January 19, 2019

Sudan rejects U.N. call to withdraw from Abyei

[Published June 6, 2011] JUBA, South Sudan – Sudan has rejected a call by the U.N. Security Council to withdraw its forces from the contested town of Abyei, as internal pressure mounts on South Sudan to respond to the invasion last month.

Sudanese Foreign Minister Ali Ahmed Karti, in a statement released over the weekend, said that Abyei is “Sudanese territory,” referring to the border region as well as the town by the same name it seized May 21. Read the rest of the article as it appeared.

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