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U.S. sanctions South Sudan’s Defense, Cabinet Affairs ministers over peace


December 16, 2019 (WASHINGTON) – The United States government has imposed individual sanctions on two South Sudanese officials for expanding or extending the country’s conflict.

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South Sudan’s defence minister, Kuol Manyang Juuk, on 4 September 2010 (ST)

The U.S. Treasury, in a statement issued on Monday, said the Cabinet Affairs minister, Martin Elia Lomuro and his Defence and Veteran Affairs counterpart, Kuol Manyang Juuk are obstructing the peace process.

According to the US government, Lomuro has been responsible for actively recruiting and organizing local militias to conduct attacks against opposition forces in South Sudan. On the other hand, Juuk is said to have failed to remove military forces from the battlefield as agreed, fomented violence with rival tribes, and oversaw the training of tribal militias to prepare for the possibility of renewed violence.

“These ministers perpetuated the conflict to cement the political status quo, fueling South Sudan’s war economy,” it further stressed.

The Trump administration said it will not hesitate to target those who have perpetuated the conflict in South Sudan and will continue to apply pressure on the country’s senior leadership to take concrete measures to bring peace and stability to the country.

“The United States stands by the people of South Sudan who continue to suffer under this political instability that has led to thousands of deaths. The South Sudanese deserve leaders who are committed to laying the groundwork for a successful, peaceful political transition,” said the Treasury’s deputy secretary, Justin Muzinich.

The US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo welcomed the move on officials attempting to threaten the ongoing peace process.

“These actions rob South Sudan of the security, stability and confidence in a government that is needed to negotiate and implement a lasting peace,” he tweeted Monday.

John Prendergast, Co-Founder of The Sentry, said the latest actions by the U.S. are a critical signal to the warring parties that the usual obstruction of the peace process is no longer acceptable.

“The international community should accelerate preparations to dramatically increase the pressure on any spoilers in the event that upcoming negotiations fail to generate progress on the issue of state borders or other contentious questions,” he said.

The State Department warned that "other measures" would be imposed against any who seek to expand the conflict and derail peace efforts in South Sudan.

The latest sanctions come barely a week after the U.S. vowed to implement visa restrictions against individuals who undermine the peace process in South Sudan.

South Sudan descended into civil war in mid-December 2013 when President Salva Kiir accused his former deputy Riek Machar of plotting a coup, allegations the latter denied.

In September last year, the country’s rival factions signed a revitalized peace deal to end the civil war that killed tens of thousands of people and displaced millions.


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  • 16 December 2019 22:51, by The Rhino

    Good job USA,

    The two ministers definitely deserved those sanctions.We expect all sanctioned ministers in Dinka gov’t so far to suffer and feel the bite of those sanctions.Greedy Martin Elia Lomuro has putt KARO people in danger since he mixed and grew greedy among Dinka savages.Kuol Manyang Juuk supplied heavy weapons and light arms to his tribal Dinka people to destroy other communities.

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    • 17 December 2019 01:17, by South South

      The Rhino,
      Your stupidly will continue from the day Egyptian discover it in 1980s and admitted you to two years program with stupid Egyptian students. What is "putt" monkey? I do believe you are high using drug to make you feel a little bit normal. Do not beg USA to fight for you coward. Do one is going to fight somebody war, period.

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      • 17 December 2019 01:19, by South South

        I mean no one is going to fight somebody war.

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      • 17 December 2019 06:47, by Midit Mitot

        South South,

        I have told you several times that your dirty regime has finished, this sanction is for all your crooks leaders just wait for another list.

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        • 17 December 2019 07:36, by South South

          Midit Mitot,

          Wicked, you can sing here in the net, but in the filed Iam everywhere including your headquarter Pagak. Just come back to Juba with Dr. Woungkel. He will be our second man while Kiir will top him, I am laughing.

