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Juba calls on Security Council to review sanctions on South Sudanese ministers


May 28, 2018 (JUBA) - The South Sudanese government Monday has urged the Security Council to reconsider its plan to impose individual sanctions of senior government officials saying this move would affect the regional efforts to end the conflict.

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South Sudan’s defence minister, Kuol Manyang Juuk, pictured following a cabinet meeting in Juba on 17 January 2014 (Photo: Reuters/Andreea Campeanu)

The Security Council on Friday 25 May discussed at informal meeting a draft resolution proposed by the United States and approved to slap individual sanctions on Kuol Manyang Juuk South Sudan Defence Minister, Malek Reuben Riak Rengu, Deputy Chief of Defence for Logistics in South Sudan’s army, Martin Elia Lomuro, Minister of Cabinet Affairs, Michael Makuei Lueth Minister of Information, SPLM-IO Governor of Bieh State Koang Rambang Chol and Gen Paul Malong Awan Former SPLA Chief of Staff sacked by Kiir in May 2017.

Reacting to this measure, the foreign ministry spokesperson in Juba, Mawien Makol Ariik said sanctions would affect the peace talks because it would embolden the opposition groups and stall the peace talks.

"Sanctions are not the solution," he further told the UN-sponsored Radio Miraya on Monday.

"So, we are asking the Security Council to reconsider the individual sanctions and try to build in support of the peace process," he added.

The punitive measures will be discussed and likely approved on Thursday 31 May, during an open briefing of the 2206 South Sudan Sanctions Committee. The meeting also will be briefed on the final report of the Panel of Experts.

In a diplomatic note to the foreign ministry headquarters, the deputy head of the South Sudan mission to the United Nations Amb Cecilia AM Adeng told Juba in a note dated on 25 May the Security Council would likely adopt the resolution.

She further suggested lobbying Russia and China to use their veto against the resolution warning that they "will most likely abstain".

Ambassador Ariik went further to say the defence and the cabinet affairs ministers cannot be held responsible for the violations of the ceasefire or the peace agreement

"These people are not involved (in the violations) what so ever," he asserted pointing to the ceasefire mechanism saying it works to identify the violators.

The Troika countries including, Britain, Norway and the U.S., believe that Juba should be put under huge pressures to bring it to make the necessary concessions to end the nearly five-year conflict.


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  • 29 May 2018 06:00, by padiit gaga

    Wow sanction to my uncivilized people who listen with their eyes.now the start to listen to desolve this evil empire is to give more sanctions. In Juba Dinka die with hungry the keep stealing foods on the table in Hotel u leave your food on the table to wash your hands people eat with unwashed hands due to Dinka who depressed in war. UN knew S.SUDANESE the are uncivilized who doesn’t listen with

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    • 29 May 2018 06:14, by padiit gaga

      Hear. Sanctions is solution for this war because these people are uneducated and primitive who think that killing good the enjoyed to kill one other the don’t know kill is sin or crime against humanity. Good job to learn the life of these people now the are crying. The evil president must be chase away thru this way.

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    • 29 May 2018 19:14, by garrak1520

      Getting closer home, start crying now that you have been targeted by stronger institution; how about those people who have been suffering for the last 5 years. The people you should have been their protector. Time to give up stolen wealth of the people.

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  • 29 May 2018 06:55, by Eastern

    I love it! Sanctions are closely inching towards Kiir...!

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    • 29 May 2018 07:39, by South South


      What can we expect from a coward person like you other than crying for help from international community. War will not bring any good thing to our country, but coward people who never fought for South Sudan freedom thought that they will win the war.The situation is very hot in refugee camps or under the trees. Nuer chief is killed by other Nuer in the refugee camp.

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      • 29 May 2018 08:53, by jubaone

        South South
        What can we expect from a "fool"! and "loser" like you hiding in Kenya or Uganda and cant even liberate his ancestral land "Abyei" from his masters? From nothing comes nothing. We Equatorians could migrate and leave the entire SS to you fools, you would still do NOTHING like you´ve done nothing in all jiengelands. Just LOSERS. Shut up!

