US Increases Sanctions Against Sudan

onedomino

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This announces sanctions on 31 Sudanese companies. To put real teeth in sanctions, we could block Chinese companies that do business in Sudan from doing business in the US. But that would probably never happen.

Complete article: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070529/ts_nm/sudan_darfur_sanctions_dc

U.S. to Slap New Sanctions on Sudan
By Joanne Morrison

The United States plans to announce tough new sanctions against Sudan on Tuesday before working out a resolution in the United Nations in an intensified effort to end the bloodshed in Darfur.

President George W. Bush will announce punitive action against 31 companies and four individuals, according to a draft of his speech.

"(Sudanese) President Bashir's actions over the past few weeks follow a long pattern of promising cooperation while finding new methods of obstruction," Bush will say.

The ratcheting up of U.S. pressure coincides with a broader effort by United Nations officials to get Sudan's government to end the violence that has devastated Darfur since 2003.

Fighting by government-backed militias and rebel groups in the Darfur region of western Sudan has killed more than 200,000 people and driven about 2 million from their homes.
 

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The UN keeps asking for 'more time' for Sudan to get on board. Whether or not the US alone makes a difference, it's the right thing to do.
 

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