Report: US Proposes Solution for Sudan Internal Conflict
The US has become directly involved in efforts to reaching a solution to the conflict in Sudan, said Al Rai Al Aam daily in an exclusive report.
The daily quoted “well-informed sources” as saying the new administration intends to work with concerned parties at the UN, the EU and with Arab countries to achieve national concord in the war-torn country.
The sources told the paper that Washington has distributed a document containing proposals for the solution among all the parties involved: the government, the opposition in addition to Egypt and Libya.
The document, “US Paper on Achieving a Comprehensive Political Solution in Sudan,” is based on recommendations set by an ad hoc committee which follows up developments in the Arab African country.
An international task force, concerned by Khartoum's support for anti-US terrorist groups and anticipating a steady growth of oil exports from Sudan, issued a report a month ago calling for a major diplomatic initiative to end the country's civil war.
According to Al Rai Al Aam, the US suggests in the paper an autonomy in the south, supports the Egyptian-Libyan initiative and calls on international parties to extend helping hand to Sudan.
Meanwhile, AFP reported that a group of US lawmakers Wednesday moved once again to condemn the government of the Sudan for human rights abuses, including slavery.
The Sudan Peace Act is similar to one which passed the House of Representatives last year but died in the Senate.
The bill would require President George W. Bush to report on Sudan's sources and status of its oil revenues and the extent to which financing was secured in the United States.
However, the bill's supporters this year removed references to sanctions in an effort to ease its passage.
"With over two million dead, and millions more homeless, starving and enslaved, America must not continue to turn a blind eye to the atrocities in Sudan," said Representative Tom Tancredo, a Colorado Republican who introduced the Sudan Peace Act.
The Sudanese war, which has gone on for 18 years, is seen by experts as one of the most intractable and potentially destabilizing in Africa, said the agency – Albawaba.com
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