Jun 07,2007 00:00
HEILIGENDAMM, Germany - U.S. President George Bush said Thursday that he's frustrated the international community hasn't done more to stop the violence in Darfur.
"Enough is enough in Darfur," Bush said following a meeting with British Prime Minister Tony Blair on the side of the Group of Eight summit in Germany.
"I'm frustrated, but the international organizations can't move quickly enough. I don't know how long it's going to take for people to hear the call to save lives," Bush said.
Bush said he will call on other G8 leaders to enact sanctions against the Sudanese government -- something the United States has done -- in an effort to spark more government action in the Darfur region.
Bush said he would meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has vigorously opposed U.S. plans to site an anti-missile system in Eastern Europe.
"Hopefully, the visit this afternoon will make it clear that we have no animosity, we bear no ill will," Bush said.
"Russia is not a threat. They're not a military threat. They're not something that we ought to be hyperventilating about. What we ought to be doing is figuring out ways to work together," he said.
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