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US draft resolution threatens punitive actions against Sudan if Darfur security not improved

[JURIST] The US circulated a UN Security Council draft resolution on Wednesday calling for an increased monitoring force in the Darfur region of Sudan and harsh punitive actions involving the country's oil exports if the Sudanese government doesn't act quickly to increase security and end militia attacks. The resolution reasoned that the Sudanese government "has failed fully to comply with its commitments" to the UN, and that "the situation in Sudan constitutes a threat to international peace and security and to stability in the region." AP has more. The US State Department provides background on US policy towards Sudan and the Darfur crisis.

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