Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Obama Calls for Cease Fire in Sudan

President Barack Obama is appealing to the warring sides in Sudan to cease fighting that threatens the Comprehensive Peace Agreement signed in 2005 to end the country's 21-year civil war. The president used a recorded statement late Tuesday to speak directly to leaders in north and south Sudan about recent fighting.

President Obama took the unusual step of recording an audio message directed to the people of Sudan and its leaders, immediately after his return from a visit to the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. Listen to Obama's message here.