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S. Sudan’s presidency says arms embargo "double standard"


December 28, 2016 (JUBA)- South Sudan presidential spokesperson has commended countries whose representatives at the United Nations Security Council failed to approve a vote seeking to impose arms embargo and targeted sanction on the young nation.

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South Sudan’s presidential spokesperson, Ateny Wek Ateny (AFP)

Ateny Wek Ateny, who speak for President Kiir described the proposed resolution to impose an arms embargo as “double standards”. He denied reports of atrocities being committed by the government.

He was reacting to last week’s vote at the Council where 15 of its members failed to reach consensus on whether they should impose arms embargo and targeted sanctions.

Seven votes went in favour of the proposal while eight other countries including Russia, China and Japan abstained. Nine votes and no veto are required for a resolution to be adopted by the Security Council.

If it were approved, the country would have been denied an opportunity to buy and acquire weapons advocates and critics say are used to kill her own citizens pushing for reforms and democratic process.

The approved proposal would also have restricted travels of key figures in the government and armed opposition, including its leader, Riek Machar.

The chief of general staff of the South Sudanese army (SPLA), Paul Malong Awan, an ally of president and an architect of the conflict with information minister, Michael Makuei Lueth are among the officials who would be placed on a global watch list.


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  • 29 December 2016 06:41, by Sir King

    This is USA Molding this useless idea. If it is a matter of preventing genocide, then we will resort into Panga, machettes and other weapons in destroying these gangs tribes of Kakwa, Kuku, Madi, Pajulu etc who attack innocent passengers on the roads. Fuck them all.

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    • 29 December 2016 07:01, by Eastern

      Then the Kuku, Kakwa, Madi, Pojulu, etc will use on Dinka what they know how to use best. Fuck you too!.....

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      • 29 December 2016 15:39, by South South

        2017 will be year of peace in South Sudan. We need to start praying from today and until January 1, 2017. God will hear our prayers and bring peace among South Sudanese tribes. South Sudan is for all of us.

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    • 29 December 2016 07:39, by mountain boy

      De-so called Sir king or Miss Queen,
      the Dinkas are nothing to the whole Equatoria in general, forget about mentioning few forgetting tribes of Equatoria or because you know that side eastern are men and they behave rudely like you Dinkas. By the way by the time this leadership has been taken away from you Dinkas, forget about leadership in the republic of South Sudan you either go back home.

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    • 30 December 2016 02:54, by Khent

      Sir King

      You’re just full of bad ideas, aren’t you? Genocide is not something that anyone [of sound mind] should be advocating for. You can’t condemn the Equatorians without first condemning the Dinka for initiating this terrible cycle of violence in the first place.

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      • 30 December 2016 07:35, by Eastern


        I raise my hat to you.....!

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  • 29 December 2016 07:46, by TRUE WATCHDOG

    I applaud the move by those UNSC member states who abstained from voting in favour of arms embargo and targeted sanctions against South Sudan.That’s how a serious and benign friendship can be realised.In fact,there’s no any imminent genocide as UNSC and Job Seekers put it.Our country is stable with citizenry enjoying normal activities.Our country won’t plunge in such a mess until infinite time.

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  • 29 December 2016 07:53, by TRUE WATCHDOG

    Hahaha! I am so sorry to be with tribal fighters on this page.Alas! There’s no logic to use tribes as tool of attaining your interest guys? I have been a member here for so long and no time I have ever written on my tribal basis nor have I commented.You’re all citizens of this country experiencing such predicaments.You better devise successful mechanism to bring situation under control not roaring

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  • 29 December 2016 09:46, by Against Incitement

    Please Editorial Team,Why are you not applying your seven rules for the forum? Why do you allow people like Mr.King and Eastern to continue inciting south sudanese without terminating them? i am questioning your impartiality? why do you allow mad people to spoil your forum?please be RESPONSIBLE!!!!!

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    • 29 December 2016 10:17, by TRUE WATCHDOG

      @Against Incitement

      You’re right dear.Editorial team of Sudan Tribune should otherwise be keen on their rules of membership as such incitement to violence whether it could be racial,ethnic or personal is one of the rules and has become a game to play by some members here. I wish the team takes disciplinary measures against perpetrators and I will ensure it reaches its peak.

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      • 29 December 2016 19:48, by Eastern

        Against incitement and True Watchdog,

        You have tried hard but failed here. The Juba tribal regime is going down the drain but it still feels and thinks that it can use money to salvage its rotten image. Sudantribune is NOBLE and ABOVE you two hapless folks. Get lost!!

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  • 29 December 2016 10:00, by Against Incitement


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  • 29 December 2016 10:26, by Against Incitement

    To: all Regional & international communities!

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  • 29 December 2016 10:41, by Against Incitement

    TO: All South Sudanese with Grievances,Please accept dialogue as the only mean to solve all differences at all levels.Joint the upcoming National Dialogue and express your grievances in that forum.If you always seek solutions to your problems through others,you will end being exploited by greedy ones and tie their interest into yours and complicate your problems.... see around for examples.

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  • 29 December 2016 10:55, by Against Incitement

    To:all Patriotic members of this Forum! If you do not incite South Sudanese on this forum,YOU ARE PATRIOTIC!examples are like brother True Watchdog and many others. I greed you all and let us all work to dialogue with logic to bring on board all those who are inciting online...Do not confront them with insults but logic and message of peace and forgiveness.. make 2017 year of peace to South Sudan.

