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South Sudan rejects U.S. targeted sanctions, calls for bilateral dialogue

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December 17, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudanese government Monday rejected the U.S. targeted sanctions imposed on two of its nationals Obac William Olawo and Gregory Vasili and called for bilateral dialogue to improve relations.

On Friday 14 December, the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) designated businessman Olawo for supplying the Government with weapons and ammunition. While Vasili, the former governor of Gogrial State, was designated for brokering deals for military equipment to the South Sudanese government. Also, he provided arms and commanded a militia engaged in conflict with a competing clan.

The list also included an Israeli businessman Israel Ziv who was accused of supplying weapons to the government and rebels alike

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson on Monday blasted the individual sanctions saying it undermines the ongoing peace implementation, pointing that his government is willing to engage dialogue to promote relations instead of threats and sanctions.

"We request the U.S. administration to engage in a more positive manner than doubling on these threats of sanctions and embargos, which serves no useful purpose," said Ambassador Mawien Makol in a statement issued on Monday.

"The government would like to register its concern and protest in the strongest terms against these unjustified unilateral sanctions, and on other USA statement designed to undermine the implementation of the peace agreement in South Sudan," he added.

24 hours before the announcement of the sanctions, John Bolton, U.S. National Security Advisor, Thursday, said Washington will no longer provide "American resource to a South Sudanese government led by the same morally bankrupt leaders", stressing they would use it to perpetrate "horrific violence and make human suffering in South Sudan".

Bolton cited the South Sudanese twice to illustrate the U.S. new Africa strategy. The first when he spoke about conflicts that put Americans lives at risks and drains America resources. Also, he gave South Sudan as a country where American resource did not help to stop violence or led to establishing a stable and transparent governance or development.

Ambassador Mawien recalled that the U.S., like the two other Troika countries, refused to append their signatures as guarantors of the revitalized peace agreement saying this rejection "creates doubts in our minds as to where the U.S actually stand vis-a-vis the peace agreement."

The Troika countries refused to co-sign the peace pact of 12 September because they had not been involved in the three-month-talks on the outstanding issues in Khartoum.

South Sudanese officials, at the time, said the Troika countries systematically adopted the positions of SSOA factions based in Washington who eventually rejected to sign the peace deal.

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  • 18 December 2018 10:01, by Eastern

    This so-called Ambassador Mawien Makol should advise his fellow jenge, the long snouted Michael Makuei to watch his snout, lest it gets scalded...!Any bilateral dialogue between USA and South Sudan must recognise that the JCE has hijacked the state from the people!JEC sees only jenge as South Sudanese...

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  • 18 December 2018 10:03, by Eastern

    The state of South Sudan needs to be rebooted and a new social contract needs to be signed going forward short of that, we are in for a long haul as I have always maintained.

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    • 18 December 2018 12:12, by jubaone

      Eastern
      In the final analysis, you will realize, that part of these old guard and criminals (jce) directly were involved in the demise of Garang so they could "hijack" SS. These jce oldies are literally using the less intelligent Kiirminal for their own jienge agenda. They even let their sons/daughters become ministers, ambassadors, DGs without any merits.

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      • 18 December 2018 12:20, by jubaone

        SS has been turned into the "golden luak cow" spewing gold and riches from its shithole for the benefit of jienges. Total destruction of SS means killing this golden cow and hence no resources for them. Imagine them calling themselves: "Republic of Upper Nile or Bahr el Ghasal" without us Equatorians? They would NEVER survive for one day. Only EQUATEXIT or KOKORA or FEDERALISM. Choose One

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          • 18 December 2018 14:38, by Eastern

            jubaone,

            These properties "bought" using stolen public money from South Sudan can be temperorily protected in Uganda and Kenya while Museveni and Kenyatta are in power, after their departures, those jenge thieves will face the music!

