Following are excerpts from a public address delivered by Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir, which aired on Russia Today TV (recorded from Sudan TV) on December 20, 2010.
Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir: If [Sudan] is partitioned, the constitution will change. The shari'a will be the main source for legislation. Islam will be the official religion of the state, as will be laid down in the constitution. The Arabic language will be the official language of the state, as will be laid down in the next constitution.
Just like there is oil in South [Sudan], there is oil in the north. The oil in the north is more promising, will last for a longer time, and is present in greater quantities than the oil in the south.