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Cablegate: Sudan - Guidance for Security Council

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OO RUEHGI RUEHMA RUEHROV
DE RUEHC #7947 2962257
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O R 232241Z OCT 07
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK IMMEDIATE 9260
INFO DARFUR COLLECTIVE
RUEHGI/AMEMBASSY BANGUI 0817
RUEHNJ/AMEMBASSY NDJAMENA 2809

UNCLAS STATE 147947

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL UNSC KPKO SU
SUBJECT: SUDAN - GUIDANCE FOR SECURITY COUNCIL
CONSULTATIONS ON 24 OCTOBER 2007

1. PURPOSE: This is an action request. The Department asks
USUN to base its statement at the 24 October 2007 UN Security
Council consultations on Sudan on the objectives in paragraph
2.

2. OBJECTIVES:

-To stress the linkage of resolution of the Darfur conflict,
Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) implementation, and
sustainable peace throughout Sudan.

-To note that this linkage underlines the urgent need for: a
ceasefire by all parties; protection of civilians, including
humanitarian workers; the rapid deployment of United Nations
- African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID); active support
for the CPA; and full participation in the Darfur peace talks
commencing 27 October 2007 in Libya.

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UNAMID
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-To urge all parties (the Government of Sudan (GOS), United
Nations (UN), African Union (AU), troop contributing
countries, and international community) to facilitate the
speedy deployment of UNAMID and the Light and Heavy Support
Packages of UN assistance to the African Union Mission in
Sudan (AMIS). To stress the need for the UN to meet the
deadlines for establishment of an initial operating
capability and for transfer of responsibility from AMIS to
UNAMID as laid out in UNSCR 1769.

-To urge contributions for all of the remaining gaps in force
generation for UNAMID. Current gaps consist of specialized
units for UNAMID, including attack and utility helicopters
and transport units.

-To encourage donors to ensure that troop contributors have
the capabilities for UNAMID to meet the necessary standards
for effectiveness and sustainability.

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UNITED NATIONS MISSION IN SUDAN (UNMIS)
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-To urge all parties (the GOS, the Government of Southern
Sudan, UNMIS, and the international community), to support
vigorously the full implementation of the Comprehensive Peace
Agreement, including through the strengthening of the
Assessment and Evaluation Commission (AEC) and the convening
of a high-level international meeting focused on
implementation. We are concerned by the Sudan People's
Liberation Movement's recent move to suspend its
participation in the Government of National Unity and call on
all parties to redouble their efforts to implement the CPA in
good faith.

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DARFUR POLITICAL PROCESS
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-To urge all parties (the rebels and the GOS) to participate
in the UN-AU-led Darfur political process, which is scheduled
to commence 27 October 2007 in Libya, and to negotiate in
good faith toward attaining a settlement.

-To urge all parties to exercise restraint from violence
immediately, avoiding retaliation and escalation. We deplore
the most recent violence against AMIS and against civilians
in Darfur.

3. POINT-OF-CONTACT: Grace M. Kang, IO/PSC 202-736-7735.
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