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March 7, 2018 (NEW YORK) - The United States on Wednesday circulated a draft UN Security Council resolution that threatens to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan and to take "all appropriate measures" against those blocking its peace efforts.

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US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley (L) looks on as she meets President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir at The President Office in Juba on October 25, 2017 (AFP)

The draft text from the U.S administration, AFP reported, demands an end to four years of fighting in South Sudan and urges the warring sides to uphold three ceasefire accords agreed upon from July 2016.

The Security Council, according to the draft resolution, "expresses its intention to consider all appropriate measures, including an arms embargo, to disable the parties’ ability to procure weapons and ammunition so that the peace process can proceed”.

However, although negotiations on the proposed measure ahead of a vote at the 15-member Security Council scheduled for March 15 begin on Thursday, there are fears Russia and China could opposed the draft resolution from Washington.

Now in its fifth year, the conflict in South Sudan has left tens of thousands of people dead, more 2 million displaced and half of the population at threat of facing severe starvation, aid agencies say.

A recent report by the United Nations and South Sudan government said up to 150,000 people could slip into famine this year alone.

In January this year, the US Ambassador to the world body, Nikki Haley told a council meeting that imposition of arms embargo would "actually help the people of South Sudan — to slow the violence, slow the flow of arms and ammunitions and protect innocent lives."

The draft resolution would also renew the mandate of the UN peacekeeping force in South Sudan for a year, maintain a regional force in Juba and request that the blue helmets be fully-equipped with tactical helicopters and drones to help them carry out their mission.

The UN has 12,500 troops and 1,500 police in its UNMISS mission. The draft resolution urges UN to ensure the mission is at full strength, reaching its authorized ceiling of 17,000 troops and 2,000 police.

It calls on Juba to sign an agreement with the African Union to allow the establishment of a hybrid court in South Sudan to try those responsible for serious crimes.

The African Union has backed sanctions as a way to pressure the warring sides to end the war in South Sudan, but it has not endorsed an arms embargo.

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  • 8 March 09:13, by Koryom2

    "U.S urges U.N to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan"
    We have been asking the evil corporate America, the UK, their UN, their evil juus, their sleazy NGOs, their creepy allies in Kenya, ethiopia, their gulf Arab states & North Sudan. And we are going to show the evils their right place once & for all. We are going to bomb the evils out of our country by a way of a war with hooks & crooks>>>

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    • 8 March 09:19, by Koryom2

      The US, the UK, France & some of their creepy allies in between have been using the Indians, Nepalese, Bangladeshis, Pakistanis & some of their other mercenaries like Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda et al some of these days. These mercenaries are all here in our country and they are not here for the so-called UN peacekeeping. But to occupy our country like DRC, CAR, Libya, Yemen, Syria, Iraq>>>

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      • 8 March 09:22, by Koryom2

        Afghanistan or Ukraine. Fellows, South Sudan is a Dinka/Jaang country, Sudan is a Dinka/Monyjieng country. fellows, watch this space.

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        • 8 March 09:30, by Koryom2

          The Indians, the Nepalese, Bangladeshis, Pakistanis, South Koreans, ethiopians, Kenyans and some of the evil corporate America, the UK, their UN, their evil juus & some of their creepy allies; are wanted to resettled here in our country. Fellows, that would be like the Biblical camel passing through an eye of a needle.

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        • 8 March 20:39, by jubaone

          Kuch aka koryom2
          Spare us this incessant nonsense. It’s just jellaba-like and only reminds us how now your jienge republic is getting closer to being "Arab". We’re just waiting for your formal acceptance into the Arab League as a fellow "jellaba". You’re anti US, anti-Israel (juus) writings already qualifies you as a jellaba. Worthless scumbag.

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    • 8 March 10:30, by Midit Mitot

      Assets freezing, sanction on top gov,t officials, army embargo to South Sudan military since 2014 yet any implementation, US/UN should be bullshit on that corridor.

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      • 8 March 13:25, by Garang Akeen Tong

        Mitot

        You folk, we told you several times, that your US, EU, and UK are fighting on your behave, and the will end up with severe defeat, US can draft fucken proposal, and they wouldn,t success, our ally are doing great job too, we shouldN,T be worry about US fucken proposal.

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        • 8 March 13:49, by Midit Mitot

          Garang Akeen,
          Though US does,t bear any fruit for the sanction, the shame is on you idiots, US does not do anything to the illiterate president like Kiir. US has to sympathy for sake of vulnerable citizens.

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          • 8 March 14:15, by Garang Akeen Tong

            Mitot

            Your expectation wouldn,t met on this planet, except grave yard, as your master Dr. Killer Black diseaster would be president of none-living, stop your day dream that, your Dr. killer we will rull s.sudan. mark my word.

