Security Council passes resolution on UN peacekeepers in Darfur Joe Shaulis at 1:01 PM ET
[JURIST] The UN Security Council [official website] unanimously passed a resolution [text] Tuesday that accelerates planning for a United Nations [official website] peacekeeping force in Sudan's Darfur region [JURIST news archive]. US President Bush last week asked the Council [press briefing transcript] to adopt the resolution, which demands that an assessment team be deployed to Sudan within a week to prepare for UN control of the African Union-led peacekeeping mission now in Darfur. Drafted by the US, the resolution also threatens sanctions against anyone who interferes with the peace agreement [text; BBC report] between the Sudanese government [official website; CIA backgrounder] and the main rebel group.
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