SUDAN WATCH: Arab FMs hold emergency meeting on ICC arrest warrant against Sudanese president

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Arab FMs hold emergency meeting on ICC arrest warrant against Sudanese president

From China View 5 March 2009 - excerpt:
Arab FMs hold emergency meeting on ICC arrest warrant against Sudanese president
CAIRO, March 4 (Xinhua) -- Arab foreign ministers started here on Wednesday afternoon an emergency meeting on the issue of an arrest warrant by the International Criminal Court (ICC) against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.

The ministers are expected to discuss the negative impact of the ICC decision on Sudan and the Arab stance on this issue.

The meeting, hours after the ICC made the decision, was held on the sidelines of a joint Arab-Southern American foreign ministers' conference which is in session at the headquarters of the Arab League. [...]

On Wednesday, Egypt called on the UN Security Council to hold an emergency meeting to suspend the enforcement of the ICC decision.

Egypt is greatly concerned about the negative impacts the ICC move might have on the security and stability of Sudan, Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit was quoted by the official MENA news agency as saying.

At such a critical time of Sudan's history, the UN Security Council should shoulder its responsibilities to achieve peace in the country, Abul Gheit said.

The top Egyptian diplomat urged the UN Security Council to hold an emergency meeting to suspend the enforcement of the ICC decision, saying Sudan needs a comprehensive political solution to bring long-term justice.
Editor: Mu Xuequan

1 Comments:

Blogger Hannah said...

Though the move by ICC to issue an arrest warrant to Omar al-Bashir president of Sudan goes on to show the height of justice, it would ultimately lead to the suffering in the parts of the Sudanese and hamper the peace process in the nation. Does this mean we should turn a blind eye on crimes on humanity? Make your stance on the situation of arrest warrant for Omar al-Bashir at
www.allvoices.com/journalism
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