KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) —Sudan won't allow U.N. force in Darfur
President Omar al-Bashir vowed on Tuesday that he will never allow U.N. peacekeepers into Darfur, his strongest rejection yet of the United Nations' plan to try to halt violence in the war-torn region.,/blockquote>
WASHINGTON: US Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick announced his resignation yesterday to join investment house Goldman Sachs, after focusing on China and Sudan in the No. 2 job at the department. Zoellick had been tipped as a candidate for treasury secretary but he was passed over for the job which went to Goldman Sachs chairman Henry “Hank” Paulson. With Zoellick at her side, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice paid tribute to her outgoing deputy as a strategist and an intellectual leader. She did not announce a replacement for Zoellick when he leaves next month, and State Department officials said it was undecided whether his successor would be the point person on China and Sudan.