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Ban Ki-moon, the UN chief, said al-Bashir had agreed to UNlogistical and financial assistance for African Union troops in
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In a speech on Wednesday, al-Bashir criticised UNresolutions calling for a UN troop deployment in Darfur as a violation of
"This is a breakthrough that never happened before andwe hope it leads immediately to a solution to the humanitarian tragedy in
After the talks, the Arab League said Ban and al-Bashiragreed on "practical measures" to implement a pact onpeacekeeping in Darfur, made in
The sides agreed to "define the size of the Africanforces and their weaponry as well as the logistical and technical support,supervision, financing and the ways of participation by the UnitedNations".
"We are very sceptical that Bashir has agreed to anysuch thing. We must see the fine print," a senior official told Reuters.
Before the Saudi announcement, US officials from the state,defence, treasury and other departments said Washington would "tighten thescrews" with fresh sanctions within days.
Besides imposing travel and banking restrictions on atleast three people, including a rebel leader, it wants to put morepressure on fragmented rebel groups.
About 130 firms linked to
Some say the fresh sanctions are too little, too late.
John Prendergast of the International Crisis Group said:"This is the right idea but it is simply not enough and not multilateralenough to make an impact, a dent, in the calculations of the Sudaneseregime."
Experts say at least 200,000 people have been killed and 2.5million displaced in
The under-manned and under-equipped 7,000-strong AfricanUnion peacekeeping force in
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