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          • 18 December 2018 14:52, by Kenyang ll

            Jubaone,
            All our SPLM leaders (including Thomas Cirillo) are involved in national resource lootings one way or other. If your "golden luak" implied only to Dinka or Nuer, please look around. On other notice, Dinka is nearly half of South South Sudan with millions educated or carrying armed. SPLM failure isn’t Dinka responsibility. If you grievances against Dinka people and not SPLM, let’s discuss

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            • 18 December 2018 15:28, by Kenyang ll

              ... I meant if you have genuine grievances against Dinka people and SPLM, bring it up and let discuss it as attacking and insults would change nothing. Dinka is a tribe just like your Bari. Yes, many of our nowadays day youth are lazy but I will be willing to bring to Marial Baai, Aweil to compare with your Bari in Juba to see who are lazy. Yes despite big our subsistence farmers anywhere in South

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              • 18 December 2018 15:43, by Kenyang ll

                I will be willing to bring you to my village in Marial Baai to compare. And yes our subsistence farmers and families will never provide national needs with war or not; cause what they produce is not even enough for themselves. Despite our anger, we must maintain civility and respect esp to other people tribe.

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                • 18 December 2018 21:51, by Pakuai

                  Mr. Kenyang II,
                  During our bush years. The SPLA soldiers moved about constantly across South Sudan. And a location they planned to stay in for a month or so. They would divide their labor and built their houses & trenches in a very short time until they are moved on to another location. South Sudanese civilians are very lazy no doubt about this. Come to communities like Murles or Taposas they>>>

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                  • 18 December 2018 21:58, by Pakuai

                    they don’t any culture of food growing and I don’t why is this these communities. Go to all the Ngok Dinka/Jieng communities, they produce enough food. Nyarweng & Hol communities here in Jonglei produce enough food for themselves. Go to Aliab Dinka/Jieng in Eastern Lake state, they don’t produce enough food. But they don’t like relying on foreign handouts since they have enough cattle>>>

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                    • 18 December 2018 22:05, by Pakuai

                      Mr. Kenyang II,
                      All these bullsh*ts about "humanitarian aid, donations, peacekeeping & human rights" are the 21st century disguise ways the Europeans, Americans, their UN, their NGOs & their allies occupy other people countries. But our lowly informed leaders & illiterate populations don’t know these cheap & dirty intrigues. But the idiots would wake up like spook birds later after their US,>>>

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                      • 18 December 2018 22:10, by Pakuai

                        the UK, their UN, their NGOs & shifty allies took their villages like they had done in Gambella region, Central Kenya part of Laikipia & Nanyuki, some parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Angola or Namibia. But as far as I am concerned not single Dinkas/Monyjiengs land would be touched by any evil from the US, the UK & their allies who are desperately salivating>>>

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                        • 18 December 2018 22:18, by Pakuai

                          for our country. South Sudan & South Sudanese have been here even before there was no damned US and they were not feed food aid. In fact, the humanitarian aid and donations are ways the Europeans & the US destroy other countries’ economies. The US, the UK, the UN & the NGOs are the ones who tell the people in these filthy so-called UN POCs to stay and the same time, they go & use these people>>>

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                          • 18 December 2018 22:23, by Pakuai

                            in these filthy so-called UN compounds as their blackmails over South Sudan & as their begging bowls around the world. Mr. Kenyang II, this is all about ’zero sum game’----the US, the UK, their UN, their UN & their allies want to experiment their so-called UN NEW WORLD ORDER government here in South Sudan & over South Sudanese people. Remember, Mr. Kenyang II>>>

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                            • 18 December 2018 22:28, by Pakuai

                              Our country & our people are desperately coveted by these hyenas. The US & the UK consider our country to be part of their ANGLO-AMERICA empire and our people to be parts of their ANGLO-AMERICA empire subjects/slaves. Our country is considered a strategic country & our people are considered by these hyanas front line or expendable fools>>>

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                              • 18 December 2018 22:34, by Pakuai

