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U.N Security Council fell short of vote to sanction senior South Sudanese officials: diplomat

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Ambassador Gordon Buay speaks at the Pittsburgh Darfur Emergency Coalition's annual forum on 30 April 2017 (ST photo)

May 28, 2018 (JUBA) - The United Nations Security is short of a vote required to impose sanctions on five senior South Sudanese officials, Gordon Buay, an envoy at its embassy in the United States disclosed.

Buay, the chargé d’affairs at South Sudan’s embassy in the U.S., said seven countries made it clear they will not support a U.S. resolution calling for a travel ban and asset freezes of five South Sudan nationals.

“In order for the draft resolution to be adopted by the Security Council, the U.S. must get nine votes out of fifteen. However, the U.S. failed to get nine. Washington got only eight,” he told Sudan Tribune Monday.

The diplomat named Russia, China, Bolivia, Kuwait, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast and Equatorial Guinea as some of the seven countries which did not support the resolution seeking imposition of sanctions against top officials seen as an obstacle to the peace process in the country.

The bid to sanction the South Sudanese officials is the latest by the UN body, which had initially sanctioned several government officials and military officers for playing a negative role in the efforts aimed to resolve the conflict through peaceful dialogue and political compromises.

The Council, according to a draft proposal by Washington, seeks to impose sanctions on Defence Minister, Kuol Manyang and Cabinet Affairs Minister, Martin Elia Lomuro, former army chief Paul Malong Awan, Minister of Information Michael Makuei Lueth and the country’s deputy army chief of defence for logistics, Malek Reuben.

The rebel-appointed governor of South Sudan’s Bieh State, Koang Rambang, is also on the list of those listed for possible UN sanctions.

However, while these officials have been accused of obstructing peace efforts and blocking humanitarian assistance to civilians, the defence minister is in addition accused of having supplied the Sudanese rebel group (SPLA-N) with arms which were in turn used to attack Pagak, leading to the expulsion of the armed opposition groups last year.

Media reports indicate that Security Council is due to meet for negotiations on the draft on Tuesday and a vote is scheduled for Thursday. A resolution needs nine votes in favour and no vetoes by Russia, China, France, Britain or the United States to pass.

In the latest informal meeting in this respect, Russian and China said they would abstain in the vote of 31 May. Ethiopia, which chairs the IGAD, said against the vote pointing the initiative should be from the region but indicated it would abstain also, even if it has no veto vote.

The UN already sanctioned several senior South Sudanese officials on both sides of the conflict in 2015, but a US bid to impose an arms embargo in December 2016 failed. In 2016, the U.S. imposed a travel ban and asset freezes on six officials from government and the opposition.

General Marial Chaunuong, Gen Jok Riak, and Gen Santino Deng Wol were sanctioned on the government side while General Peter Gatdet, General James Koang Chuol and General Gatwech Dual were sanctioned on the side of the armed opposition movement.

In 2017, the U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned Malek, Malong, and Lueth for playing a negative role in the country’s peace process.

(ST)

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  • 29 May 07:52, by South South

    Individuals sanctions are nothing, but another way to encourage the war to continue because 16 wicked factions of rebels will think USA is standing with them. If USA and others need peace to come soon, support IGAD proposal 100%.

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    • 29 May 08:10, by Games

      South Shit
      Looks your Cowardice Kuol Manyang Junior, used Sudanes rebells for IO Headquarters fight. Were braves SPL-JCE soliders that you have been bullying others all years along that they liberated the country from Arab?

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      • 29 May 08:24, by South South

        Just mentally retarded person is speaking here

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    • 29 May 09:00, by padiit gaga

      Sanctions is something. I love it when people vote for it, it was overwhelmed but doesn’t tell the truth, if US stand with u nothing must defeat u remember about US embassy change to Jerusalem how vote for No?many nothing change US decisions. US sanction s.sudan leaders must not be change even though u cry or No one vote for it. It work i love it.

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    • 29 May 09:21, by padiit gaga

      SouthSouth
      Individual sanction is something for your uncivilized leadernow the start crying because is bad Igad proposal doesn’t work because it give roght to wrongn side africa cannot solve their own problem because the don’t judge rightthis peace can not be bring to s.sudan by Igad but US. African don’t know how to solve their own problem. This sanction is one who will bring peace from unciviliz

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    • 29 May 11:40, by köpöt

      South South or whatever, you don’t have heart and you don’t have South Sudan in heart,except following your tribal government and ICE.

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      • 29 May 12:29, by South South

        köpöt,

        No, you are wrong. I love people of South Sudan and I want peace. Also I want our people to be treated equally, but we have some people who have guns and they want to kill innocent people, they target one tribe and they destroy our cities and towns. We have no choice, but to deal with them. This is what I am talking about.

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        • 29 May 15:00, by köpöt

          South South, tell me about the killings and night robbery in Juba these days. Where do these guns come from? are there rebels in Juba that kill and Rob civilians? why does the government not allow soldiers to be far from the civilians? These are all kiir’s criminal thugs disguised as police or NS. Is this the sovereignty that Makuei is talking about? Drinking in Addis and disguised as peace delega

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          • 29 May 17:04, by South South

            köpöt,

            You are wrong again. Robbers in Juba are individuals who have no hearts. They will go to jail to face the justice, but when you have people who are cowards advocating for foreigners to take over South Sudan, we MUST fight them.