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    • 29 December 2016 14:45, by Redeemer

      I want to begin announcing that from the 1st of Jan 2017 NO incitement comments from me (Redeemer)and I wanted to see doing the same, let us make the yr 2017 a yr of peace, what we are doing here is just madness. Everything starts from one person, I have started please let me see my brother Son of Nuer joining me in the remaining days to new yr

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  • 29 December 2016 16:23, by Jieng Nephew

    if you’re advocating on to stop inciting comments, WHY would you worship, praising, advocating for the govt that kills her own citizens? You must know what you want to say..such imperative comments ofcoz are jst from stupid person like u

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  • 29 December 2016 16:35, by Jieng Nephew

    Brother; I personally wants peace and I believe every south sudanese would love to have peace.but i want to warn you that peace can be attributed when all the angry parties are involved. Now tell me, what would be the convincing points to let the angry ppl joing you and the like of Taban, Kiir, malong, and all the Govt supporters? Lets stop this cheap and silly politics you are practicin

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  • 29 December 2016 16:50, by Jieng Nephew

    To King Sir or QUEEN,
    you have failed miserably, the like of you have made this nation back to its knee.Look the incident that i enforceable encountere and I won’t forget was this.I started my small village in yirol so to help the needy people knowing that being a nephew nothing would happen or hinder me , but with all the intimidation , accompanying with many questions and arguments I lost my

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  • 29 December 2016 16:59, by Jieng Nephew

    Sir King,
    I want to tell you although I was your nephew , i wast told to leave yirol within few hrs and in fact in few days they took what they can and lefnothing ngwith nothing. Now would you find such behavior with equatorians or other none Dinka ethnic? Dont you know that you forced them to act? Stop acting like you dont know south sudan.iam very sure till i die, in this country (South Sudan)

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  • 29 December 2016 17:06, by Jieng Nephew

    If the equatorians are not there, nobody and nothing will ever get better if you think am being bias ask Abel Alier who has been the cause of your suffering and you’ll suffer most in the hands of other ethnic groups.

    Let’s watch

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  • 29 December 2016 18:14, by victory john

    suoth sudan shuold never suffer from warry unless if kirr and malong left such activities that they do in the capital,and also its easy to sanction our country by UN .if there is no machar turning back to capital, there wuold be no peace in the cuontry untill 2035 unless kirr agree to call machar for transitional government that was signed in AddisAbaba,ifnot there wuold be no more crrying .

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    • 29 December 2016 18:51, by Redeemer

      Jieng Nephew
      Angry parties were there and they wanted to be there in our expense, where we become enemies to one another but are we really enemies? No, we are not, you are becoming my enemy because you are for Riek and I am becoming your enemy for being for kiir. We want to find a solution to our problem first and theirs become last. Con—

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      • 29 December 2016 19:03, by Redeemer

        Jieng Nephew
        These two let me call them guys are not parties, Kiir is using me to protect him on power and Riek is using you to come to power, let me tell you they both don’t know how transition of power is done in the party, do you think SS cannot exist without Kiir or Riek? they have used us at the wrong time, we don’t have any voice in primaries

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        • 29 December 2016 19:27, by Redeemer

          Jieng Nephew
          Many people are not taking gun against Kiir not because we are happy with his rule but transition of power for SSudan case doesn’t need a gun, if it was not because of your gun ideology Kiir would have been a former president by now

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          • 29 December 2016 19:37, by Redeemer

            Jieng Nephew
            I think we should learn from Khartoum agreement, it was seen like a short way of getting referendum but those who were seen to be taking the long way became the corner stone, the change you are making people to die for will be achieved by those who did not take the gun

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            • 29 December 2016 19:51, by Eastern

              The so called Redeemer is in fact an enslaver; it’s better for such individual to continue draining money from Juba while telling lies to the world that all is ok in South Sudan. The ARCISS is dead a fact Festus Mogae will deny as hapless South Sudanese flee to Sudan, Uganda and Kenya in their thousands. Why do you want Sudantribune to silence me from stating these facts?!!!!

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  • 29 December 2016 19:30, by mr.chris

    Mr redeema

    Bravo I can see God’s work now. If all youths could refrain from support this current leadership including opposition then I see future. Otherwise this leaders will finish it’s citizens.mad guys like the so called sir king stop inciting violence preach the word of peace and love. Until when do you want live that life?

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    • 29 December 2016 19:53, by Redeemer

      Mr. Chris
      It is not easy to convince a keyboard rebel because he is not feeling the heat but I will not give up, we need first to stop the promotion of hatred, stop seeing other tribes as enemies because I will not finish them nor will they finish me but you are suffering and I am suffering too

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      • 29 December 2016 20:11, by Redeemer

        I did not mentioned anywhere that all is ok in SSudan, I know frustration is too much. I said you are not my enemy and don’t make me your enemy because I did not abuse Kiir or take the gun and kill, there is no amount of abuses that can bring about change, I know hatred has occupied you to the best, it will not even let you concentrate in your own affairs

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        • 30 December 2016 07:40, by Eastern

          ....concentrate in my own affairs? Why’s South Sudan not one of my numerous affairs? It’s people of your reasoning that have let the country move down the path it’s currently taking. Who told you that the management of South Sudan should be left to some other people?

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  • 30 December 2016 06:42, by Against Incitement

    To:Redeemer & Mr.Chris,True Watchdog,
    I am very happy with what you are saying! Yes,to insult someone or to be angry with him/her will not solve our problems at all,let us form or create unity in this forum and start dialogue with people like Eastern,Jieng Nephew and those with bitter attitudes to Riak and Kiir! National Dialogue is the ONLY SOLUTION,let us work hard to bring them they are brother

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    • 30 December 2016 07:42, by Eastern

      Against Incitement,

      I don’t even get what you are belabouring to explain here....

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      • 30 December 2016 13:25, by Against Incitement

        I am saying above that you are my brother/sister,let us stop violence,incitement and insults.Let us dialogue and unit in our country!

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