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US likely to call UN Sudan sanctions vote Tuesday

The United States was likely to call a U.N. vote on Tuesday to impose sanctions on four Sudanese accused of war crimes in Darfur, despite opposition from China and Russia, a U.S. official said. The sanctions, a travel ban and a freeze on assets abroad, would be the first adopted against individuals involved in the Darfur conflict. They were authorized by the U.N. Security Council in March 2005 against those who thwart peace efforts, violate human rights or conduct military flights over Darfur. “We very well could vote,” said Richard Grenell, spokesman for the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. Full Story

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