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  • 29 May 08:03, by Lenin Bull

    Wise people learn from others’ mistakes, while fools learn from their own mistakes and it is most always too late when one learns own mistake because either he would have been dead or defeated terribly already! Juba government should learn from these recurrent sanctions in New York or else one day Ju ba will regret when it is too late.

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  • 29 May 09:29, by Jongo

    Sanction to individuals is personal affairs we don’t care as long as it will not affect the beloved country as large thanks to those who voted against the proposal although Russia,China,Kuwait,Ethiopia & Equatoria Guinea are defending their interest in South Sudan disregard Ivory Coast Thanks to all of them!! USA the big dog,UK the evil & other bitches & inhere An eye for an eye to hell with them

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  • 29 May 11:35, by Good Foe

    The ARCISS should have resolved the little mess before reaching to this state of oblivion had it to be implemented. The real enemies of south sudan are those countries who think that the individuals who destroyed this country should not be disciplined.

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  • 29 May 11:52, by köpöt

    Gordon, you forget that it’s because of this tribal government that you have not been paid for 9 months and ur embassy is now in crisis with drivers resigning. Soon I’ll be evicted due to rental arreas

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  • 29 May 13:43, by Nairobimitot

    South Sudanese around the Globe and at home like to think that someone from outside Their country like UN is going to solve their problems. Your problems are caused by you so you must answer and eliminate your problems you South Sudanese.

    The love by south Sudanese to see their rival officials being sanctioned is not a good idea. The person who is in charge of punishing the officials in the government of South Sudan does not have two eyes. He only has one eye so he could not see far away or see what is going to happen in the future of South Sudan. He could not even see the future of Libya and Iraq after sanctioning and Isolating the two countries for a very long time. South Sudanese should learn a great lesson from this supremacy. You south Sudanese should sort out your issues and resolve them diplomatically, and you do not need external forces or a lone hungry lion to solve your problems.

    One day two male giraffes were fighting. There was an audience of many giraffes who were watching the fight. The fighting was very exciting to many of the giraffes in the beginning, but as the battle between two big male giraffes continues unlimitedly, one section of giraffes said the fighting should be stopped so that the two male giraffes should make peace among themselves and their supporters. They claimed that this would unite the family of all the giraffes regardless of their colors and how short or long they are. The other group or sector of giraffes rejected this request. They preferred to call a group of male lions to come in and stepped in to stop the fight of the two male giraffes. The group who said that let make peace among ourselves and sort everything out among ourselves left the fighting field and when back to their hiding places in the bush because they knew that the lions are coming and they are being called in by the second group of giraffes.
    After the lions had read the letter, they came very quickly, and they began to surround the field and ate most of the giraffes who were responsible in calling in the lions to stopped the fight, so they shot themselves in the feet. Few had survived, and so they ran to the hiding places of those who were telling them not to get the hungry lions involve in resolving their issues. We told you so, now we are all going to be eating life, and all of them were eating by the hungry male lions and were scattered by the lions. The few that survived were scattered and regrouped again after many years of absence from their families and friends. After all the giraffes regrouped, the few that survived agreed that there would never be any idea of calling a hungry lion to come and resolve our problems, so they all decided that if there is any issue arising in the future, we will solve it by ourselves.
    This should never happen again in South Sudan because it had happened in Iraq and Libya and many other countries.

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    • 29 May 13:57, by Theallseeingeye

      Nairobimitot
      that’s a very interested childish story, I wish you narrate many of this to your kids at home but not to adults on this forum. but here is the true, all this U.S Security Council vote things are just fake and staged,even the outcome of this vote is long known before the actual voting was conducted. the UN is trying to depict itself as a peace grantor and problem solver..

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      • 29 May 14:07, by Theallseeingeye

        cont..
        but in reality the U.N it self is "A wolf in sheep’s clothing". all these U.N scenarios are just a complementary to the New World Order Agenda i.e "reducing the world population & creation of one world government" (just google "New word order" & read). the U.N creates a crises and comes with the crises management systems, why?

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        • 29 May 14:14, by Theallseeingeye

          cont...
          the U.N does not want this war to end, because they profit from war and also grantee the persistence of "reduction of worlds population agenda" is maintained. but how does the U.N manage to create all this mess while evading the attention of the victims (without being notice)? the answer is, U.N exploit governments of poor leadership (Kiir’s government is a perfect example)...

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          • 29 May 14:26, by Theallseeingeye

            cont...
            the U.N ensures such wicked government are installed and maintained, for UN being an expert in such kind of games, its knowledgeable that such government will generate the desired critics specially those leaders of brilliant minds and unquestionable competence such as oppositions,rebels you named them, who are willing to oppose the UN-installed-and-maintained system for ever.

