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S. Sudan commends allies for forcing U.S. to abandon sanctions

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Samantha Power, U.S. Ambassador to the UN, speaking with Akuei Bona Malwal, UN's S. Sudanese envoy to the UN, at the Security Council meeting on 13 July 2016 (UN Photo)
December 2, 2016 (JUBA) - South Sudan Friday commended the diplomatic efforts exerted by Russia, China, Egypt, Angola and Venezuela for the diplomatic efforts exerted to convince the United States to withdraw a proposal of arms embargo and targeted sanctions on three key government and opposition figures.

“We are appreciative and grateful to the government and people in the Russia Federation, the Chinese government and people, Angola, Egypt and Venezuela,” said Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the International Cooperation Mawien Makol.

His comments come following media reports that Obama administration has abandoned a plan to submit a draft resolution to the United Nations Security Council resolution imposing arms embargo on South Sudan and targeted sanctions.

Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N, was quoted by unnamed official saying Obama administration decided to put off a plan to call for a Security Council vote for the arms embargo.

Government supporters in Juba claimed the move shows the U.S. administration is coming to a realisation that the measure won’t have passed with a fierce opposition from South Sudan’s allies, the veto-power Russian Federation and China.

The move was opposed by China, Russia, Egypt, Angola, Senegal, Venezuela, and Japan with Malaysia also expressing reservations. The American draft resolution was supported by its traditional allies, the British, French and other nations like Ukraine.

On 18 November Power disclosed its intention to submit the arms embargo and sanctions to the Security Council, saying that all the ingredients for a genocide exist in South Sudan.

She added that the international community should shoulder its responsibility to protection civilians and prevent an "imminent genocide" as in was said by the UN Special Adviser for the Prevention of Genocide Adama Dieng last wek.

"In the coming days, the United States will put forward a proposal to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan and targeted sanctions on the individuals who have been the biggest spoilers to achieve lasting peace in South Sudan," Power said.

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  • 2 December 2016 23:06, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    Now your door is open for you to run amock in your thirst for human blood.You can continue to kill in order to establish a Dinka nation devoid of other tribes.

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    • 3 December 2016 05:24, by Gatluak jal

      jur_likang_a_ likan’g

      That is statement premature, I am completely disagree with you. This war is not about creating the nations, it was just to change the leadership and that was an issue.

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      • 3 December 2016 07:36, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

        Sorry Gatluak,

        No the war is all about establishing a constitution that is people made in which a Yulu from Khor Gana, Bongo from Tonj or Makaraka from Tore are not alienated from running for any office in the country for being from minority tribes in the country in long term while in short term it is about a leadership change.

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    • 3 December 2016 09:44, by jubaone

      Jur,
      Russia, China, Egypt,Angola etc. are all rogue states like SS and non- democracies that NEVER contributed anything towards independence of SS. They are parasite states that simply want SS to remain in chaos so they can exploit it. Or rather they want to oppose the US out of principle. Did these rogue states provide material help to SS? No. So just ignore them.

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      • 3 December 2016 16:17, by akita mary

        Russua, China etc can let the killing of innocent but God the Almighty is watching. He will never forget the other tribes because He created them and settle them where they were but uprooted by hunger for power, violation of God given right to His people to live in peace compromised by said countries including the SS leaders themselves. May the innocent blood be upon the SS leaders and allies.

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    • 3 December 2016 20:05, by Midit Mitot

      Conflict of interest from Western power will finishing all MTN, since South Sudanese have united against them. otherwise JCE will regretted to lobby for those countries.

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  • 3 December 2016 06:07, by Eastern

    .....USA can always have Plan B. It’s too early for Dinkocrats to begin celebrating.....

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  • 4 December 2016 08:10, by Lumaria

    Who cares! although they own big machines guns but they’re likely to escape to refugees camps.

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