Sunday, May 27, 2007

Darfur Heroics: Ban Ki-Moon

U.N. presses for peace in Darfur
The secretary-general writes to the Sudanese president in a last-ditch push for a truce and negotiations.
By Maggie Farley, Times Staff Writer
May 27, 2007

UNITED NATIONS — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has put his personal diplomatic clout on the line to end the bloodshed in Darfur, demanding a cease-fire and fresh peace talks in a letter to Sudan's president, U.S. and Sudanese diplomats said Saturday.

Ban has asked the Security Council to hold off on sanctions to give President Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir time to respond to an all-out diplomatic drive outlined for the first time in the confidential letter, which was delivered Friday.

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