Darfur Violence Prompts Sanctions Against Sudan

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    <iframe src="" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

President Bush tightened U.S. sanctions against Sudan on Tuesday, saying that Sudan's president is obstructing the peace effort and that Darfur deserves help.

The president promised to impose the sanctions six weeks ago, but he said he was giving the United Nations more time to persuade Sudan's president to allow peacekeepers into the embattled region. It has been three years since the Bush administration first labeled the conflict as genocide.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor

Support comes from