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U.S President Joe Biden renews the state of National Emergency on South Sudan

March 30, 2021(Nyamilepedia) — The United States of America has stated that the situation in South Sudan continues to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States.

Joe Biden speaking at a campaign event for Hillary Clinton at a September 27, 2016 rally at Drexel University, in Philadelphia. (Photo: Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Joe Biden speaking at a campaign event for Hillary Clinton at a September 27, 2016 rally at Drexel University, in Philadelphia. (Photo: Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

In a statement signed by the US president Joe Biden, the government of US gave a notice stating that the national emergency with respect to South Sudan is to continue in effect beyond April 3, 2021.

“Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)) provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency unless, within 90 days prior to the anniversary date of its declaration, the President publishes in the Federal Register and transmits to the Congress a notice stating that the emergency is to continue in effect beyond the anniversary date,” read the statement.

In a letter to the Federal Register for publication, the U.S President Joe Biden ordered that a national emergency on the Republic of South Sudan be continued before its expiry date in accordance with the Executive Order 13664 of April 3, 2014.

“In accordance with this provision, I have sent to the Federal Register for publication the enclosed notice stating that the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13664 of April 3, 2014, with respect to South Sudan is to continue in effect beyond April 3, 2021,” President Joe Biden said in his statement.

According to the statement, the South Sudan situation threatens the peace, security and stability of the country, the region and the foreign policy of the United States.

“The situation in and in relation to South Sudan, which has been marked by activities that threaten the peace, security, or stability of South Sudan and the surrounding region, including widespread violence and atrocities, human rights abuses, recruitment and use of child soldiers, attacks on peacekeepers, and obstruction of humanitarian operations, continues to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States,” the statement stated.

The president determined that it is necessary to maintain the national emergency on South Sudan until further notice.

“I have determined that it is necessary to continue the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13664 with respect to South Sudan,” the statement concluded.

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