U.N. Approves UNITA Sanctions

From Times Wire Reports

The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously to impose sanctions on the UNITA movement that include freezing bank accounts and outlawing its diamond trade. The resolution was drafted by the United States, Portugal and Russia. It comes into force automatically June 25 unless UNITA complies by June 23 with demands that it fulfill requirements of a 1994 peace accord. UNITA, or National Union for the Total Independence of Angola, has delayed handing over control of four central regions to the national unity government in which it shares power. It also has not completed demobilizing its fighters as called for under the peace accord.

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