Embargo on Blood Diamonds from Liberia
December 20, 2000

The United Nations panel established by the Security Council "to investigate the link between illicit diamond sales and arms trafficking" is recommending the imposition of embargo on blood diamonds from Liberia until that West African Nation stops supporting and fueling the war in Sierra Leone though the RUF. Currently, there is an embargo on blood diamonds exported from Sierra Leone and Angola by rebels.

The panel's recommendation is expected to be presented to the Security Council today.

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