South Sudanese government has expressed disappointment to the threat of targeted sanctions and arms embargo proposed by the United States at the United Nations Security Council.
In a letter seen by Sudan Tribune the government states that the proposals seriously undermine the sovereignty and internal processes to consolidate peace in the war ravaged nation.
“The government of South Sudan holds the view that the threat of sanctions against government officials are aimed at derailing the entire peace process, perpetuating a state of crisis in South Sudan and to justify International action in the country, so the government rejects the U.S. proposal entirely,” reads the letter addressed to the United Nations Security Council on 6 December. Continue reading South Sudan says Sanctions Would Derail Peace Implementation→
“An arms embargo would hardly be helpful in settling the conflict and imposing a travel ban and asset freeze on South Sudan’s leaders would be the height of irresponsibility now.” – Russian Deputy UN Ambassador
South Sudanese officials on Friday lauds the Russian government for vetoing a UN Security Council resolution drafted by the US for imposition of arms embargo and targeted sanction on South Sudan.