Saturday, September 09, 2006

Sudanese Leaders May Be Held Responsible For Darfur Tragedy

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has warned Sudan’s leaders they could be held responsible for the suffering and death in Darfur if they refuse to allow U.N. peacekeepers into the region.

With the Security Council set to hold a debate on Darfur Monday, Secretary-General Annan expressed frustration that his attempts to persuade Sudanese leaders to accept U.N. troops in Darfur have failed. “I have been working with quite a few governments to try to get the government of Sudan to show flexibility, but we have so far not been successful. The message I have tried to get to the Sudanese government is that the international community is not coming in as an invading force, but basically to help them protect the people. If the Government had been able to do it itself, I don’t think we would be having this debate,” he said. Read more >>>

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