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Press Statement
Adam Ereli, Deputy Spokesman
Washington, DC
April 25, 2006


Sudan - UN Sanctions on Individuals

The United States welcomes the UN Security Councilís adoption of Resolution 1672, imposinga travel ban and assets freeze on four Sudanese individuals responsible for committing heinous crimes on the people of Darfur.

The four individuals are Sheikh Musa Hilal, Paramount Chief of the Jalul Tribe in North Darfur, Gabril Abdul Kareem Badri, the National Movement for Reform and Development (NMRD) Field Commander, Major General Mohamed Elhassan, Commander for the Western Military Region for the Sudanese Armed Forces, and Adam Yacub Shant, Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) Commander.

Resolution 1672 is a down payment towards justice and accountability in Sudan. The United States will pursue additional designations of individuals from all of the parties involved in Darfur. Additional individuals are currently under review by the UN Sudan Sanctions Committee.

The United States will continue to work with the international community to press the Sudanese government and the rebel movements to stop the violence in Darfur, rein in the Janjaweed militias, rapidly conclude a peace agreement in Abuja, Nigeria, and hold accountable all who are responsible for crimes against the people of Darfur.

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Released on April 25, 2006

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