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NEWS: Sudan Accepts UN Resolution on Darfur

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posted on Jul, 31 2004 @ 11:11 AM
Although Sudan initially voted against it, the country has accepted a UN resolution that hopes to curtail some of the violence in the Darfur region. The UN Security Council resolution says that Sudan will face international sanctions if the country does not work to stop the violence in the Darfur region. Sudan is not happy about this but they believe it is better to work things out for themselves than to suffer international intervention.
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Sudan said Saturday it would comply with a U.N. resolution threatening it with sanctions if it failed to restore security in the crisis-hit Darfur region.

"Sudan is not happy with the (U.N.) Security Council resolution, but we will comply with it to the best of our ability," Osman Al Said, Sudan's ambassador to the African Union, told a news conference in Ethiopia.

"Because should we fail to do so, we know our enemies would not hesitate to take other measures against our country," he added, in remarks that backed down from Sudan's initial rejection of the vote.

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The UK has already made it clear that if things do not improve in Darfur they are willing to invade. The US would not be far behind most likely.

It will be hard for Sudan to stop the violence and bring stability to Darfur though. The area has been plagued with violence for many years and is not likely to change overnight.

This article from the New York Press says the Republican party cares about Sudan due to alterior motives, read it and decide for yourself.

[edit on 31-7-2004 by Zion Mainframe]

posted on Jul, 31 2004 @ 02:02 PM
Troops act as Sudan backs down

FRENCH soldiers stationed in Chad began airlifting aid to the border with Sudan's Darfur region today, as Sudan reluctantly agreed to accept a UN Security Council resolution threatening international action unless atrocities in Darfur were halted within 30 days.

French President Jacques Chirac ordered the mobilisation of his forces yesterday to help the 1.2 million people driven from their homes by Sudanese troops and Arab militia known as Janjaweed.
Today's French military operation began when a Hercules C-130 flew 12 tonnes of supplies to Abeche, destined for people in nine refugee camps, according to Colonel Charles.

He said the action was "in the framework of strengthening logistical aid to UN agencies".

At last!!!


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