White House

Implement Strong Multilateral Sanctions

What to say:

Urge President Bush to impose strong multilateral sanctions against the high-level leaders of the Government of Sudan.

Why it is important:

On May 29th, President Bush ordered new sanctions against the government of Sudan. Unfortunately, these sanctions are too little too late. As the genocide continues, it is time for tougher action.

Additional information:

U.S. sanctions were originally set to be implemented by January 1, 2007. The sanctions include: Restricted access to U.S. dollars for Sudanese Banks that accept payment for Sudanese oil exports. Because all oil transactions are done in dollars, these financial restrictions will limit the ability of the Sudanese government to profit from the oil sector, which serves to fund over 70% of military expenditures.

Asset freezes for three individuals, including members of the Sudanese government and Janjaweed militia. These asset freezes would limit the ability of perpetrators to profit from genocide and provide consequences for the continuation of violence.

The United States needs to do everything in our power to pressure the government of Sudan to end the genocide in Darfur by working with the international community to impose strong multilateral sanctions.