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Sudan Leader: Sanctions Won't Solve Crisis

Sudan’s foreign minister warned against any U.N. action against his country over a refugee crisis in the Darfur region, saying such a move would only complicate efforts to resolve the situation, state-run media reported Friday. Foreign Minister Mustafa Osman Ismail said Thursday that the threat of sanctions was aimed at weakening Sudan’s government and would not solve the crisis in Darfur state along the Chad border. Instead, he said sanctions would only complicate cooperation between Khartoum and international organizations to end the conflict. The United Nations estimates the conflict has killed up to 30,000 people and left 2 million others desperately short of food and medicine. One million people have been displaced or become refugees. Full Story

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