January 30, 2012 / 5:13 PM / 8 years ago

Sudan says to keep lifting S. Sudan oil until deal made

ADDIS ABABA, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Sudan will continue to lift oil from South Sudan that is still in a pipeline running north to a Red Sea port until a deal is reached to resolve a dispute over export transit fees, Sudan’s foreign minister said on Monday.

“The shutdown is their decision. But as long as they don’t sign, we will continue lifting what we think is our right,” Ali Karti told Reuters on the sidelines of an African Union summit.

“Till the time we agree on the issue, the calculations are there - we will not stop,” he said, adding there was still oil in the pipeline even though South Sudan had shut down its crude production. (Reporting by Aaaron Maasho; Writing by Alexander Dziadosz, editing by Jane Baird)

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