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US flexible on Sudan resolution

[JURIST] US Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage said Monday that the US is willing to make changes to its draft UN Security Council resolution on Sudan, but said that Washington will insist on as strong a resolution as possible. As previously reported on JURIST's Paper Chase, the US formally introduced a draft resolution to the Security Council which calls for sanctions against Sudan's oil industry if the Sudanese government does not disarm rebels in Darfur. Russia and China have both objected to the draft. A vote on the resolution is expected this week. Aljazeera has more. JURIST's Paper Chase has additional background on the draft resolution.

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