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S. Sudan summons U.S. charge d’affaires in Juba over sanctions


September 11, 2017 (JUBA)- South Sudan’s government has protested the imposition of sanctions placed on key officials, summoning the U.S. charge d’affaires in Juba to protest targetted sanctions on government officials.

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Ambassador Phee presenting her credentials to President Salva Kiir on 23 July 2015 (Photo US Embassy Juba)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman told reporters on Monday that the ministry has summoned the U.S. charge d’affaires in South Sudan, Michael K. Morrow, to lodge a formal protest against recent sanctions.

“We believe sanctions are not the best ways to address the issues. There are many ways and one of the ways is through the revitalization of the peace agreement which is being handled by IGAD (Intergovernmental Authority on Development) and the national dialogue which has been launched by the leadership of the country. These are forums through which stakeholders can participate and the solution can come out from these discussions,” said foreign spokesman Mawien Makol.

The South Sudanese diplomat further said the government is not happy with the actions of the United States and was the reason it called the US representative to convey the message for onward delivery.

He described relations between the two countries and people as good and therefore wanted to know the reasons for imposing sanctions without seeking the views of the government before taking actions.

Last Wednesday the U.S. Treasury Department on Wednesday, Sept. 6 imposed sanctions and travel ban that include an asset freeze on South Sudan’s deputy defence chief, Malek Reuben, the information minister, Michael Makuei Lueth and the ex-military chief of staff, Paul Malong.

Washington said the sanctions were imposed on the two government officials and the former general for their alleged roles in destabilizing the African nation and “enriching” themselves through corruption.

Two days later on 8 September in a joint meeting of the UN Security Council and the African Union Peace and Security Council in Addis Ababa, the American diplomats raised again the imposition of a UN arms embargo on the South Sudan.

Washington blames Juba for not implementing the peace agreement signed in August 2015. During the joint meeting, U.S. diplomats also supported the idea that elections should not be held next year before the full implementation of the IGAD brokered deal.


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  • 12 September 2017 01:54, by dinkdong

    You will shut up when you are pounded with more sanctions. Just wait more including arms embargo are on the way. That’s what you got when you downplayed everything.

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  • 12 September 2017 02:00, by lino

    Ya Mawien Makol you know very well why sanctions were imposed! Don’t wonder around. It is the same deal that your masters in the North used to get during Sudan War! Just go back to your former country USA that used to harbour you during the liberation struggle ya thieves!!!
    More sanctions are coming for destroying the people and the country!!!

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    • 12 September 2017 03:08, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

      U S don’t know Michael Makuei Lueth, Malek Reuben and Gen. Paul Malong Awan.
      The sanctions was cooked by Nüer groups and their fails organization IGAD.
      don’t blame U S if I were government.

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      • 12 September 2017 07:04, by lino

        Understand the comment brother! I did mentioned the trio here. It is about that spokeman of FA Ministry; he was a citizen of USA if you don’t have a clue!!!

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        • 12 September 2017 07:08, by lino

          meant to say I didn’t mention the trio.

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  • 12 September 2017 03:33, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    So now they feel the bite!! Pagak would have been invaded if J1 was for peace neither would Riek Machar have been in solitary confinement by ANC members in South Africa. War would have continued if Kiir and his henchmen were for peace. 2 million refugees in Uganda would not have been created if these occupying soldiers want peace in South Sudan.

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    • 12 September 2017 03:59, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

      So now they feel the bite!! Pagak would not have been invaded if J1 was for peace neither would Riek Machar have been in solitary confinement by ANC members in South Africa. War would not have continued if Kiir and his henchmen were for peace. 2 million refugees in Uganda and many others in sudan, kenya and ethiopia would not have been created if these occupying soldiers want peace in South Sudan

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      • 12 September 2017 05:20, by Newsudan

        China donated 1250 tonnes of Rice to help South Sudan, while American donated sanctions to South Sudan, a village man can understand that China is friendly country, US is fourth beast on earth that will trampled down the whole world(Daniel),Iraq Libya, Yemen, Afghanistan, CAR,Ukraine,Syria, Pakistan,Somalia and now in South Sudan.

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        • 12 September 2017 05:44, by Newsudan

          Riek the false Messiah
          the man who sparked this tribal bloodletting was Riek Machar,the gap-toothed rebel officer who matched the Qualification of the expected Nuer Messiah, the rebel leader of legend who had come to liberate his tribesmen from the predatory Dinka,it didn’t hurt that Riek was an immediate descendant of a renowned prophet of the Nuer divinity Teny- hence Riek ’third name,at his Spa

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          • 12 September 2017 05:51, by Newsudan

            Spartan compound in Nassir,Riek stoked the dual imperative of his rule, on the wall of his bare mud hut, there was a primitive painting of an African snake, but sitting on his desk,almost alone and surely for every one to see,was a "thick good news Bible" embossed on the cover with gold lettering. the close proximity of the snake and the Bible- both tokens of Southern Sudanese spiritual strength w

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            • 12 September 2017 05:58, by Newsudan

              would be necessary if he was to fulfill the prophecy and totally defeat the Dinka, I interviewed Riek soon after the Bor massacre before the tribal spirit of the Dinka had woken and counterattack in revenge,explained Scott Peterson, the writer of Book,"me against my brother " sub topic,false Messiah,

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              • 12 September 2017 07:14, by jubaone

                History has it, that Nuers have all along won all battles against the jienges. Now, jienges with earlier help of UPDF/JEM/SPLA-N and massive state resources want at least one success against Nuers. By keeping Riak away and diving Nuer unity, jienges can finally achieved their dream goal. But all in vain. Even Kiirminal says, he’s not worried about Malong, only if he were Nuer captain.

