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Press Statement
Sean McCormack, Spokesman
Washington, DC
January 25, 2006


Violence in Darfur

The United States condemns the Sudan Liberation Army’s attacks on the village of Golo and a police convoy in West Darfur on January 23, which killed and wounded a large number of Sudanese Armed Forces personnel.

These attacks were unwarranted and violations of the cease-fire agreement. Their perpetrators must be held accountable.

We commend the African Union Mission in Sudan for its response in both of these incidents, particularly its assistance to humanitarian workers caught in the midst of the fighting.

The United States calls on all the parties to cooperate fully with the African Union, abide by the ceasefire, and adhere to UN Security Council resolutions and the terms of the humanitarian and security protocols they promised to uphold.

The United States is firmly committed to peace in Sudan. Only a political solution can bring durable peace and resolution of the humanitarian crisis in Darfur. We urge the Government of Sudan and the rebels to negotiate seriously at the peace talks in Abuja to achieve a peaceful settlement.

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