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|November 15, 2009|
44 Members of Congress sent a letter to the President concerning China's involvement in Sudan.The helicopter gunships, bombers and vast majority of weaponry used against people of Darfur have been and continue to be of Chinese origin. No country has greater influence over Khartoum than China. On November 13, as President Obama prepared to visit China, 44 members of the United States Congress signed a letter to President Obama in which they state:
" Failure to exert sufficient public pressure on China regarding its relationship with Khartoum will send a signal to the rest of the world that the United States places other interests ahead of achieving peace in Sudan. If that happens, the talk of an American-led multilateral effort to bring peace and justice to this war-ravaged land will have been mere words.
"Therefore, we ask that in your meeting with President Hu Jintao and other Chinese officials, Sudan feature prominently on the agenda. We ask also that you push for the Government of China to exert influence over Sudan to end its attacks in Darfur, faithfully implement the Comprehensive Peace Agreement with South Sudan, prepare for free and fair elections, and make a renewed commitment to the ongoing peace process. Furthermore, China must be reminded of its obligations to cease any actions that actually contribute to the violence, namely the provision of weapons and technology which have aided the genocide in Darfur."
If you agree and want your voice to be heard call 1800-GENOCIDE. Ask for the White House and strongly urge the President to make Sudan a priority in his upcoming discussions with President Hu.