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                • 12 September 2017 08:34, by Newsudan

                  you never understood me,Dinka only fight on self depends, Riek is false Messiah for some Nuer,was Kuol Manyang Ugandan, when he defeated Riek SSIA at Gutmakur a village outside Mongalla,a combined SPLA forces of Athor,Biorathuot and Kuol counterattack in 1992,93 n 94,hence Riek militias were cut down all the way to Uror,Ayod and others.by 1990s Khartoum had sponsored numerous militias in t

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                  • 12 September 2017 08:41, by Newsudan

                    the South, alongside 100000 SAF accompanied by bombers, gunships, helicopters.the Dinka suffered dearly. it is belief that out 2 million death toll of civil war, half of it were Dinka, fighting war on many fronts, both SAF and militias guards dogs,SSDF,EDF,.Mbororo,SSIM,n others

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              • 12 September 2017 07:30, by Kuch

                Fellows, don’t you worry. It has now becomes apparently clear to anyone with brain that the US is the one against peace in our country. The government of South Sudan has done everything in it power to bring peace back to our country. But the US & her puppets/stooges that she is holding in foreign countries as hostages for blackmails & bargaining chips are the ones that don’t want peace>>>>

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                • 12 September 2017 07:38, by Kuch

                  in the country however their proxy armed rebellion has been crushed on the ground. So what is the use of US sanctioning the likes of Michael Makuei, Paul Malongdit & assistant chief of general staff & logistic procurement officer? It is because of sheer intimidation & bullying. But the US is wasting her time & the South Sudanese people times. These people wouldn’t give a damn about going to US>>>

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                  • 12 September 2017 07:46, by Kuch

                    People like Michael Makuei, Paul Malongdit & others have dedicated their whole lives in liberation of South Sudan & the South Sudanese people & they will continue to do whatever they think is best for our country & our people. And not what some nobodies in foreign countries think. As for the US & its allies regime change business through these cheap intrigues of intimidation, sanctions>>>

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                    • 12 September 2017 07:52, by Kuch

                      arms embargo & travel bans, good luck to the US. The sooner the US & her allies realize that their usual regime change business often work for them in Middle East, West Africa, Central Africa or South America countries but here in South Sudan. That is not gonna happen, trust this. The government of South Sudan & the South Sudanese people should by now realized that the US & a few creeps in between

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                      • 12 September 2017 07:58, by Kuch

                        >>>are the real enemies of our country & our people. The US, the UK, their UN & their NGOs think, that they can our new masters through their damn UN, humanitarian aid, donations, peacekeeping & their so-called human rights business bullshits. But the US, the UK, their UN & their NGOs do not know that here in South Sudan. It is a country where people have ’an absolute contempt & attitude’>>>

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                        • 12 September 2017 08:04, by Kuch

                          to any evil on earth who thinks that he/she can breath over our necks. Some our Riek Machar supporters & traitors who want our country to be remotely micro-managed in Washington, Wall Street, London, Brussels, Paris, Dubai or other shady capitals where the criminals who created the violent in our country bank their loots from should know this simple fact>>>

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                          • 12 September 2017 08:13, by Kuch

                            Your US, the UK, their UN & their NGOs have taken our country & our people hostage & are Geo-politically chess game playing our country & our people as their means to achieve the evil ends. And they (the US, the UK, their UN & their NGOs) are using some South Sudanese low lives who sold their souls to the evils against their own country & their own people>>>

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                            • 12 September 2017 08:21, by Kuch

                              just like they (the US, the UK, their UN & NGOs) did in Libya, with their then so-called "free Libya army, Free Syria army etc" simply to achieve their destruction of our country just like they have done in Libya, Central Africa republic (CAR), Libya, Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan, Ukraine & now the same evils (the US, the UK, their UN & their NGOs) are taking their dirty game to Myanma or Burma

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                              • 12 September 2017 08:29, by Kuch

                                >>>just like they (the US, their UK, their UN & their NGOs) did last year in our Central Equatoria where their *CIA, MI6 & other foreign secrete agents posing as NGO workers* goaded the innocent Equatorians to Uganda on promise that they would be resettled in the US or Europe but the *ruse was solely to go & use these innocent Equatorians* as blackmails & bargaining cards against the government>>>

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                                • 12 September 2017 08:55, by Kuch

