Condemning ongoing sales of arms to belligerents in Sudan, and calling for a cessation of sales and an expansion of the UN embargo on arms sales to Sudan.

Purpose: This resolution expresses the sense of the Senate that:

  • The United States supports United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1556 and 1591, which impose an arms embargo on all belligerents in Darfur
  • All United Nations member states should immediately cease all arms sales to the Government of Sudan; and
  • The United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations should use the voice and vote of the United States to seek an expansion of the arms embargo to cover all of Sudan, with an appropriate exception for non-lethal assistance to the Government of Southern Sudan.

Status: Approved by unanimous consent in the Senate on September 27, 2008

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