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Sudan Escalates Stand Against U.N. Mission for Darfur

Sudan stepped up opposition to a U.N. peacekeeping mission for Darfur, warning that it would consider any country’s pledge to supply police or troops to a U.N. force “a hostile act” and a “prelude to an invasion” of the Islamic country. The Sudanese statement comes more than two weeks after the United Nations sent a letter urging scores of governments to commit troops for a Darfur mission. Khartoum reiterated its “total rejection” of an Aug. 31 Security Council resolution authorizing a U.N. force of about 20,000 for the troubled Darfur region. Full Story

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