Sunday, September 12, 2004

Just what the UN ordered

Egypt doesn't want to see sanctions placed on Sudan.

Egypt said on Saturday that it did not approve of sanctions or the threat of sanctions in dealing with the crisis in the Darfur region of western Sudan.

In implicit criticism of the United States, presidential spokesman Maged Abdel Fattah said the world should first give time for U.N. and African Union plans to produce results.

Of course, this is exactly the kind of credibility the UN needs as Egypt is demanding a seat on the UN Security Council.

Egypt is the latest country to put its name forward for a permanent UN Security Council seat.

Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Egypt's foreign minister, said on Saturday that the UN needed representation in the Middle East.

"Egypt's regional and international contributions - in African, Arab, Islamic circles, in the Middle East and among developing countries and blooming economies qualifies her to bear the responsibility of new membership in the expanded security council," he said.

Im sure the Darfurese are thrilled with the notion.

Wandering Mind

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