Thursday, May 31, 2007

US hints at boycotting 2008 Bejing Olympics on Darfur crisis

Wouldn't that be something? Go Bush Go!

Thursday 31 May 2007 09:25.

Sudan Tribune: May 30, 2007 (UNITED NATIONS) — At a time when the US envoy hinted at boycotting the Bejing Olympics, its demand for new U.N. sanctions against Sudan faces an uphill struggle, not least because Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he wants more time for diplomacy to help end the four-year conflict in Darfur.

Ban urged the U.S. and the U.K., on April 2 to delay a push for tougher sanctions - and he indicated that he remains opposed not only to President George W. Bush’s call for U.N. sanctions but to new U.S. economic measures that Bush ordered Tuesday. (more)

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