                                And this is because we have allowed them (the US, the UK, their UN & sleazy NGOs) to be dividing us. This dirty game of targeted sanction is just a divide and rule tactics. If the US, the UK & their UN were damned serious, then should have started their sanction on Mr. Riek Machar & Salva Kiir and all the rebels. But the rebels & Mr. Riek Machar are only cards the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs>

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                                • 18 December 2018 22:40, by Pakuai

                                  and their allies have over South Sudan & the South Sudanese people as their blackmails & bargaining cards, trust me Mr. Kenyang II. Why don’t the US & their allies just sanction every living South Sudanese not to do business with them if they damn can. But as far as I am concerned, they won’t do it. I guy like my own humble self, I just can’t stand the evil white Americans, English people>>>

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                                  • 18 December 2018 22:47, by Pakuai

                                    and their shifty allies bullying. Why don’t they just let South Sudanese people die of hunger so that they must understand that there are no free things on earth. We have a lot cattle than Uganda & Kenya combined, but as always say. The US, the UK, their UN and their NGOs will never leave our country alone because they like our country & our people>>>

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                                    • 18 December 2018 22:55, by Pakuai

                                      COLD WAR part TWO is already on ’full swing’ here in South Sudan, DRC; Libya has already been destroyed, the Libyan oil fields, Central Africa republic (CAR) and Mali resources have been secured by the European & the US. But here in South Sudan the US, the UK & European want our country to give our resources & central bank keys to them and be part of their evil alliance, good luck them. That is>>>

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                                      • 18 December 2018 22:59, by Pakuai

                                        not going to happen as far as we are concerned. The US was given the first priority in 2012 over other countries to come and invest in our country, but they flatly refused, citing lack of infrastructures to come and invest in them. The evils just want to play our country & our people as their Geo-political chess game or football to achieve their evil & dirty end>>>

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                                        • 18 December 2018 23:03, by Pakuai

                                          But the evils love affair with our country & our people has gone too far. Every country on earth is trading with China, but when it comes to South Sudan. The evils in the US & the UK think that they can control our country & our people on which country we can trade with. Really, what do evils really they are to our country & our people? As for borrowing money from their so-called World & IMF>>>

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                                          • 18 December 2018 23:10, by Pakuai

                                            banking cartels, all the African countries are extricating themselves from anything to do with the World Bank & the IMF. And so why are the Hyenas in the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs & some their shifty allies in between so fixated on our country & our people? It is simply "bullying & sabotage"-----our country is ’targeted country’ & our people are ’targeted people’ by the US, the UK,>>

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                                            • 18 December 2018 23:15, by Pakuai

                                              their UN, their NGOs & their allies. Just as their are "targeted individuals" around the world by the US army, the UK, their israel attack dog and their other allies for experiment and assassinations. The sooner the South Sudanese people realize that the US, the UK, their UN & their NGOS are not our allies at all, but our real enemies, the better.

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            • 18 December 2018 17:04, by Eastern

              jubaone,

              Disregarding what this jenge from Marial Baai is saying, all jenge people are VERY LAZY, they can ONLY avail their labour when FOOD IS THE END OF THE BARGAIN...! The so-called Kenyang II, please let’s meet at Marial Baai primary school this Friday, December 21, 2018. I will be visiting the said school and Udum primary school. On Monday, December 24, 2018, I will be at Gok Machar.....

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              • 18 December 2018 17:06, by Eastern

                .....USAID funded projects...! Get ready to FUCK your fellow South Sudanese working for the AMERICANS in South Sudan, Kenyang II..!

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                • 18 December 2018 18:36, by South South

                  Majority of South Sudanese working for NGOs funded by USAID in South Sudan are from Equatoria, but our stupid old man who is hiding in North America has no an idea about that. Get ready to FUCK your Equatoria fellows who benefit from USAID.

