UN today reiterated its condemnation of the armed attacks of recent days in the Sudanese region of Abyei, rich in oil resources and disputed by the forces of northern and southern Sudan.
The new complaint was issued on Tuesday in Geneva by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, who emphasized that such attacks do not contribute to peaceful coexistence between the two parts of the African country.
The officer called to seek a peaceful solution to the crisis and avoid a deepening of the conflict and possible chaos, according to an official report released at the UN headquarters in New York.
The first attack occurred last Thursday by Army troops of the Sudan People's Liberation (South) against a UN convoy guarded by a detachment of 200 elements of the Armed Forces Joint Integrated Sudan.
That quota was created with the military in the north and south of the country by an agreement promoted by the Abyei Joint Technical Committee for the purpose of ending the clashes.
Two days later the northern forces took control of Abyei in an action condemned by the Security Council as a violation of peace agreements signed in 2005 that ended the civil war in Sudan.
Last Sunday the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon also condemned the escalation of violence in Abyei and urged the warring parties for an immediate cessation of military operations and withdrawal of all armed personnel in the region .
The holder of the world organization stressed the need to reach an agreement before July 9, the day that South Sudan proclaimed its independence from the North, a decision made in a referendum in January.
A similar consultation should be on the same date in Abyei to determine which part belong to the territory after the emergence of the new state, but voting was postponed without a precise date.
The UN has a quota of 10 000 500 troops in Sudan, with a mission to monitor the peace agreement of 2005.
A force that adds another joint UN-African Union, established in 2007 to try to quell violence in the Darfur region, with about 23 thousand items.