NAS rubbishes Foreign Minister’s statement as a ‘desperate attempt to deflect attention’ from its murderous regime
The National Salvation Front (NAS) has rubbished a statement made by the regime’s Minister of Foreign Affairs as “not only false and baseless but also irresponsible,” after the Minister accused NAS forces of an attack along the Juba-Nimule road that left three people dead.
NAS also pointed out that it “does not have any military presence” in the said area. Furthermore, all other evidence, including an ongoing investigation by the regime’s own Police and eye-witness reports, suggest that the minister’s unfortunate statement should be considered cheap propaganda and a desperate attempt to deflect attention “from on-going mass condemnation…of the barbaric extrajudicial killings of POWs in Mayom, Unity State”.
NAS does not have any military presence along the Juba-Nimule road!
“The South Sudan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has now degenerated into an institution that peddles lies and manufactures cheap propaganda instead of discharging its core diplomatic functions,” read the response in part.
The statement went on to expose the ministry’s (and the regime’s) loss of direction.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs never issued any statement or condemned the atrocities on the communities living along the Juba-Nimule Road
“The Juba-Nimule road…has been a flash-point of inter-tribal conflicts between the Dinka-Bor herders and the local communities. These conflicts have resulted in the murder of several innocent people, the burning of huts, looting and destruction of property, and the displacement of thousands. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs never issued any statement or condemned the atrocities on the communities living along the Juba-Nimule Road.”
The statement ended by condoling the families of those killed in the attack and wishing the injured a quick recovery.