UN Council threatens Sudan, S. Sudan with sanctions

By REUTERS
May 2, 2012 19:02

 
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UNITED NATIONS - The UN Security Council unanimously approved a resolution on Wednesday that threatens Sudan and South Sudan with sanctions if the African neighbors fail to halt an escalating conflict and resume negotiations on disputes within two weeks.

The UN Council resolution on Sudan and South Sudan, former civil war foes that split when the south seceded last year, follows weeks of border fighting that have raised fears Khartoum and Juba could launch an all-out war after failing to resolve a string of disputes over oil revenues and border demarcation.

China, which has close trade relations with both countries, and Russia supported the resolution after several days of negotiations with council members during which they resisted the Western push for a threat of sanctions.

"We are always very cautious about the use and threat of sanctions," China's UN Ambassador Li Baodong told the council.

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