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UN demands end to Sudan, S Sudan crisis

2012-03-07 10:32

New York - The UN Security Council says cross-border violence between Sudan and South Sudan is threatening international peace and security and is demanding that both countries stop the attacks.

A strongly worded presidential statement read at a council meeting on Tuesday urged both countries to implement a February 10 non-aggression and co-operation pact which they signed following African Union-led talks.

A decades-long civil war between the Sudanese government in the mainly Arab north and rebels in the black south which is mainly Christian and animist culminated in a 2005 peace deal that saw the partitioning of Sudan and the birth of South Sudan last July.

The Security Council demanded that neither country take action that would undermine the security of the other.