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Cablegate: Usun Guidance for Unsc Sudan Sanctions Committee

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SUBJECT: USUN GUIDANCE FOR UNSC SUDAN SANCTIONS COMMITTEE
CONSULTATIONS


1. USUN may draw from the following points during the 12
June UN Security Council Consultations on the Sudan Sanctions
Committee.

- The United States welcomes the statement by the Chair of
the 1591 Committee concerning the Sudan. We would also like
to take this opportunity to thank the Panel of Experts for
their work and professional commitment to impartial
reporting. We support the Panel's mandated activities and
note with great concern its May 14 midterm report which notes
no signs of improvement in the implementation of Resolution
1591. It is especially troubling that the report indicates
that training, arms, ammunition, vehicles, and other
logistical equipment continue to flow to non-State armed
groups in Darfur. With that in mind, I would like to make
four points.

- First, the situation in Sudan is very troubling, and we are
concerned that hostilities have escalated with all parties
showing a willful disregard for the Council's measures in
Darfur, as evidenced by the Government of Sudan,s May 4
bombing of villages in Darfur and the subsequent May 10
attack by Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) rebels on
Omdurman.

- Second, the United States calls upon the Government of
Sudan to comply with its international obligations. It must
stop offensive military overflights in and over the Darfur
region. The deplorable practice of using aircraft painted
white, which resemble humanitarian aircraft, must cease
immediately. The Government of Sudan must also comply with
its obligations to facilitate the deployment of UNAMID. The
pattern of overflights and obstruction to the deployment of
self-sustaining troops for UNAMID demonstrates the Government
of Sudan's disregard for this Council's decisions.

- Third, we expect the Government of Sudan to implement fully
resolution 1672 (2006), which requires all Member States to
freeze the assets and prevent entry into or transit through
their territories of the four individuals designated in that
resolution. These individuals have been designated for
impeding the peace process; constituting a threat to
stability in Darfur and the region; committing violations of
international humanitarian or human rights law; or violating
the arms embargo.

- Fourth, we would request the Committee follow up to:

-- ensure that UNAMID staff is trained and aware of the arms
embargo;

-- urge the Government of Sudan to issue multiple entry visas
to the Panel of Experts so it can have ready access to do its
work; and

-- request that the Panel of Experts meet with the Western
Military commander in West Darfur and continue to seek out
additional information on the inflow of arms to non-State
armed groups in Darfur.

2. Jean T Clark (clarkjt@state.sgov.gov; 202.736.7736) in
IO/PSC is the POC.

3. The Department appreciates Mission's efforts.
RICE

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