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Sudan: UN peacekeeper attacked, Iran opposes ICC action

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Iran, Sudan, Breaking News, Governance, International Relations, Law, Politics, War & Conflict

John Boonstra at The UN Dispatch reports [1] that a security officer working with the joint African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has been assaulted by Sudanese Government military personnel. He also reports that Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has vocally defended his Sudanese counterpart, Omar al-Bashir.