US proposes UN arms embargo on South Sudan

To avert sanctions and arm embargo, South Sudan has enlisted Uganda to be buying weapons on behave of South Sudan(Photo: spiegel.de)

To avert sanctions and arm embargo, South Sudan has enlisted Uganda to be buying weapons on behave of South Sudan(Photo: spiegel.de)

August 19, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — Draft resolution calls for further sanctions after President Kiir seeks more time before signing peace deal with rebels

The US is proposing that the UN Security Council impose an arms embargo on South Sudan after its leader surprised rebels and observers by refusing to sign a peace deal.

The US circulated a draft resolution to council members on Wednesday evening, and diplomats said they expected a vote very soon.

South Sudan President Salva Kiir declined on Monday to sign a peace deal proposed by regional leaders, saying he required more time.

“Imminent, I think that was the word,” Gerard van Bohemen, the New Zealand ambassador, said on Wednesday at the UN headquarters in New York.

“It’s quite a technical resolution, so I think it will take quite a bit of work to get everyone on the same page.”

The draft also proposes further sanctions, but diplomats did not say who might be targeted.

A senior US diplomat would not reveal when the Security Council would vote but said that in order for the body to be influential, it was important to act very soon.

The draft resolution was circulated shortly after Kiir told John Kerry, the US secretary of state, in a phone call that he would sign the agreement after “a couple of more days of consultation”.

Read More: On Aljazeera

5 comments

  • Chuolkhan

    Let MR.kiir be careful for what will be for his coming back to sign all the paper take care for your refusing not to put ink on paper according to 17-Aug.Addition to Army embargo sanction and other sanction which deal with oil revenue which is now to be impose by any mean .is too late to use another tactics with his counterpart Yoweri sanction on the door

  • We have been making everything rough for ourselves but now it is going to be more worst than rough………………so please Our president be careful and help us out this mess we created in Our country

  • Mr chuolkhan your uncle Riek Ebola Machar sold out our country to his masters in west, will not help us. we Jieng (Danish) people are smart and strong people, those animals are trying to impose their will on us to signed that stupid peace agreement persistent Kiir will not signed that stupid agreement.

  • Chuolkhan

    So the question will be how stupidity that you show to the World at large if you refuse to do it so? Mr.Alonewolf about the ways did you read the warning from other world ? Sanction on the door my dear

  • Legend Online

    The sanction or signing peace will never solve this crazy situation nor bring peace to South Sudan.