Susan E. Rice
Permanent Representative to the United Nations
New York City
March 20, 2009

[Excerpt from statement by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative, on the Humanitarian Situation in Sudan, in the Security Council, March 20, 2009]

Ambassador Rice (Mar. 20): "Let me be clear. This is not a made up crisis, as the representative of Sudan would have you believe. On the contrary, this is a very real and urgent crisis of his government's own making. President Bashir and his government are responsible and must be held accountable for each and every death caused by these callous and calculated actions. The Sudanese government made this decision and owns its consequences." Full Text