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                • 19 December 2018 03:01, by Pakuai

                  Eastern,
                  Let me tell you this, Dinkas/Monyjiengs are lazy people so what? Why would the US and her allies insist on feeding lazy people? I am also lazy & I don’t WANT any damn white Americans, English people, a cloned so-called arab North Sudan, an evil juus (so-called israelis), their UN & NGOs handouts. Who used to feed the Dinkas/Jiengs before there were Americans, English people>>>

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                  • 19 December 2018 03:16, by Pakuai

                    But I doubt the South Sudanese are the lazies in Australia. For all I know, South Sudanese are being pick out every where. in the US, Canada, Australia and so-called ANGLO-AMERICA empire countries because the South Sudanese people living in those countries are being indirectly used as blackmails or bargaining chips by some criminals in the US, the UK and their allies>>

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              • 18 December 2018 18:40, by South South

                I live in Juba, but I have not seen one big farm near Juba. What is that says? Lazy people live near Juba. I just got back from my trip to Malakal,Rumbek, Wau and Aweil. There is nothing called Udum primary school these days. Old man is lying again.

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              • 20 December 2018 07:35, by deng

                The so called Eastern(invisible)names. What part of Eastern does your name suggest? Eastern Europe or Eastern Africa. Shame-shame-shame names. I think your mom was rape by a dinka man that you so much hatred to Jienge. Leave Kenyang II alone he is telling the truth here. It seems you gonna die soon due to background stress or post-traumatic stress. Dinkas don’t talk about your tribe that much—

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  • 18 December 2018 14:41, by Eastern

    Australia has acted quickly because Sudanese [yes, most of these folks have not got SS Nationality Certificates] are living lavish lives without any clear source of income! They supposed to work hard so as to support future migrants but alas the Sudanese are on rampage: beating up Australians in malls, hotels, etc...

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    • 19 December 2018 03:12, by Pakuai

      Eastern,
      Many black people from West Africa and some refugees from Darfur & other countries always crossed the sea to Italy and other parts of Europe and go lie through their teeth that they are Sudanese or South Sudanese. And so if the Australian people targeted the South Sudanese as the lazies people then so be it. Australia has never been a country that has good records with darker skins people

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    • 20 December 2018 07:40, by deng

      The reasons Dinkas don’t wanna talk about your tribe is because you are sore loser. commit a suicide if you don’t wanna see or hear Dinkas anymore. You can cry here on the web about dinka-dinka-dinka but we don’t gave a damn about you.

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  • 18 December 2018 17:03, by lino

    These leaders of South Sudan in Government or Oppositions must bring back $4 billions that they have stolen before the war to run their peace agreement!!!
    Relief and Food Assistance should be look at as well! IGAD and China countries should feed you and your people!!!

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    • 19 December 2018 03:29, by Pakuai

      Lino,
      You Sudan tribune troll as just pieces of sh*t. Yes, there are a lot money that were misappropriated, but it was not the US, the UK and their allies money. Do you idiots get this? There was a donor conference that was done in Oslo, Norway in 2005. In which over 4.2 billion dollars were pledged by many countries like the US, Canada, the UK, Germany, all the Nordic countries, Japan, Australia>

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      • 19 December 2018 03:34, by Pakuai

        and other countries. But when the then government of Southern Sudan asked that pledged 4.2 billion dollars. The then government of Southern Sudan was told by the US, the UK & their allies that the money has been used to helped the mediate suffering refugees from Darfur. Can you get this Mr. Lino. That 4.2 billion dollars is now counted to have been to help the hungry South Sudanese people>>>

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        • 19 December 2018 03:40, by Pakuai

          but the whole game is an outrageous lie. I am not trying to say that the US, the UK, Australia, Canada and others countries have not help the South Sudanese people. But their humanitarian help is humanitarian help full stop. And because their help to South Sudan and the South Sudanese people during our trying time, the government of South Sudan gave the US the first priority in 2012 over other>>>

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          • 19 December 2018 03:43, by Pakuai

            countries that also help our country & our people during trying times. But the US investors flatly refused the South Sudanese invitation on condition that there were no infrastructures in South Sudan to come and invest in them. And when the South Sudanese asked the Chinese companies to come & invest in South Sudan & the Chinese agreed, the US get jealous and that why there was these five years>>>

