U.S. urges swift implementation of Sudan Abyei deal

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Posted: Jun 20, 2011 11:53 AM

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. envoy to the United Nations Susan Rice Monday called for swift implementation of an agreement between north and south Sudan to demilitarize the disputed Abyei region.

In remarks to the U.N. Security Council, she also called for the immediate deployment of Ethiopian troops to the Abyei region, which straddles north and south Sudan. Rice added that the United States would now begin drafting a U.N. Security Council resolution that would authorize their deployment.

(Reporting by Louis Charbonneau; Editing by Will Dunham)