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US sanctions will undermine peace efforts, says Kiir


April 29, 2014 (JUBA) - The South Sudanese leader, Salva Kiir on Monday voiced concerns over recent threats by the United States to impose sanctions on individuals frustrating peace processes, saying it could undermine efforts to resolve the conflict.

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File - South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir (Reuters)

“I don’t know what kind of support of cooperation they are saying. They say one thing in America, in Addis Ababa and to our friends and comrades in the region and also in the world but when they come here, they tell us something else. What is this?," asked Kiir, according to one of his aides.

"How do you call this kind of behaviour," he reportedly added.

Both the US and European Union have already threatened South Sudan with sanctions, while the French UN ambassador, Gerard Araud has indicated that the Security Council member states are likely “ready to go down the road of sanctions”.

President Kiir is said to made these remarks shortly before he welcomed Navi Pillay, the United Nations high commissioner for human rights currently in South Sudan.

Pillay was accompanied by Dieng Adama, the UN special advisor on genocide prevention. The two top officials were accompanied by Hilde Johnson, head of the UN mission in the country (UNMISS) upon arrival.

The state-owned SSTV later showed footage of the head of UNMISS holding high level meetings with senior government officials, who included president Kiir.

Pillay said president Kiir “carefully listened” to all the issues they raised with him at the meeting, during which the latter promised that he would not allow any atrocities and human right abuses to continue being committed in the country under his watch.

A close aide to the South Sudan leader said the latter criticised the way the US was relating to his administration, insisting that someone could be reporting “negative things” about the performance of his administration and the country in general.

“There is someone who comes around saying their government recognises the legitimacy of this government and remained ready to work with us, but the moment they leave the country, you see reports threatening sanctions and claims of human right violations. What is this?" Kiir reportedly said.

"Instead of holding Riek [Machar] and his group responsible for all these atrocities they have committed against our people, because everybody knows he was the cause of all this conflict, they come and tell us we should negotiate with him. They don’t value the lives lost. Is this how they want to stabilize the situation?" he added.

Kiir reportedly accused some unnamed individuals of lacking a clear understanding of the situation, but wrongly reported it so as to undermine his country’s sovereignty.

"They say these sanctions will encourage dialogue, but they do not know that they are undermining these efforts”, Kiir reportedly said.


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  • 30 April 2014 07:31, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    I agree with His-Excellency the president,
    sanctions to any individual is not solution to civil war.

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    • 30 April 2014 07:53, by dinkdong

      You are wrong. Sanctions to individuals including him is the way to go. Let their assets that they acquired through corruptions be freeze. Let them also be ban from traveling to places like USA and UK.

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    • 30 April 2014 07:54, by Fundamental Change icon

      Mr. Kiir you missed the point here. All that has happened was an attempt by you to get rid of all potential future leaders but because you are not smart, all turned futile and now backfiring on you. Step down and allow a chance for an interim gov’t to put the mess u created right. Your dependency on M7 will lead you to hell. Retire and look after your cows boy!

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    • 30 April 2014 08:00, by ngadodo

      President Kiir, he should talk to his counter part from those countries who threatening ROSS for Secession by ensure them for his commitment to peace if he believing to offers real peace talk and honest to it. so in this case he don’t need to talk like something who want to do anything about it.

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    • 30 April 2014 10:40, by Bentiu son

      Idiot Ayuiu Makuac Lam,What did your godfather Salva Kiir done beside created rampant corruptions, overwhelm insecurities,growing chronic hatred n tribalism,feudal war,nepotism,despotism,clanism,Dinkacrocy,regionalism/dictatorial tendencies,Failed State status,poor foreign relations,and anti-democratic rule,inequality, injustice and poor tribal judiciary and bourgeoisie behaviors whereby richest

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      • 30 April 2014 10:49, by Bentiu son

        are getting richest and poor are getting poorest across the country.Therefore under your uncle Salva Kiir and his husband Museveni of Uganda who killed our hero Dr Mabior and Lt Gen George Athor Deng cowardly than we in South Sudan shall get only bloodbath nation,wanton killings,rustlings, raiding,hardships and sufferings in foreign countries as our displaced people are experiencing right now.

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  • 30 April 2014 07:36, by hellonearth

    Imbicile Kiir

    you think that the rest of the world think like your cattle camp mentality? you are stupid and has single handedly turned this country into hell hole. Death to you and all your relatives.

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  • 30 April 2014 07:46, by Knight In Shining Armor

    Do not complain Mr. President. You have put our country into this. Do not blame Dr. Machar for anything, he did not order the killing of innocent civilian in December; you did. He ran out Juba for his life. He was the main target of your malicious plan Mr. President. Westerners do not like leaders who kills their own people Mr. President. They went after Saddam and Gaddafi because of that.

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  • 30 April 2014 07:48, by dinkdong

    "Someone could be reporting ’negative things’ about the performance of [this] administration and the country in general." What positive thing have you, as a government, ever done? The U.S. and EU are doing good for hitting where it hurt. That’s what you got when you run the country with the drinking mind.

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    • 30 April 2014 08:04, by Chol A.

      Only Nuer with low IQ cannot see what Kiir have done best in his administeration. Kiir is unluck because he is leading wolf tribe call Nuer who believe in militia live. Even educated Nuer always behave like uneducated one. So without Nuer changing their ugly attitude in South Sudan there will be no stability.

