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Amid Heglig Blame Game, PSC to Khartoum, Kiir Returns to Juba, US Holds Pen

By Matthew Russell Lee

UNITED NATIONS, April 25 -- The day after the Sudan and South Sudan communique of the African Union's Peace & Security Council was presented during the UN Security Council's consultations, additional information but it seems no draft resolution emerged on Wednesday morning.

  African sources tell Inner City Press the PSC is sending a delegation to Khartoum to present and "sell" the plan. Salva Kiir is reportedly leaving China early to return to Juba to consider the plan.

  On the matter of the damage to the oil facilities in Heglig, a Permanent Representative on the UNSC told Inner City Press the issue has been under discussion, including alongside a working lunch Tuesday -- another Council member puts the damage toll at $2 billion dollars.

  Inner City Press asked US Ambassador Susan Rice on her way into the UNSC at 10 am if she'd heard from South Sudan or Sudan if they accept the AU Plan. ""I'm not consulting with them," Ambassador Rice replied.

Some three hours later when the UNSC session on the US' strangely named debate on "Illicit Flows" suspended until 3 pm, Inner City Press again asked Ambassador Rice about Sudan. She said that while the US "has the pen" on Sudan in the Council, it's not only South Sudan they don't consult with but other non Council members.

Ambassador Rice indicated that Security Council members or member who are also in the African Union or its Peace & Security Council keep the UNSC informed.

Some Council member feel it is not moving fast enough, that the AU plan has some deadlines as early as 48 hours but the UNSC is not yet moving. Watch this site.

Footnote: While Inner City Press on Tuesday obtained the AU PSC communique and put it online at 8 pm, on Wednesday morning there were still requests for the document. So here again is the link:

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