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US says Sudan must act 'now' on UN resolution on Darfur

The United States said Sudan must move immediately to meet the requirements of a UN Security Council resolution demanding action to improve conditions in the strife-torn western region of Darfur. “One month ago, Sudan committed to take actions to stop the violence in Darfur and to improve humanitarian access,” deputy State Department spokesman Adam Ereli said. “Thirty days have passed, and painfully little has been done. “The need is now, there is no excuse for not taking action now, the Security Council calls for action now and that’s what we want to see,” he told reporters. Ereli also rejected the Sudanese army’s characterization of the UN resolution — which gives Khartoum 30 days to bring the crisis in Darfur under control or face international action — as a “declaration of war.” Full Story

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