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NFTC Applauds Administration Announcement to Enact New Targeted Sanctions Against Sudan
Date: 5/29/2007
Written By: Eric Thomas or Jennifer Cummings, The Fratelli Group for NFTC, 202-822-9491

Washington, DC - ­ The National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) today released a statement in support of the President's announcement to enact new sanctions aimed at pressuring the Sudanese government to end the genocide in Darfur.



"By focusing an economic bulls-eye on Sudanese officials, rogue individuals and government-run companies, the Administration has offered smarter, tougher and more targeted sanctions that have the potential to help the people of Darfur," said NFTC President Bill Reinsch. "The narrowly focused sanctions program that the President proposed is a smart way to target the behavior of Sudanese officials without subjecting the Sudanese people to more onerous sanctions."

"We are encouraged by the President's push for multilateral engagement and his call for a new United Nations Security Council resolution," said USA*Engage Director Jake Colvin. "U.S. global leadership at the UN and with our allies is essential to the success of any effort to bring about change in Sudan."



As proposed by the President this morning, the new U.N. Security Council resolution would apply increased economic sanctions, expand the arms embargo and prohibit state-sponsored military strikes over Darfur.



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USA*Engage ( is a coalition of small and large businesses, agriculture groups and trade associations working to seek alternatives to the proliferation of unilateral U.S. foreign policy sanctions and to promote the benefits of U.S. engagement abroad. Established in 1997 and organized under the National Foreign Trade Council (, USA*Engage leads a campaign to inform policy-makers, opinion-leaders, and the public about the counterproductive nature of unilateral sanctions, the importance of exports and overseas investment for American competitiveness and jobs, and the role of American companies in promoting human rights and democracy worldwide.