Secretary of State Colin Powell threatened the Sudanese government with unspecified U.N. Security Council action on Tuesday if it fails to crack down on Arab militias whose actions he said are approaching genocide against African villagers in the western Darfur region. “Unless we see more movement soon…it may be necessary for the international community to begin considering other actions, to include Security Council action,” Powell told a news conference with Sudanese Foreign Minister Mustafa Osman Ismail. The United States wants Khartoum to end attacks by the militias, provide full access for humanitarian aid and restart political talks with rebel groups in Darfur, he said.Full Story
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