Sudan's parliament rejects U.S. sanctions

KHARTOUM, Jun 6, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX) --

The Sudanese National Assembly ( parliament) on Wednesday issued a resolution rejecting a recent U. S. decision of expanding sanctions on Sudan.

The Sudanese parliament noted in the resolution that the U.S. sanctions would obstruct the efforts for realizing peace in the western Sudanese region of Darfur.

The sanctions will also harm the humanitarian situation in southern Sudan, Darfur and other parts of the African country, the Sudanese parliament added.

It decided to notify the UN Security Council, the UN General Assembly, the African Union as well as other international and regional organizations of the danger and effects of the sanctions on the Sudanese government's efforts to achieve peace.

The Sudanese parliament announced its support for the diplomatic action aimed at thwarting the attempt of the U.S. backed by Britain to seek a UN Security Council resolution on international sanctions against Sudan.

It urged the Sudanese government to fully implement the peace agreement in Darfur, and protect Sudan and Sudanese interest from the impact of the American sanctions.

Last week, U.S. President George W. Bush announced new sanction measures to be taken by his administration against some 30 Sudanese companies and three individuals, whom accused of being involved in the Darfur violence.

The newly sanctioned companies join 132 other Sudanese firms already banned from doing business with any U.S. company or bank