South Sudan Complains to United Nations About Sudan Attacks

South Sudan filed a complaint to the United Nations Security Council alleging that attacks are continuing by Sudan even as the two countries are negotiating a peace agreement.

South Sudan’s government complained yesterday that Sudan was undertaking aerial and ground attacks and failed to withdraw its forces from the disputed territory of Abyei, both of which would be violations of a resolution passed by the council on May 2, according to an e-mailed statement today from the administration.

“This is a test of the resolve and credibility of the UN Security Council itself,” the government said in the statement.

Officials from Sudan and South Sudan began meeting on May 29 in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, to negotiate agreements on issues outstanding since the South declared independence on July 9.

Points of contention include the status of Abyei, border demarcation and fees South Sudan should pay to export its oil through pipelines and processing facilities in Sudan.

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