U.S. draft requests 4,200 Ethiopia troops for Abyei

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Posted: Jun 23, 2011 1:55 PM

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States said Thursday it submitted a draft resolution to the U.N. Security Council that would authorize the deployment of 4,200 Ethiopian troops to Sudan's disputed Abyei region.

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice also said that Washington was "gravely concerned about the humanitarian situation in Southern Kordofan," a state in north Sudan that borders south Sudan.

(Reporting by Louis Charbonneau; Editing by Sandra Maler)