Saturday, April 28, 2007

Liberia Allowed to Export Diamonds

From Times Wire Reports April 28, 2007

The U.N. Security Council lifted a 6-year-old ban on Liberian diamond exports aimed at stopping so-called blood or conflict diamonds from reaching the world market.

The unanimous vote by the 15-nation council was in "recognition of the progress made by Liberia" in setting up controls on its diamonds, the sale of which helped fuel a 14-year civil war that ended in 2003, British Ambassador Emyr Jones Parry said.


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