The UN did not see harm in conducting a balloon test by speaking about possibility of deploying UN troops on hotspot areas on the north-south borders. News coming from the UN headquarters in New York last week said that the operation was just an attempt to test the reactions in Sudan. And it is sure that it was not a coincidence the SPLM leader call for deploy forces on the borders with northern Sudan during the visit of the UN Security Council members to Juba, south Sudan. Seemingly, this proposal was discussed before.

It is sure that Kiir and the members of the delegation have earlier tackled this matter. However, members of the delegation were afraid of the failure of their visit if they spoke about such proposal publicly because they already know that it is not acceptable for the government.

So, they spoke about the proposal in two stages; the first one was the request of Kiir to the UN to deploy forces on common borders while the second one was the UN proposal on the same matter. The UN seems to be not interested in demarcation of borders before the referendum.

However, the strange thing was the call although the UN and Kiir know that the common borders are still not demarcated. This raises the question: why do they want to deploy troops on unknown borders.In fact, neither the SPLM nor the UN can answer this question because the common borders did not witness any tensions since the signing of the peace agreement, and that there are no signs of possible war in the area.

It is true that the hypothesis of secession could lead to tensions, but no doubts that only the SPLM and the National Congress are responsible for maintaining security and stability of the country.Thus, what is the significance of bringing international troops to borders that are still undefined?

Instead of speaking about deployment of troops on hotspot areas, it is very important to demarcate the borders before conducting referendum to avoid future problems.