Yesterday, the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan, making him the first sitting head of state to be wanted for arrest by the court, which has charged him with committing war crimes. Amid the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Sudan, the AP reports that U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called the arrest warrant "a serious setback to lifesaving operations in Darfur." The AP reports further that many "African and Arab nations fear the warrant will destabilize the whole region, bring even more conflict in Darfur, and threaten the fragile peace deal that ended decades of civil war between northern and southern Sudan." What do you think about the arrest warrant for Omar al-Bashir? Could the International Criminal Court's actions jeopardize international aid agreements or the U.N.'s peacekeeping presence in Darfur? Post your thoughts.
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