NEW RESOLUTION: US will continue to hold Sanctions on South Sudan Until Peace and Democratic Transitions Finalize
October 24, 2019(Nyamilepedia) — In the latest resolution, presented to the Senate on Tuesday this week, the United States threaten to continue to hold its sanctions, arms embargo and other strings on South Sudan until the SPLM rivals led by Salva Kiir and Riek Machar stop fighting and adhere to the permanent ceasefire, tangible efforts to end impunity for violence against civilians, and consistent, unimpeded humanitarian access in accordance with international humanitarian principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and independence;
Among other conditions, the United States demand to see a free, fair and peaceful democratic elections, and cessation of widespread abuses and violations by armed actors against civilians.
The United States pledged to support UNMISS, UNSC and other international efforts to put more pressure on South Sudan’s warring parties to mitigate the civil war and eradicate dictatorial tendencies, corruptions, money laundering and human rights abuses.
(6) that the Secretary of State, in conjunction with the Secretary of the Treasury, should continue to monitor human rights abuse and corruption in South Sudan and take decisive action using authorities granted under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act ;
(7) that the Secretary of the Treasury should use best efforts to prevent, detect, investigate, and mitigate money laundering activities; and
(8) that the United States Government should support implementation and subsequent renewal of the United Nations Security Council arms embargo in South Sudan to prevent continued illicit acquisition of arms and military equipment by all parties and the proliferation of weapons throughout the country, and that the lifting of a United Nations arms embargo should be contingent upon