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UN warns S. Sudan against rejecting extra troops


September 3, 2016 (JUBA) - Members of United Nations Security Council have warned South Sudan against rejecting the 4,000 troops to boast peacekeepers in the country.

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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power speaks to reporters after a meeting with the South Sudan’s cabinet on 3 September 2016 (UNMISS Photo)

Addressing to reporters in the capital, Juba on Friday, the United States permanent representative to the world body, Samantha Power said an outright failure to cooperate would lead to "Plan B", which could be a disappointment to South Sudan as a country.

“So, we are here as the Council to not get to plan B. It would be a great disappointment not merely for the UN Security Council, but for the people of this country who count on the government," said Power.

Last month, the Security Council passed a solution to draw 4,000 soldiers from countries neighboring South Sudan to be deployed in Juba to monitor implementation of the August 2015 peace agreement that ended the 21 months of war between forces loyal to President Salva and his former Vice President Riek Machar.

The agreement suffered a set back in July when clashes erupted between the country’s forces, forcing Machar to flee before he was eventually replaced by Taban Deng Gai.

Power said the UN was on mission to convince South Sudan overnment into accepting the force.

“We really need to see progress on the deployment of the regional protection force and the lifting obstruction of humanitarian actors and of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan and hopefully of moving forward under the political agreement which is going to [...] be the foundation for stability," said the senior US official.

“We expect the government of South Sudan as the newest member-state to the United Nations to want to end the culture of impunity, to want to end killings and sexual assaults and ethnically-based attacks and political attacks,” she added.

The Security Council members met President Kiir and his ministers in a closed door.

Meanwhile, members of the Security Council conclude their visit on Sunday with a visit to the UN camps, which currently hosts ten of thousands of civilians displaced by conflict.


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  • 3 September 23:52, by dinkdong

    To the UN-
    You should deploy "plan B" as soon as possible. These people do not listen.

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  • 4 September 01:42, by choldit

    No body will say it better than Dengda. The longer UN will wait to honour the sovereignty of this tribal govt of president kirr, the worsen the situation is for ordinary south Sudanese. Please act now to rescue the living South Sudanese. Kiir never a leader and will never be. He is a Dinka tribe leader in his mind and his deed. That it. Nothing else!

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    • 4 September 10:31, by Force 1

      For how long are you traitors going to keep dreaming that the UN is coming to babysit you in South Sudan? One of the generals in Jonglei once said South Sudan was not donated to us by UN but we liberated it using our own blood, sweat and tears.Therefore UN need to go and F themselves.

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      • 4 September 12:45, by Eastern

        That idiotic statement attributed to "Gen." Peter Wal Athieu is ineffective to mobilize the masses against UN will continue to haunt him till his miserable end! UN and the US are the very reason dying SPLA soldiers got hope thanks to food supply through Operation Lifline Sudan. Force1, Michael Makuei, Malong and Peter Wal Athieu should know that Samantha Powers is in Juba to get you obstinate.....

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        • 4 September 12:46, by Eastern

          See reason and comply; South Sudan joined the UN and must abide by the rules and regulations of the August body!

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          • 4 September 19:18, by Force 1


            The US, UN and other world powers are not that dumb enough to repeat the Iraq fiasco to come to South Sudan and push South Sudan with it powerful army and installed traitors like you and you expect yourselves to be safe from Malong and Force_1’s Mathiang Anyoors! You must be out of your mind!

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  • 4 September 04:55, by allan

    Yeah go eat dick somewhere that’s will be ur plan B or C no one care

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    • 4 September 09:08, by Malakal county Simon


      You still here?? And Sudan Tribune need to ban you from this website for constantly using an abusive words toward others and honourable Samantha power U.S representative to the UN!!!!

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    • 4 September 09:58, by jubaone


      Cool down your tempers and think like a human being and not like some tailless monkey. If you live in the West on social welfare benefits, dont think our people in the PoC camps have this priviledge. Think of your jienge home state, do you have enough food, latrines, education, security, hospitals, roads, clean water? The UN is here to help you help yourself and not rely on WFP airdrops.

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  • 4 September 07:16, by Eastern

    Kiir is a warmonger and his intrasegency led to the bad working relationship with Dr Machar. All along some in the UN and among the Washington establishment wanted to continue painting Kiir and Dr Machar using the same paint; Kiir and his JCE are the main problems of South Sudan!

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  • 4 September 10:10, by Redeemer

    When it comes to working relationship whoever worked with Riek without grips in the history, be honest, this shows that Kiir is finding it difficult it is the nature of Dr. Riek
    1 He felt out with Sadqic El Mahdi
    2 With Dr. Garang
    3 With Dr. Lam
    4 With Bashir and lastly with
    5 Kiir. History will kill Riek for confusing the country

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    • 4 September 12:49, by Eastern


      Should Dr Machar just not "fallout" with these dictators you mentioned simply to that he can work with everybody and anybody? How unprincipled?!

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  • 4 September 10:22, by Redeemer

    Why don’t we stop rebellion and see how Kiir will fight the air. One thing that we will regret later is unfinished UN mission with endless war in the country, that is how they confused Somalia, they want to turned SSudan into a UN disco hall

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  • 4 September 13:50, by Mr Point

    If you’re so confused you blame UN for destabilising the "sovereign state" then you may blame the World Food Program for creating famine so that foreign taxpayers can pour money into South Sudan.

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  • 4 September 23:35, by allan

    Jubaone mutherfucker u want me to think like ur mom and dad no bruh, and let’me tell I’m not living in western world if you dream of going there’s go head I been in front line since the war broke out

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