Thursday, 20 November 2008 report from Sudan Tribune - British FM pledges to defer Bashir indictment: Sudan state media
November 18, 2008 (KHARTOUM) — London and Paris are working together to introduce a UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution freezing ICC move against president Bashir, the British Foreign Secretary David Miliband told Sudan official news agency (SUNA).
Photo: British Foreign Secretary David Miliband, speaks during an interview with the Associated Press, in Damascus, Syria, on Tuesday Nov. 18, 2008 (AP)
“The UK supports the international efforts undertaken in the UNSC aiming to suspend a decision by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to Sudanese president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir for another year” Miliband told SUNA in an interview from Damascus.
“We realize that these international measures will not solve the crisis but will complicate it even further and may be put the future of peace in Sudan on the brink of collapse” he added.
Miliband’s statements contrast that of UK Foreign Office Minister for Africa Lord Malloch Brown who said in September that suspension “is a very bad idea”.
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