Interview / Africa 17 July 2008 Some Fear Retaliation by Sudanese Leader The International Criminal Court's charges of genocide against the president of Sudan are being met with widespread international support, but some are concerned that the Sudanese leader might retaliate against peacekeeping forces in the region. Nick Grono of the International Crisis Group shares thoughts with NPR on any potential threat. Share Facebook Twitter Email Linkedin Whatsapp Save Print NPR: We're going to continue our conversation about the International Criminal Court's prosecutor's decision to charge Sudanese President al-Bashir with war crimes in Darfur. We're joined by Nick Grono, deputy president of the International Crisis Group. He joins us on the phone from Brussels. Welcome, thanks for speaking with us. Nick Grono: Hi, Michel. Thanks for having me on your program. First, what's your take on the decision to go forward to seek an arrest warrant? Well, it's a momentous application. I'm mean, this is the first time that the International Criminal Court has brought charges against a head of state, and it's the first time charged genocide. So on the international justice front, it's a very significant development, but, of course, we also... Why is that? Why is it the first time that genocide specifically has been charged? Read full interview. Related Tags Sudan More for you Q&A / Africa A Breakthrough in Sudan’s Impasse? Op-Ed / Africa The U.S. Must Raise the Stakes for Sudan’s Coup Leaders Up Next U.S. Congressional Testimony / Africa Sudan’s Imperilled Transition: Policy Recommendations for the U.S.