Thursday, April 19, 2007

Keep Up the Pressure to Divest From the Sudan, It's Working

The other day I blogged about the efforts of some groups encouraging divestiture from the Sudan. Well, keep it the pressure, it's working.

According to the New York Sun, President Bush joined the bandwagon.

Mr. Bush said he would block Sudanese government transactions in the U.S. and add 29 companies owned or controlled by Sudan's government to a list banned from doing business with American companies and individuals. The U.S. also would cut off financial transactions involving individuals deemed responsible for the violence.

In addition to possible new steps by the American government, Mr. Bush said he has directed Secretary of State Rice to prepare a new UN Security Council resolution on Sudan.

In New York, British Ambassador Emyr Jones Parry told reporters that Britain, America, and France have been working on a draft resolution that would tighten existing sanctions on the government in Khartoum.

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