‘See how many people are dying in Darfur: None.’

Yesterday, the Sudanese ambassador to the United States, John Ukec Lueth Ukec, held a press conference in Washington to respond to the Bush administration’s sanctions. The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank sums up his speech, in which he denied that Sudan is doing anything wrong:

Genocide in the Darfur region? “The United States is the only country saying that what is happening in Darfur is a genocide,” Ukec shouted, gesticulating wildly and perspiring from his bald crown. “I think this is a pretext.”

Ah. So what about the more than 400,000 dead? “See how many people are dying in Darfur: None,” he said.

And the 2 million displaced? “I am not a statistician.”


Find out the facts on Darfur at the ENOUGH project.