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Sudan not to plunge into security tension at referendum: vice- president

12-15-2010 09:34 BJT

KHARTOUM, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) -- Sudanese Vice-President Ali Osman Mohamed Taha on Tuesday said his country would not plunge into security tension and disorder when south Sudan referendum was held on Jan. 9, 2011.

"To those who terrify the people that the coming January 9 would witness chaos, tension and panic, we say that the security is stable. Sudan's future on Jan. 9 and after will only get stronger," Taha said when addressing the launching of the School Tournament for Sudanese students in Khartoum on Tuesday.

The Sudanese vice-president, meanwhile, pledged to ensure security and safety of the southern Sudanese in north Sudan and the northern Sudanese in south Sudan.

"All sons of the Sudan who live in the capital and the northern Sudan states, from all ethnic groups and from any part of Sudan, particularly from the south, will find security, stability and care," he affirmed.

Taha also warned those whom he described as targeting Sudan from outside that they "would be defeated."

A referendum on self-determination for southern Sudan is slated on Jan. 9, 2011, as it was stipulated in the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) inked between north and south Sudan in 2005, which ended a two-decade civil war between the two sides.

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: Xinhua

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