                                  of South Sudan & the South Sudanese people. Fellows, what part of South Sudan do Riek Machar aimless rebels still occupy in our country some of these days? None that l personally know of. The SPLA has done it own job superbly, but the remaining job is for our government & our diplomats to deal with it. However, it is still incumbent upon all South Sudanese especially those who think they can sell>

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                                  • 12 September 2017 09:16, by Kuch

                                    & destroy our country like CAR, Eastern Congo, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan or Ukraine simply because they want to be resettled in US or be given free food rations by the US, the UK, their UN & their NGOs while setting around in these so-called UN POCs & be used as blackmails & bargaining cards by our enemies. Our Riek Machar idiots, what is being toyed around in our country & against>>>

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                                    • 12 September 2017 09:34, by Kuch

                                      our people is *a cold war-like game----a cold war two to be precise* but this *one is a hot war & not a cold war anymore*. Fellows, this is what our enemies are after in our country fools----*our Nile waters, our land & our oil fields* and re-unite our country & our people with their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan just like they did with their then East & West Germany during their cold war

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        • 12 September 2017 06:37, by Tilo

          Gov’t has rejected the revitalization of peace but now it could be the way for peace in SS. Gov’t is not happy of US sanction and the citizens re not happy of the way gov’t is ruling also! You can’t seek for criminal view to arrest them there4 US can’t seek for gov’t view before imposing sanction. US benefit not from the war in SS, there4 no good business/relationship btn US n SS. Impose embargo

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        • 12 September 2017 22:15, by lino

          Ya Old Sudan, China donates food always, but USA donates $2.5 billions and more. That why your stomach is full of $$$ not rice!!!

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  • 12 September 2017 04:28, by john akeen

    Some Nuers they believing in SSudan, some Nuers don’t believe South Sudan, some Nuers they believing white people, some Nuers they don’t believe white people, they believe black people, some Nuers they love every tribe of South Sudan, some Nuers they don’t, some Nuers they want war to stop in their country South Sudan because there is South sudanese outside the country wants to investments there

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    • 12 September 2017 04:40, by john akeen

      money in their own country, some Nuers they believe Reik Machar is their GOD, Some Nuers they don’t, some Nuers wants South Sudan to be the best country in Africa, some Nuers they don’t, some Nuers they believe hating other tribe is the way to become a leader, but some Nuers don’t believe that is the way to become a leader, some Nuers are smart, but some Nuer are not smart

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      • 12 September 2017 04:57, by john akeen

        South Sudan is dangerous, because there is dangerous tribes that follow individual leader, South Sudan is dangerous because there is some people who doesn’t want to enjoy life, South Sudan is dangerous because there is 45% of the people are not smart enough, South Sudan is dangerous because there is some people they only pay attention to the politics

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        • 12 September 2017 05:23, by dinkdong

          What are you doing, singing a song?

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          • 12 September 2017 08:07, by john akeen

            What do you think and did you understand from it?

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    • 12 September 2017 07:32, by Resolution


      Some Dinkas believe that Kiir is doing the right things against other tribes in S.Sudan, most Dinkas believe in dollars than South Sudan, some Dinkas believe in corruption the only way for survival,few Dinkas are nationalist they feel ashamed of what their tribe mates are doing in the country, ABOVE ALL WE NEED UNITED S.SUDAN

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      • 12 September 2017 07:53, by john akeen

        The last word that you have said is the correct word, that have to be United. No Dinka hate Nuer and no Nuer hate Dinka and no tribe hate other tribe, we need to be one tribe, if we need to be South Sudanese. I know we all love SSudan, because we love that land it doesn’t mean we have to destroy it because of Dinka or Nuer because no matter we do Dinka will never go away and Nuer will never go awa

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        • 12 September 2017 07:56, by john akeen

          Don’t say GOD is wrong for creating this people on that land, but it is up to you

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      • 12 September 2017 13:10, by jubaone

        Mr. Resolution,
        Equatorians and other non-jienge tribes are NOT interested in unity of SS. For what? If other tribes knew, that these scoundrels were going to turn SS into such a worthless and hopeless jienge republic, then we could have NOT gone for the January 2011 referendum. Let the country split up and each groups just take care of themselves.

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  • 12 September 2017 09:16, by Adok son

    Many thanks goes to US and we need other countries to impose more sanctions so that the Dinka government might accept the implementation of signed peace agreement.
    In the world, Dinka hear with his eyes,look, since the imposed sanctions occurred, then they said;we need to revitalize the peace agreement of 2015 while Riek Machar asks them so many time to revitalize the peace

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  • 12 September 2017 10:39, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    It is a great astonish nowadays that any topic with president involved in the talk drawn a major attention to the public? Why is that? and the peace n reconciliation of the pple of South Sudan could have been the main focus if I were you & I’m not you & I’m suppose not to be you! You!
    Folks let’s focus on peace n stability of our newly born nation state pliz &leave a lone all these prevarication

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  • 12 September 2017 12:21, by Mr. Right

    "During the joint meeting, U.S. diplomats also supported the idea that elections should not be held next year before the full implementation of the IGAD brokered deal."

    When are these cants going to regain sanity??

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