The Sudanese embassy in Washington has stated that the country will abide by UN Security Council resolution 1564 threatening sanctions on Sudan's vital oil industry unless security is restored to the Darfur region, "even though [the resolution] was unfair and unjust to the Sudan," according to the independent Al-Sahafa newspaper.
Sudan also claims that any sanctions would only worsen the situation. Meanwhile, Algeria and China have issued explanations of their abstentions from Saturday's UN vote, and Ibrahim Ahmed al-Taher, speaker of the Sudanese parliament, today warned the West that any intervention in his country would risk opening the "gates of hell". AFP has more. See continuing coverage of the Sudan crisis on JURIST's Paper Chase here.