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        • 8 March 17:43, by jubaone

          Garang Akeen,
          Over 20 yrs, the US, UK and Troika wiped your butts clean and protected you from jellaba enslavement. Now you ungratefully turn around and hurl stupid insults like some ungrateful "cheap Konyo konyo whore". That is jienge attitude. Just shut up; eat, sleep and shit. Where were these short-legged Chinese and Russian bastards during the 21yrs struggle?

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        • 8 March 20:07, by jubaone

          Garang Akeen
          This is "jienglish" and only half idiots can understand. Just shut up and write something understandable and simple. It’s such scumbags like you who try to measure yourself with more learned people that sucks. Just worthless as a Taliban.

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          • 8 March 21:14, by Garang Akeen Tong

            Jubaone

            Who cares with your education, this forum is not for measuring learned people, but for debate.
            If you don,t change attitude of yours, you will die in bush with that degree of yours.

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            • 9 March 05:04, by jubaone

              Garang Akeen,
              Such like you who can’t make it academically are the reason SS has turned into a shithole country. You should be carrying for us water and looking after out few cows like what your grandparents did in 60s. Then stop arguing with educated people and just sit under lalob tree and dream. It’s fundamentally a sin to even sit with your type.

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              • 9 March 07:59, by Garang Akeen Tong

                Jubaone

                Pool inta, monkey PHD holder is nothing to human who cann,t attend any class, yes am not educated and iam more better then you pool, bcoz am human being, and you are monkey, donkey and monkey can attend university class and its remain as a donkey and monkey, becoz monkey have only 3 letters, and donkey have 0 letters.

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                • 9 March 08:30, by Garang Akeen Tong

                  Jubaone

                  Cont........
                  You claims to be Educated person, but you fail to reasoning. educated person can calculate the situation, and sort out advantage and disadvantage first.

                  By the way I defeated you militarily, you will knel down before un educated person.

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                  • 9 March 11:13, by Garang Akeen Tong

                    Jubaone

                    Cont.....
                    Make sure that, this is 2018 it have a great difference from 1960s, you will be our slaves forever or you should go back to where you came from

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    • 9 March 06:02, by Malakal county Simon

      Moony Bor/slave Koryom2

      You sound uncivilized and no different with a villagers...... It’s would be better to burn this country than lives under slaves rule!!!!

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  • 8 March 09:25, by Games

    Those forces have never been in S. Sudan till you and Dinka intentionally killed civilians Juba in 2013.

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    • 8 March 10:30, by Kush Natives

      Games,
      As brother Koryom2 mentioned to you above, find yourself a place to fly to, we will keep that country clean off insects. We don’t have time listening to nonsense propaganda from Donald Trump. If they’re crying because Riek Machar is in jail, let them bail him out period. Wasting time with traitors is no longer our business.

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      • 8 March 10:36, by Kush Natives

        Kiir is not stepping down and we will not let you into the country with such attitudes. Get it right this time. South Sudan oyee! Kalashingkov???

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        • 8 March 10:56, by Midit Mitot

          Kuch Natives,
          Let Kiir not step down, we will get you together with him in Juba and Bharelegazal. Dr Machar is coming to Juba, otherwise hang yourself within these few months if you don,t like.

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          • 8 March 12:02, by South South

            Internet fighters like you Midit Mitot are wasting our time. All Nuers are back to Juba. Just visit Juba today, all restaurants in Juba are full of Nuers. Reik maybe fully blind now. He is done, gone, finished and will not come back to political in South Sudan. Cancer is taking good care of him.

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            • 8 March 15:03, by jubaone

              South South,
              These "coin rebels" or "Nuer wieu" are lured by food and some goodies in Dembesh, Aron or Crown hotels when you compare to the miserable bush or luak life. Like most jienges, they will enrich themselves but won’t and can’t develop. They will run 🏃 to the bush once free food is finished. Do you think they will go to Bentiu?

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              • 8 March 16:04, by South South

                jubaone,

                Please do not insult Nuer tribe. You can go after those of Midit Mitot and other confused rebels. Luak is much, much better than monkey or rat. Development in Juba is done by all South Sudanese, in fact Bari are very behind with development, maybe something in their culture, I don’t know.

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                • 8 March 17:49, by jubaone

                  South South,
                  Get us some reasonable explanations for jienges and nyagateen exodus to Bariland, if it were not for our civilized attitudes. You are just worthless without Bari and without Equatoria. Take it or suck me. Try getting to your luak and you are a dead jienge. Either killed by your fellow jienges or just starved to death. You are in Equatoria to eat bush rats.

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                • 9 March 06:33, by jubaone

                  South South,
                  There’s a honorable and upright Nuer (Naath) and there’s a nyagat or Nuer wieu. These two are not synonymous with each other.

