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UN Council Shies Away from Oil Sanctions on Sudan

The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday focused on African Union troops as a way out of the Darfur crisis, ignoring its earlier threat of oil sanctions against Sudan for atrocities against civilians. U.S. Ambassador John Danforth, the most critical envoy of Khartoum on the council, said it was important to get as many African troops as possible in Darfur. The council last month had threatened sanctions if Sudan did not take action to protect civilians. But Danforth told reporters, “I think right now we have to keep our eye on the ball,” adding: “The focus now is on the African Union. Full Story

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