Sudan's UN ambassador denies aerial bombardment

November 11, 2011 - 2:50 PM

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Sudan's U.N. ambassador is denying reports his country has bombed areas of South Sudan, and the American ambassador says he's a liar.

Sudanese Ambassador Daffa-Alla Elhag Ali Osman told journalists after a Security Council meeting on the matter Friday that the reports were "fabrications" and "there was no aerial bombardment."

The United Nations' U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice told journalists that the reports of bombing by Sudan along its border with South Sudan have been confirmed by U.N. officials. She says the Sudanese envoy "blatantly lied" to council members.

U.N. peacekeeping chief Herve Lasous says the U.N. mission in South Sudan on Thursday confirmed that at least two bombs had been dropped near the Yida refugee camp in South Sudan.