Bush Pushes for Sudan

President Bush announces new sanctions against Sudan and is pushing for a fresh UN resolution.

The sanctions are intended to punish Sudan for refusing to allow a United Nations peacekeeping force in Darfur. President Bush talked about these sanctions in April in his speech to the Holocaust Museum.

The White House agreed to hold off on the sanctions because of a request by the UN secretary general, who asked for more time to negotiate with Sudan. But those talks have gone nowhere.

The sanctions will target individuals blamed for the killings in Darfur, and ban at least 30 companies tied to the Sudanese government from the U.S. financial system. This includes companies tied to Sudan's booming oil industry.

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