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        • 29 May 2018 12:12, by South South


          You start lying again about me. South Sudan is under my control, so why should I go to kenya or Uganda ? Only people who lost war are in Kenya and Uganda. Abeyi is still in our game and the all world knows that except a few ugly stupid people in South Sudan. I have no plan to hate other tribes in South Sudan.My problem is with wicked dirty rebels.

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  • 29 May 2018 07:13, by Lenin Bull

    What goes around comes around. President Kiir and his group had many golden opportunities to end Riek’s menace but failed flat( 16th Dec.2013,Riek would have been dealt with squarely but Kiir was lazy to do that. On 10th July 2016, another golden opportunity offered itself and Kiir again procrastinated!). The world will keep harassing South Sudan because of poor leadership strategies in Juba.

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  • 29 May 2018 07:19, by Lenin Bull

    Dr.Riek read Hobbes and Machiaveli and if it was him and his group that had all these recurring golden chances on his rivals, he would have made good use of these chances by crossing the Ts and put final dots on the Is and this would have saved the innocent civilians in the countryside. Kiir will one day regret his lazy leadership style that has exposed the country to such level of dangers.

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    • 29 May 2018 07:29, by Games

      Lenin Bull
      Machar has had done nothing wrong to died, but it is a victim purely because he is living brave man in this country to do determined to challenging the Dinkasims empire. That’s why he is still surviving from those all attempts assassination on him by Salva Kiir and his JCE.

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  • 29 May 2018 07:25, by Lenin Bull

    The front lines against President Kiir and his government are increasing by day and night. UN Security Council is another deadly front led by US and its friends Britain and Norway, SPLA-IO of Riek, NDM Lam Akol, NASA of Chirilo, Bakasoro’s Arrow boys, Agwelek of Olony, FDs, unknown gunmen and women in cities specially Juba, hunger, diseases, etc!

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    • 29 May 2018 07:46, by Games

      Lenin Bull
      Machar was originally born and designed as a politicians, not like Salva Kiir who come after looked domestic animals in the village incidentally to the top seat in the country. Machar will destroy you all silencelly or make peace with him.

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  • 29 May 2018 07:34, by Lenin Bull

    President Kiir and his bunch of idiots are sitting ducks waiting for their rendez-vous/final day in J1. Mark my words unless they wake up from their being busy with non essential issues and face the task of defending the national sovereignty, independence and dignity.

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  • 29 May 2018 07:37, by Games

    Those idiots in Juba are wasting their time by making those too much noises. Western World creates this Shit hole so-called S. Sudan and they have power to claim it back from those thieves guiding by that blind man So-called Salva Kiir

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    • 29 May 2018 07:42, by South South

      OK, now we want Europe to fight for us. Where is ALMIGHTY Nuer which never been defeated? Laughable people.

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      • 29 May 2018 08:22, by Theallseeingeye

        South South
        you the the most stupid person on this forum, can’t you at least one day add something reasonable and constructive to this forum? rather than "fight, fight blah, blah, monkey pop blah". grow up man, I am not your even if you are indeed a man,or maybe you are just a child or a teenager. people like you are the ones degrading the Dinka reputation.

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        • 29 May 2018 08:32, by Theallseeingeye

          your comments defines your degree of illiteracy(somebody of just mediocre caliber), I presume you might have just learned how to say and write simple present continuous and past tense sentence in English and recently (2012 & later) introduced to computer & internet then all of a sudden to proclaim yourself as an "intellectual Dinka politician". wake up boy, its as simple as that..

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          • 29 May 2018 08:45, by Theallseeingeye

            most of those Jienge scumbag like you that are messing up the affairs of this country used to roam naked in luak, and just woke up one day in the morning, got a new trouser, shirt and suit and decided to join the "benj wave". but here is a little advice for you boy, you can’t thrive here, don’t worry you have ppl like Lenin Bull backing you here, just sit back and enjoy the debates.

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            • 29 May 2018 08:54, by South South

              Another big coward is crying.