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            • 29 May 14:35, by Theallseeingeye

              cont..
              hence, with such configuration in place, you have an inevitable endless cycle of violence and horror. the Government, will not admit its failure & won quit while the opposition also won’t stop resisting. because U.N encourage the opposition to resist by imposing & lobby for "bogus sanctions" and at the same time encouraging the government to be more stubborn by ensuring its members dissolve

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              • 29 May 14:43, by Theallseeingeye

                cont...
                the very sanction they proposed. and with that we (South Sudanese become a mere dummy and "lab monkeys". because Genetic Manipulated food (GMF) & newly invented vaccines which are not tested on humans could be easily tested on us in the PoCs and refugee camps in the name of AIDs. Our leaders should wake up, just thing about it, we cannot have a professors, Ph.d, Masters degree holds...

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                • 29 May 14:50, by Theallseeingeye

                  cont...
                  degree holders working day and night to compile a reports and eventually handing them to Kiir (who is nothing but an illustrate bush fighter from Akon village), this is the most absurd and ridiculous things ever, its like a professor handing its research to a pupils for review. you can’t put the horse behind the cart, we need to have a well educated and smart leader to will recuse..

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                  • 29 May 14:58, by Theallseeingeye

                    cont...
                    us and untie the chain of this global conspiracy from ankles of all South Sudanese such that we may escape this endless cycle of tragedy being imposed on us.

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                  • 29 May 15:18, by Lenin Bull

                    Theallseeingeyes, today you have won my admiration and appreciations. Million congratulations brother! You have brought the truth home but who will listen or read this brilliant piece of information!

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      • 29 May 14:09, by Nairobimitot

        Theallseeingeye
        That is your problem. UN, believing in UN to solve your question is not going to work because within the UN, there are hungry lions who are ready to eat you and all your family alife. Let solve our problems, and you will have total peace.

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        • 29 May 15:15, by Theallseeingeye

          Nairobimitot
          Personally, I am quite certain that few would argue that your above comment is not only ridiculous but also the most funniest of all times, in fact I couldn’t lough more when I did read it, I guess we should regard it as "the funniest comment of the year", talking about two male giraffes fighting, hahaha, where did you even got this one from? your grand-dad? hahhhahh

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          • 29 May 15:24, by Theallseeingeye

            cont..
            and the funniest part of it is the amount of the space ST provided you with" hahaaa, wake up man, we are in the 21st century, people are now talking about zero-point energy, anti-gravity proportions, hyper-dimension, multiverse, big bang, telepathy, etc, thhese are interested topic go read and educate your self rather than talking about "two male giraffes fight" story, hahaha

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            • 29 May 16:13, by Nairobimitot

              Theallseeingeye
              You are one of the giraffes. You cannot only pull up your next longer or higher so that you can see what is coming to you. You also need to think and see if the lion is too close to your area. Do not just talk like a lost baby gazelle. Believing in some parts of the UN is not going to help you. You need to clean your house and your grandma house, nobody is going to clean it for you. I know you got the broom or the stick that you had. Where is it now, are you going to give back to the UN. Is the UN your grandfather,, there is no South Sudanese with that name, not even your Grandpa. So, why are you inviting a hungry lion in the Wild to come and sit in your house or the field in which your babies Giraffes are crazing?. They will eat you up alive, and like the Grass and your footprints, I am telling you, girrafe friend.

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            • 30 May 00:53, by One people

              Theallseeingeye
              US are supporting Rebellions around the world now because it is their creation to get to rule the world by replacing each country president and give it to the person who they want to be president, they want a person who can listen to them and to do what they want him/her to do. They will replace all the countries presidents in order for them to succeed with one world order, and>>

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              • 30 May 01:02, by One people

                they will succeed to rule the world, by placing Riek Machar in the office of the president of South Sudan

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                • 30 May 02:16, by One people

                  Romans tried to establish one world order by fighting each country, but they didn’t succeed, than British also tried to establish one world order by slavering each country, but they didn’t succeed, than Russia & Germany tried to establish one world order by creating war world 1 and war 2, but the didn’t succeed, now American is trying to establish one world order by creating Rebellions and>>

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                  • 30 May 02:44, by One people

                    to remove each country president, than put the person who they believe he/she can follow the rule of the one world order. This is still in progress. If America succeed on this one world order thing, than we will see antichrist as president, than he’ll start killing people around the world after he stays in office for 3yrs, than Jesus will come to save people & stay with us to rule us for 1000yrs

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  • 29 May 17:00, by lino

    USA should minimize AID and assistance to South Sudan and leave Russia, China, and Sudan pitching their share and then we will make the evaluation next year 2019!!!
    IGAD countries should help feeding all SS refugees without asking help from Western Countries, and that will be the only means to pressure them to conclude these revitalization marathons!!!

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  • 30 May 05:57, by Mayendit

    Lino

    I know you personal and you are from Northern Sudan but I am wondering what let you chose Christianity name of Lino?
    Second to that, the U.S AID was not only benefiting South Sudanese people but both South Sudan and Northern Sudan are facing all kinds of situations. You thousands from Nubia Mt, and Blue Nile as well as the Darfur refugees. Cutting U.S AID would affects both sisters countries

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