U.S. Gives Sudan Ultimatum
Posted on Apr 23, 2007
Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte has told the Sudanese government it must either cooperate with a U.N. peacekeeping plan or face sanctions. However, the U.S. has agreed to give U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon time to work with Khartoum before pressing the issue.
The US has said it expects Sudan to prove its commitment to allowing a strengthened UN peacekeeping force into Darfur within a matter of weeks.
US Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte said time was running out for Sudan to allow the international peace keeping force in.
Recent talks with Sudan’s president were not encouraging, he said.