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On the day he was welcomed at a ceremony in Beijing, South Sudanese President Salva Kiir said Sudan "has declared war" on his country. (Associated Press)

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On the day he was welcomed at a ceremony in Beijing, South Sudanese President Salva Kiir said Sudan "has declared war" on his country. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** South Sudan's President Salva Kiirr (center) and Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir (right) stand July 9, 2011, on the podium at the start of independence celebrations in Juba, South Sudan. South Sudan raised the flag of its new nation for the first time, as thousands of South Sudanese citizens swarmed the capital of Juba to celebrate the country's birth. (Associated Press)

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South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit greets the European co-sponsors of the International Engagement Conference, including (from left) Endre Stiansen, special envoy from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Cevdet Yilmaz, minister of the Turkish Ministry of Development, and Susan Page, U.S. ambassador to the Republic of South Sudan, after speaking about the Republic of South Sudan at the Marriott Wardman Park on Wednesday. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

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Accusing newly independent South Sudan of arming anti-Khartoum rebels, Sudanese President Omar Bashir (left) warned: “We are ready to teach you another lesson.” South Sudan President Salva Kiir (right) responded, saying Gen. Bashir's accusation are only to justify “his pending invasion.” (Associated Press)

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South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, speaks at a joint news conference with President Omar al-Bashir, not seen, at the airport in Khartoum, Sudan, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011. The president of South Sudan made his first official visit to Khartoum since the south broke away to form an independent country earlier this year. South Sudan became officially independent from the north on July 9, breaking away after more than 50 years of on-and-off war. (AP Photo/Abd Raouf)

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** FILE ** South Sudan President Salva Kiir (center) and Sudan President Omar al-Bashir (right) stand on the podium at the start of independence celebrations in Juba, South Sudan, on Saturday, July 9, 2011. (AP Photo/David Azia)