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A Darfur peace document was signed in Doha, Qatar, between the Sudanese government and one of the rebel groups, the Liberation and Justice Movement, last month.

Emad Altohamy, a top Sudanese diplomat in Washington, insisted that his government has met all its obligations and blames the south for blocking the Abyei referendum in January.

“We have fulfilled all conditions laid down by the U.S. in a very satisfactory way,” he said in an interview.

“The question should be directed to the U.S. When will they lift sanctions and remove Sudan from the list of sponsors of terrorism?”