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UN Extends Sanctions on South Sudan by 45 Days

UNSC votes to consider an arms embargo and sanctions on six officials if fighting does not stop by June 30.
Patience running thin. The UNSC votes to consider an arms embargo and sanctions on six South Sudan government officials if fighting does not stop by June 30.

BY AYNE BIOR | VOA

A U.N. Security Council resolution to extend sanctions on South Sudan has been renewed for 45 more days after the U.S.-led effort passed at the U.N. Thursday.

The resolution passed with the required nine “yes” votes and six abstentions from the 15 member Security Council. Continue reading UN Extends Sanctions on South Sudan by 45 Days

South Sudan says Sanctions Would Derail Peace Implementation

“We believe targeted measures are appropriate at this time …” – U.S. Ambassador to UN

By Sudan Tribune,

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

Russia Vetoed South Sudan Arms Embargo

“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

Fed up with South Sudanese warring factions, the US finally introduced UN Security Council resolution to impose arms embargo and targeted sanction on South Sudan. Russia, however, vetoed the proposal as ‘premature and irresponsible’.

By TesfaNews,

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.

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, disclosed at the Security Council meeting that the US now supports sanctions, pointing warnings by a senior U.N. official of possible genocide. Continue reading Russia Vetoed South Sudan Arms Embargo