Dated: 30 March, 2005
The Security council adopted today, the 30th of march 2005, an extremely inappropriate and unbalanced resolution 1591, calling, inter alia, for the imposition of sanctions on some citizens along with limitation on the movement of the armed forces, thus derogating the states sovereign rights relating to security, defence and the individual rights.
The Government of the Sudan regrets the adoption of the aforesaid resolution, especially at this particular juncture when the Agreement signed last January 2005, into new realities of peace that would have positive spill-over effects on the overall situation, finally closing the chapter of war and conflict in the country. The resolution adversely affects the implementation of the Peace Agreement and wrongly portrays divergence between the national will and that of the international community as the latter was expected to support on-going efforts to realize peace and stability in the country.
The Government of the Sudan, guided by its moral and legal responsibility towards its people, is determined to make peace a living reality benefiting all its people without being retarded by the impediments that are put on the way to achieve the noble goals of peace. The Government would work in partnership with the international and regional family to lift any sanctions imposed on the country, based on wrong perception and premised on baseless information, tyrannical attitudes and orientation.
While stating the position of the Government to the international community, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will submit to its highest authorities, recommendations on dealing with this unjust resolution.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Republic of the Sudan