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Cablegate: Usun Instructions: Unsc Consultations On Sudan

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TO RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK IMMEDIATE 2992
INFO RUEHKH/AMEMBASSY KHARTOUM 6302
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UNCLAS STATE 096580

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EFIN ETTC KTFN PREL PTER SU UNSC
SUBJECT: USUN INSTRUCTIONS: UNSC CONSULTATIONS ON SUDAN
SANCTIONS COMMITTEE

1. USUN may draw on the following points during the
September 11 Security Council Consultations on the UNSC Sudan
Sanctions Committee:

-- The United States would like to thank Italian Ambassador
Terzi for his statement and for his efforts as the new Chair
of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to
resolution 1591 (2005) concerning the Sudan.

-- We would also like to express our appreciation for the
work of the Committee's Panel of Experts, which is done under
challenging circumstances. We thank the Panel of Experts for
their work to highlight ways to improve the implementation of
the measures imposed by the Security Council, and we
anticipate the release of their next report in the coming
weeks.

-- The United States notes with grave concern the recent
events on the ground, including the fighting last week in
North Darfur that resulted in many civilian deaths, large
civilian displacement, and destruction of cities in North
Darfur. The 25 August attacks on the Kalma internally
displaced persons camp in South Darfur left more than 40
people dead, most of them women and children, and even more
wounded. We are increasingly troubled by the continuing
violence, combined with increasing bureaucratic harassment
and denial of humanitarian access to affected populations.

-- The United States calls upon all parties to immediately
cease hostilities; cooperate with UN/AU Chief Mediator
Bassole; and renew the political process to achieve a
negotiated settlement for an inclusive peace agreement.

-- We also call upon the Government of Sudan to fully
cooperate to allow for a complete and rapid deployment of
UNAMID; facilitate humanitarian access; grant multiple-entry
visas to the Panel of Experts; assist the Panel of Experts in
arranging meetings with officials from the government; cease
the use of aircraft painted white to resemble humanitarian
aircraft; and work to stop violations of the existing arms
embargo.

-- We remind the Government of Sudan that it must fully
implement and comply with the measures in UNSCR 1591 (2005),
which includes freezing the assets and preventing the entry
into or transit through their territories of designated
individuals. UNSC resolution 1591 also requires the
Government of Sudan seek Committee approval in advance of
moving weapons, ammunition and military equipment into the
Darfur region.

-- The United States encourages the 1591 Committee and its
Panel of Experts to focus on concrete ways to enhance
implementation of the measures specified in UNSCR 1591 (2005)
with specific attention to the origin of arms flowing into
Darfur.

2. Jean T Clark (clarkjt@state.sgov.gov, 202.736.7736) in
IO/PSC is the point of contact.

3. Department appreciates Mission's efforts.
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