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Press Statement
Sean McCormack, Spokesman
Washington, DC
August 30, 2006


U.S. Urges Immediate Passage of United Nations Security Council Resolution on Darfur

A proposed resolution that calls for the end to the violence in Darfur is now before the United Nations Security Council. The United States urges prompt passage of this extremely important resolution. United Nations peacekeepers are urgently needed to end the violence that has brought suffering to untold hundreds of thousands of people in the Darfur region. There must be no delay in the transition from the African Union force to the UN peacekeeping force. Darfur is on the verge of a dangerous downward spiral, and the suffering and the genocide must stop immediately.

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Released on August 30, 2006

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