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              • 29 May 2018 09:44, by Theallseeingeye

                South South
                Seriously, I challenge you, what benefit have you ever added to this forum? rather than "monkey pop blah,rates blah"?. I even leave it for the government sympathizer to judge, (give me a link). people like Linen Bull sometimes present compelling arguments and challenge ideas constructively(this is the virtue of education)

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                • 29 May 2018 09:53, by Theallseeingeye

                  but for you,(A big zero) as usual, you have just cross all the distance from the cattle camp or luak with cow dung ashes yet on your butts and all your over your body, to here just to consume commenting space and waste time and resource. honestly, if I were the ST auditor, I ll not hesitate to delete ur account from this forum, cause you don’t wroth shit, its just like "owning an air in a balloon"

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                • 29 May 2018 12:18, by South South


                  My job is to kick asses of rebels and shut them down. If you want to be considered like a real human being, accept peace. Wicked people are trying to impose on us stupid ideas, but we will teach them how to behave, you get it ugly man? By the way, why are you crying and feeling terrible about monkey? Isn’t it what your people eat? I like beef and I like cows

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            • 29 May 2018 09:53, by Lenin Bull

              Ahahahaaaa! theallseeingeyes, thank you for seeing that.

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              • 29 May 2018 10:06, by Theallseeingeye

                Lenin Bull
                Honestly Man, no matter how much effort you guys (gov sympathizer) extort, it ll just be exhausted by people like South South. now Gov is looking for a way to regain the trust of the people, because different people have different prospective you have to deal with them with extra cautious but individuals South Sudan are just "A shame", knows nothing, offers nothing and gains nothings

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                • 29 May 2018 13:23, by ThaGoblin

                  True talk right here, if you people keep spitting out hate and bitterness all you get is hate and bitterness. you should take advantage of the current situation, unite and try to make some real change to this mess. whoever you are you seem educated dont let it go to waste

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                • 29 May 2018 16:57, by jubaone

                  Watch out, South South is from Abyei, a jienge-jellaba. What a terrible mix. He’s not our jienge. He’s a contagious mix and never give him a chance at all. Treat him like cholera or HIV/AIDS.

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                  • 29 May 2018 19:39, by South South


                    One big lair is helping out his a little monkey, right? I am not from Abyei, Iam from Equatoria, a Dinka from Equatoria. I love Equatoria because I fought for it and chased away fake Arabs. Peace

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                    • 29 May 2018 20:59, by jubaone

                      South South
                      Even monkeys have trees they call "home". But the jienge has none. His home is where food is and he doesn’t have to work for it, rather he steals it. He loves and dies for free things and that is why he always looks up to any flying object hoping for airdrops. Lazy fool.

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  • 29 May 2018 07:57, by Games

    South Shit
    How can you manage to fight European countries if you can’t face White army by yourself. S. Sudan is being been ruled and runs by the Uganda government since 2013. It is one of the Uganda province. So the Americans and her allies are talking indirectly about Uganda, but wanted to banning those yours idiots commanders are been used by Uganda government first before they return back our

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    • 29 May 2018 08:21, by South South

      You are mentally retarded, the way you write and the way you put down your ideas can speak louder about you.

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  • 29 May 2018 12:28, by DKOne

    It has long been the intention of the United States to incapacitates government of South Sudan under hidden agenda of human rights and democracy. The United States barbaric act against South Sudan should be considered an insult not just to the government but the entire population of South Sudan as a whole.

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  • 29 May 2018 12:29, by DKOne

    "The question is" How willing are South Sudanese to allow America to place them under the American shoes and force upon them American ideologies. Should we do whatever America needs us to do in order to suit American interest?

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  • 29 May 2018 12:30, by DKOne

    America can not bring democracy to South Sudan. It has to be a choice taken and build up by the people of South Sudan themselves, no one else can.
    People must understand that America is only taking advantage of the conflict and never interested in solutions.

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  • 29 May 2018 15:25, by köpöt

    Reconsider? Did u guys reconsider the people suffering due to your senseless war? UN, go ahead Sanction them and their networks. They don’t have children here that’s why they don’t care. "Political flops"

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