U.S. not to send troops unilaterally to Darfur: Bush

U.S. President George W. Bush said that he would not send American troops unilaterally into the western Sudanese region of Darfur.

U.S. not to send troops unilaterally to Darfur: Bush
U.S. President George W. Bush said that he would not send American troops unilaterally into the western Sudanese region of Darfur.

"I made the decision not to send U.S. troops unilaterally into Darfur," Bush told a rally in Nashville, Tennesee. "I made the decision in consultations with allies, as well as consultations with members of Congress and activists."

Bush, who has been urging to deploy a UN force to work with African Union peacekeepers in the Darfur region, discussed the situation in the war-torn region on Tuesday with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

In June, an agreement was reached between the Sudanese government, the United Nations and the African Union on a hybrid peacekeeping operation of the two organizations in Darfur.

The United States welcomed the agreement and urged the Sudanese government to take steps in order to facilitate and accelerate the implementation of the agreement.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Temmuz 2007, 12:25
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