South Sudan says it is suspending talks with Khartoum, accusing Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir of plotting to overthrow the southern government.
A senior official, Pagan Amun, said the plot was being orchestrated by the North’s military intelligence. The North has denied the accusation.
The statement followed fighting between southern forces and a rebel militia in the southern oil town of Malakal.
South Sudan is to declare independence in July following January’s referendum.
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