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            • 19 December 2018 04:06, by Pakuai

              The US wanted the government of South Sudan to get rid of the Chinese company out our oil fields just like the US, the UK & France did it in Libya, Central Africa Republic (CAR) & Mali & hand over oil fields keys to them. And when Mr. Salva Kiir government & his allies said hung on, that is not going to happen. Then the US, the UK & their allies did what they always do, regime change of Mr. Salva>

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              • 19 December 2018 04:11, by Pakuai

                Kiir government & his allies and be replaced with their puppets/stooges like Mr. Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Pagan Amuom, Majak Agoot, Rebecca Nyandeng. The traitors and foreign puppets who were to go and be micro-managed in Washington, Wall Street, London, Brussels, Paris, Dubai and other shady countries where the masters from the US, the UK, the UN and their allies go & hide their looted money in>>

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                • 19 December 2018 04:17, by Pakuai

                  Mr. Lino & Eastern. The reason why Mr. Salva Kiir still have some people who respects him is because the guy has devoted his whole life since he was just tiny little boy to the liberation of our country & our people. But Mr. Salva Kiir has let leach loose & that is why the losers like Mr. Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Adwok Nyabe & their new recruits like Mr. Pagan Amuom, Majak Agoot, Thomas Cirillo>>>

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                  • 19 December 2018 04:24, by Pakuai

                    and others run amok with our country & our people. Mr. Pagan Amuom even took a full time residency of then Mr. Barack Hussein Obama’s White House. And the traitor, foreign puppet & a thief thought Mr. Obama and his state department would come & install them into power in our country by force. And when their dirty game utterly failed, then the loser went to New York & Declare outside the UN>>>

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                    • 19 December 2018 04:29, by Pakuai

                      building that the UN & the NGOs should take over our country & our people! I don’t know what is in the minds of the idiots really. Mr. Riek Machar, Lam Akol and Thomas Cirillo are also on records wanting our country & over people taken over by the UN & the NGOs----the TRUSTEESHIP of our country & our people by foreign powers, really really?>>>

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                      • 19 December 2018 04:34, by Pakuai

                        It then became apparently clear that the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & their shifty allies in between were the ones behind the current war in our country & against our people. And the whole game is about to take over our oil fields. Luck to the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs and their allies. Trying is not a crime>>>

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                        • 19 December 2018 04:39, by Pakuai

                          The US, the UK, France, their UN, their so-called israel attack dog and their allies usual ’regime change’ often work for them in Middle East, West Africa, Central African, Southern African countries; in South American countries, Eastern Europe and in some Asian countries. But right here in South Sudan, that is not going happen under the sun as far as we are concerned on our watch>>>

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  • 19 December 2018 12:50, by Modi Lo Laja

    Dear Readers;

    I am so sorry to unfruitful comments most posted by some members on this websites and others. Please let’s us try to value our education for better future and to be peace builders rather than creating enmities amongst our peaceful communities of South Sudan or among one another. This is world wide web and are not meant only for S.Sudanese. Be logic to the points when commenting.

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  • 19 December 2018 12:50, by Modi Lo Laja

    Dear Readers;

    I am so sorry to unfruitful comments most posted by some members on this websites and others. Please let’s us try to value our education for better future and to be peace builders rather than creating enmities amongst our peaceful communities of South Sudan or among one another. This is world wide web and are not meant only for S.Sudanese. Be logic to the points when commenting.

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    • 19 December 2018 14:47, by jubaone

      Modi lo Laja
      With due respect to your appeal as a member of "Karo Family" and Equatorian. We have tried to be sane and less vulgar against "our jienges" on the web, without success. It’s easier for us to intellectually stoop low to his level than expect them to raise themselves to our level of cognitive dissonance. It’s hard brother. It’s our "Ngun kata" attitude that has brought us this shit 💩.

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