SUDAN WATCH: Bush tells Bashir to accept UN force backed by NATO

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Bush tells Bashir to accept UN force backed by NATO

AP report says US President GW Bush called Sudanese President el-Bashir on Monday night about the importance of peace in Darfur, according to the official Sudan Press Agency and Frederick Jones, a spokesman for Bush's National Security Council - excerpt:
During the call, Bush urged al-Bashir to send his Vice President Ali Osman Mohammed Taha, who left Abuja Monday, back to the peace talks, White House press secretary Scott McClellan said. The president told al-Bashir to accept a U.N. peacekeeping mission backed by NATO logistics and training for Darfur.

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