Tim Blair


New Criterion



Tuesday, September 07, 2004
TOO SOON FOR SANCTIONS IN SUDAN, according to Kofi Annan's man, Jan Pronk.

Of course he's right on that, if he's also right that economic sanctions are the ultimate sanction available to the UN.
"You should always keep sanctions in mind as a last instrument but it is not yet time to use the last instrument," Mr Pronk told reporters following talks with Norwegian Foreign Minister Jan Petersen.
Why should Russia have to forgo arms sales to the Sudanese government when it is clear the Sudan will never have cause to use them. Except on its own citizens of course.