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      • 30 April 2014 08:34, by Mr Point

        @Chol.a. Please tell us low IQ people who are not Nuer exactly what Kiir has done best in his administration.
        Kiir was the agreed compromise leader, for unity, after the death of Garang.
        But within a few years this 4 billion dollar man developed massive corruption and dictator tendencies. Security elements attack independent voices but he does nothing about the borders and about Abyei.

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  • 30 April 2014 07:56, by Knight In Shining Armor

    Cont.If you do not change your attitude Mr. President, they are going to get you out by supporting the rebels. Government have responsibility to respect and abide with international norms. Your committed more atrocities than any contemporaneity leaders of Sudan. What your armed forces (not SPLA proper)are doing is worst crime in history of Sudan not S. Sudan only. You must leave the county Mr. Kir

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  • 30 April 2014 08:01, by Knight In Shining Armor

    Cont. You must leave S. Sudan to give chance for peace and reconciliation to the survivors of your brutal crimes. With you in power, South Sudan will never smell peace Mr. President.

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  • 30 April 2014 08:20, by hamil

    Kirr is trying to play the blame game in these conflicts when actually he poorly ochestrated his political game and failed at his attempt to get rid of his opponents. It made matters worse for him when the Dinka militia singled out the innocent Nuer for death form door to door. I don’t think that there would be massiv defection but the main reason was the targeted killings of Nuer in Juba

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    • 30 April 2014 12:47, by barbayo

      you are malitias, door to door it happened in Bentiu under rebels control areas , you are here in South Sudan ,you ran the time your boss was captured Peter Abdrahaman Sulo,now in Uganda come back.

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      • 30 April 2014 14:13, by hamil

        You are just a narrow minded idiot who stick to beliefs of claims limited to your shallow reasoning. You probably neeed an upgrading of the brain to enable advanced reasoning in your head. You keep talking about people running to Uganda i can tell you majority of those in camps in Uganda are the Dinkas. I am a proud son of 3 family members who were in the SPLA and died for South struggle

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        • 30 April 2014 16:10, by barbayo

          running to Uganda and Kenya is crimes,but you are cowards ,three did their part, what about you ? drink beers and run after street ladies that is your duty ,thank God, men are in South Sudan who protect you and your family.Equatorians are coward and food lover , like born malitiase (Nuer)

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    • 30 April 2014 13:15, by barbayo

      Bentiu son
      just one week nothing be call malitias again. but Nuer can there, to Nuer malitias become as culture , Nuer be in Town they fill eating by insects ,they like bush so much ,Malitiase become tribe of Nuer as to be call malitiase

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  • 30 April 2014 08:33, by Jalaby

    Well,America will try to hide its ethical mistake of separating the south from north and caused all the death,killing,raping,starvation,hatred,etc that are going on so ugly in the south by putting all the blames on southerners therefore I expect US will:
    1.Add the south in the list of countries that support terrorism
    2.Add Mr Kiir to FBI most top 10 wanted person list

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    • 30 April 2014 09:15, by Moc Nyickedenloi

      Haha Jalaba
      u used to b sensitive but now u r becoming stupid But y crying for the South since that time bro’?poverty biting or starvation? let me repeat what i had said 5five years back n mark me ""THE ARABS IN THE SUDAN BELONG TO THE RACE OF THE WORLD WHO OWNED NOTHING, AND EXPECT NO HARVEST B,SE THEY DO NOT HAVE LAND TO TILE/CULTIVATE B,SE THY R ALIENS IN OUR LAND N WILL B PUSHD INTO THE SEA ON

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      • 30 April 2014 09:24, by Moc Nyickedenloi

        THEY WILL B PUSHED INTO THE SEA ONE DAY. Stop crying for the South b,se even the North doesn’t belong to u brother b,se u r cursed pple on earth. Are u aware if not consult the Old Testament brother. After thorough pruning in the South, haha we will come for u man get rid of u and the enemies of the South/ blackpple, build the holy church and become the most feared pple on earth Isaiah 20:1 bro,

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        • 1 May 2014 05:51, by Darkangel

          The Old Testament spoke of a civilization ! Not naked urine drinking people that came out of the jungle a few years ago and started wearing clothes 10 yrs ago. I remember when the North imposed laws to make southerners start wearing clothes - the world was crying & southerners upset. Now they claim they are Cush and people of the book. parasites !

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    • 30 April 2014 10:35, by Jewish Ally

      all think negative of kiir, yes the leader always bear the cross of bad happening, but mind you that even if Kiir goes today South sudan will never be at peace.
      corruption and tribalism have rooted in the country to the extent that it is inevitable. who is just in to lead this country after here,
      the most corrupted leaders are the one rebelling against the gov’t because they were sack.

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      • 30 April 2014 10:48, by Jewish Ally

        i blame Kiir for being so soft from the beginning his leadership making every fool to shit on him, and on top pardoning them. otherwise goodness to uncivilized society (people)is always turn to be once’s weakness. those who did terrible were given amnesty and the keep doing it. if they were punish from day one south Sudan should have been save from this mass

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      • 1 May 2014 04:20, by dinkdong

        Don’t you know Kiir is on top of the list of corrupted leaders?

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  • 30 April 2014 13:58, by Positive Thinker

    Sunction shall surely matrialize, no amount of complain and finger pointing will stop that Mr. President. if you fail to save the SS People, you will also fail to save your neck.

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  • 30 April 2014 21:24, by NO PEACE

    KIIR, KIIR, there is no peace in south sudan and list you resign from presidential ship.

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