Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki said on a live interview conducted on Eritrean national tv, that South Sudan’s secession (separation) from Sudan was a grave mistake & openly opposed South Sudan’s independence from Sudan.

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“South Sudan shouldn’t have separated from Sudan; they didn’t even have any reason for separation,” Eritrean President Isayas said.

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He alleged that South Sudan should have remained part of the greater Sudan.

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He said that South Sudan independence was a fabrication of the western powers against the will of South Sudan’s people. South Sudanese people want to remain part of Sudan.