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              • 8 March 17:02, by Garang Akeen Tong

                Jubaone

                Are you not well imformed? Ask me to tell you more about bentiu, I came from there 2 days ago, and bentiu is much better than before, in term of security. People are already cameout in UN POCS and the starting preparing for cultivation, its very peaceful.

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            • 8 March 20:21, by jubaone

              South South,
              Dr Riak is a highly educated and articulate Nuer. There a hardly any jienges that can match him, worse more none among the Nuers. The demise of Dr Riak is jienges ultimate dream thereafter no other Nuer nor nyagat shall stand on their path of eternal rule and control of SS. Nyagats and illiterate Nuers can be compromised, Riak not.

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    • 8 March 14:40, by Garang Akeen Tong

      Games

      You folk, where is your damn US, UN, EU, UK in 1990s, when your Dr. Killer black diseaster masscred thousands in Bor? Where are they when pres. Bashir regime and it allied milltias masscred innocent Dinka in WAU, AWEIL, JUBA, BOR, MALAKAL, BALIET, PANRIANG, ABIEY, RENG AND MALUETH? and others areas in s.sudan. Shut up!

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  • 8 March 12:41, by Political Affairs Advisor

    The United State must be playing silence political side line with the Government of Kiir not working to end the suffering of people around the country because I don’t thinking announcing pressures on peace implementation without action every now and then amount to ending the suffering of people of SS under this tribal regime of Jieng
    US cannot just always deceive the public that we serious. Liars

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  • 8 March 15:17, by pabaak

    One time my church pastor Phillip Majok Deng Mathiang, has saidknow that you’re following me but God is following you, there’s something that this Trump administration and any others hostile nations against South Sudan that God is going to punished those following S. Sudan exactly like what God did to those who were following Israelite during their exiting of red sea

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    • 8 March 15:34, by pabaak

      There’s something these nations don’t understand that followed south Sudan but know God will follow you. This is not helping south Sudan or so called its people, there’s something hidden reason they are so hostile, something didn’t want to say. If tslk of peace in South Sudan its not government who refused peace. That’s mean this is regime a change agenda of those who wanted to sell S.sudan as

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      • 8 March 15:56, by pabaak

        As commodity to outsiders, it’s stated already during of last revitalization forum in addis Ababa ,wether its is rebels or the so called fpd. They both demanded to hand our sovereignty to the UN, what a shameful moral from theses who one time claim to frontlines to liberate the same country they want to dell it now.

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        • 8 March 16:11, by pabaak

          They want to sell it now.
          But there’s one thing these estranged groups didn’t know that people of south Sudan won’t be entertained this situation anymore this time we will be adopting the principle you either with us or against us.

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  • 9 March 06:25, by Lenin Bull

    US and Britain have been hostile and negative to black people since colonial time. British came to colonize Sudan, they educated Arabs and left out South Sudanese, they developed North Sudan and left South Sudan backward, and worst of all when they were leaving they handed the country called Sudan wholesome on a silver plate to the Arabs!!

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  • 9 March 06:29, by Lenin Bull

    Our people protested and went to the bush during Anyanya One, British sided with Arabs in Khartoum supporting them with weapons, money, and diplomatic cover in UN, EU, and OAU/AU labeling our ANYANYA I as black criminals and bandits spoiling the names of Christianity when in fact they are not christians but animists!!

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  • 9 March 06:32, by Lenin Bull

    When SPLA/SPLM took to the bush again in 1983 when Nimeri whent nut and declared Sudan as Islamic Arabic Republic of the Sudan, Britain convinced the US not to support the SPLA/SPLM on the false argument that that rebel movement was a socialist movement which has nothing to do with Arab oppression in the Sudan. Now South Sudan has become independent and US and Britain plus their little brother

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  • 9 March 06:37, by Lenin Bull

    Norway have started to destroy the young country South Sudan by first withdrawing their financial assistance they should have given to a young country and trying to convince the whole world to abandon South Sudan. Too much damage by them. In fact no money from them since 2011 to date. But their money is flowing to Khartoum!! Now when they realized their money embargo strategy is not working, it is

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    • 9 March 06:40, by Lenin Bull

      now going to be weapon embargo and sanction. This is cleverly designed so that South Sudan cannot defend itself from first SPLA-IO rebels sponsored and trained by Khartoum, and finally it will either be Khartoum itself invading South Sudan or any other US stooge country in the region which have already revealed their true colors( Ethiopia, Sudan).

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  • 9 March 06:45, by Lenin Bull

    Unless Arabs in Khartoum, and their Anglo-American master-minds drop playing with our dignity and independence, war and killing will continue in South Sudan. Fighting is not only with machine guns and bombs fools. Traditional African weapons/spears, arrows, panga are plenty and cheap here. Take care and respect our sovereignty and independence. no joke any more

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