USA is Convinced South Sudan Cannot Solve Its Crises On Its Own – Supports Regional Intervention
July 20, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —– The recent outbreak of a deadly conflict in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, has convinced the United States of America and Partners that South Sudan leadership lacks capacity to solve its own problems and therefore, it is time to establish a mechanism that will guarantee a way forward for the people of South Sudan.
Speaking in Washington, D.C, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman, Mr. Bob Corker(R-TN), Ranking Member Ben Cardin (D-MD), and House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman, Ed Royce (R-CA), and Ranking Member Eliot Engel (D-NY) declared their full supports for an arm embargo on South Sudan and an international intervention to restore peace in the war-torn world’s youngest states.
In a statement released on Monday, the committee calls on the United Nations Security Council to immediately impose arms embargo and military intervention to de-escalate the ongoing violence in the country.
“That said, it is clear South Sudan cannot resolve this crisis on its own. We are encouraged that regional governments have quickly convened to consider how best to stabilize the situation, and we call on the United Nations Security Council to support them by immediately imposing an arms embargo to stop the flood of weapons worsening this bloody conflict.” part of the statement reads.
“ Furthermore, we believe it is time to establish a U.N. or regional force that will be a guarantor of security between government and opposition forces and allow the free flow of vital humanitarian aid.” the statement adds.
The committee calls on South Sudan leaders to take responsibility and prevent more escalation of the recent conflict and an immediate return to table for a political solution to end the conflict.
“Urgent action is needed to prevent further bloodshed in South Sudan and to sustain the prospect of peace. Escalating violence in Juba and other parts of the country is adding to the suffering of millions who lack food, clean water and medical care. All parties need to forcefully condemn attacks on innocent men, women and children, and demand an end to fighting among armed groups.” the diplomate said.
While the US and other TROIKA members shoulder blames for rushing South Sudan to independence without proper transition and structures, South Sudan leaders, who are mostly former warlords, show very little interest in foreign military intervention but more interest in financial aid.
South Sudan’s embattled President, Mr. Salva Kiir Mayardit, has made it crystal clear that he will not allow even a single foreign soldier on his soil, despite presence of many Ugandan troops in the country; however, the president complains that the international community has failed to deliver funds in support of the new transitional government.
In other reports, major offensives between the two forces continue at the outskirts of the capital along Juba-yei road where the SPLA factions loyal to Mr. Kiiir and Mr. Machar are engaged in fierce battles since Tuesday.