the whole relationship but Sudan is strategic to Iran and the connection with the Shite’ in Lebanon and Yemen. Try to manage this crisis until we see the result of the national dialogue, the elections, and wipe out the rebellion to end the war. We don’t want any foreign solutions again. Any agreement should be achieved inside Sudan.
Regarding the Egyptian Muslim Brothers, scatter them and do not let them stay together in one place. Put them in different places in Khartoum, but again away from the vital establishments.
Place them under close surveillance, because are infiltrated by many governments. Mohammed Atta you have complete data about them that we collected during my tenure in the management of the N.I.S.S. Still there are good ones among them. The most important thing is that you have to keep an eye on them in order to provide them with protection in the first place, then to know the details of each and every one of them. Give them programmed SIM Cards with the interception device in order to know more about them. They are guests and Turkey is financing them
- Three political and security committees to be formed to analyze, coordinate and review the issues raised by the armed movements and study them in order to prepare the options for dismantling the rebel groups and have them at the disposal of the decision makers.
- Redrawing of the political and diplomatic map used by government institutions in their interaction with various international institutions and governments in the past to guarantee compatibility and harmony in the understanding of the these institutions
- Prevent contradiction in policies, alliances, and agreements that may take new direction or may deviate from the traditional Sudanese policy that was the norm for a long time.
- Foreign policy management departments should work under the supervision of the military and security agencies responsible for national security affairs to adapt to the new internal and external changes, and the American Policy’s concepts in dealing with these changes. Recognizing the internal and external challenges and understanding the relationship between them and monitoring their issuing results internally spontaneously or under local circumstances.
- We consider the New Sudan Project as a top internal and regional challenge that seeks to expand the foreign intervention and division of Sudan. All the political, security, military, and diplomatic agencies should change the approach in dealing with it.
- Recognize Dr. Reik’s Liaison office and all agencies are required to provide protection and security for them.
- Maintain and protect the relationship with Iran. Managing this relationship through the military and security agencies.
- Immediate work to divide the movements according to a well-studied plan.
- Rejection of the Paris Declaration, criminalizing its implementation and holding accountable its signatories.
- The joint political and security committee with South Sudan should hold its meetings before the beginning of the decisive summer campaign.
- Internal dialogue is the way to peace.
- Preparation of the necessary forces for the protection of the elections.
- Support the efforts of locals in the two areas to push out the rebels from their areas.
- Prevent any opposition politician from travelling abroad with the aim to foil the attempts to unite the opposition.
• Support the mechanism intended to disperse or empty the IDP camps.
• Create differences and security strike in the IDP camps.
•Presentation of a convincing legal defense to the coming Human Rights conference in Geneva.
- Consider the New Sudan Project as a threat to the unity and stability of Sudan.
- Exercise pressures and present motivators to Sadiq al-Mahdi’s children to press him to return to Sudan.
- Increase the numbers of all the regular forces and encourage the youth to join the RSF.
- Treatment of Police Central Reserve Force participating in the military operations equally with SAF and the RSF.
- Relieving Al-Kher Al-Fahiim immediately from his position and replacing him with someone with security background relating to Abiyei.
- Rejection of foreign solutions to the problems of Sudan.