United Kingdom calls on South Sudan Parties to sign IGAD-PLUS Compromise Agreement or face Sanctions

Foreign and Commonwealth OfficeAugust 15, 2015(Nyamilepedia) – The United Kingdom has called on all South Sudanese parties to immediately stop the current fighting and sign a peace agreement by 17th August, in a Statement released by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office it warns failure to sign the peace agreement would lead to international sanctions including targeted sanctions and a UN Arms embargo being placed on warring parties. The statement released by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office says;

Ahead of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Summit on 17 August, Minister for Africa, Grant Shapps, said:

“Twenty months of fighting in South Sudan have wrought a terrible human cost – thousands have been killed and millions have been displaced. I therefore urge South Sudan’s leaders to reach agreement at the IGAD Summit to end the suffering of the South Sudanese people. If this opportunity is not seized by South Sudan’s government and opposition we would need to consider other options, including the African Union’s earlier call for targeted sanctions and a UN arms embargo. South Sudan’s leaders must make the necessary compromises to reach agreement, end the fighting and move their country forward.”

TO READ FULL STATEMENT: South Sudan’s leaders must not waste opportunity for peace

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  • Karab

    THE ONLY PERSON WHO WAS INTERESTED IN PEACE WAS RIEK MACHAR FROM THE START OF THE CONFLICT & THE MAN CAN NOT DO ANY THING MORE THAN THIS I BELIEVE. THE JUBA GROUP & MUSEVENI ARE DOING EVERYTHING TO BLOCK PEACE. THE WORLD SHOULD SANCTION THEM. I SALUTE YOU RIEK MACHAR FOR YOUR INTEGRITY.

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