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          • 17 December 2019 09:14, by Malakal county Simon

            South South/Slave

            At least is better to be called wangkel because God nature than being called alcoholic/foolish president my dear Bone-Head!!

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            • 17 December 2019 09:29, by South South

              Malakal County,
              Please don’t talk to me like that. If you want to meet me, come to Bentu or Pagak and we will settle our differences in manly manner. I don’t like talking, I like actions. This is the only reason iam everywhere in Nuer land doing one more thing after another and no single Nuer man will see anything to me beacuse I will get mad and teach him very dear lessons. Dr. Woungkel is our se

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          • 17 December 2019 13:03, by jubaone

            South South
            Bentiu, Pagak were both liberated by nyagats, those Nuer hirelings who fought. Jienges don’t fight,they’re cowards and leave others to do the job and only come when it’s over. The recent fighting in Maiwut between IO and runaway fugitive Gen Ochan Puot is an example. If jienges were fighters why haven’t they liberated Abyei or Panthou? Waiting for others? 😆.

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            • 17 December 2019 13:17, by South South

              Big liar is out to the open. You said UN and United forces IGAD to release Riek, big lie. If you want to fight Dinka right now, try Yei or Torit or Juba. What are you waiting for coward and liar.

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    • 17 December 2019 07:20, by Garang Akeen Tong

      Keep dancing USA is fighting alongside you and God is fighting in our side, if you are not for peace . And war start who will win the war.

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  • 16 December 2019 23:52, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    This action has been long overdue. Let the killers feel the heat from their deeds. God bless USA for this bold stand.

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  • 16 December 2019 23:56, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    They should not be allowed to move freely to Kampala or Nairobi. Their properties that were got with the loot from South Suda should be confiscated, auction and the money is sent to flood victims and the dying South Sudanese.

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    • 17 December 2019 01:39, by South South

      You have been allowed these days to post stupid things everyday without anyone challenging you. Kampala and Nairobi are not USA cities monkey, put that in your a little tiny brain monkey. How many sanctions USA put on South Sudan including guns banned? Did anyone of them work? No. These are bogus sanctions and they come from low level positions in USA government. This is very clear South Suda

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      • 17 December 2019 01:43, by South South

        Continue: This is very clear South Sudan has no priorities for Trump’s administration. You can monkey it up somewhere., but nothing will change.People like you, The Rhino, Eastern and jubaone are very stupid monkeys with tiny brains.

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        • 17 December 2019 18:35, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

          Do I have time to reply to a baboon like you? No I don’t. You know nothing except Cham only. Even where you have not sown you reap. Go to your home Luak to look after your four hoofed brothers Mabior, and Marial etc.

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  • 17 December 2019 03:11, by Mayendit

    The president Salve Kiir Mayardit will have choice to make it. He fear to arrested the criminal like Dr.wongkel Riek Machar Teny even when he fall under immediately action. Kiir Mayardit will only understand when his children are puts in jails with him together why say this, because he is unable to show that, he will never fear whatever come to under his command.

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    • 17 December 2019 03:26, by Games

      These e my two formers heroes, Gabriel Jok Riak and Kuol Mayamg Juuk did not deserves to be in that messed, but since Kuol participated in the Nuer genocide, I lost most of my respect to those Bor who fought terribly in North-South Civil War. International community would continue sanctions these murders ones by ones till they reached the master who invented all these messes

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    • 17 December 2019 03:33, by Games

      Machar was in Juba through IGAD, AU and UN. So Salva Kiir has absolutely had no power to detenting him. Find something else to talk about or shut hell up.

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  • 17 December 2019 03:33, by Mayendit

    Continue: There are two choices left now for President Salva Kiir Mayardit. 1 is to hand power to one of his successful at his SPLM Party. 2 staying leading until he will leave his presidency just like what happened to Omar al Bashir NCP. My suggestion solutions for is that, five presidents should never be accepted in the first place. Dr.wongkel Riek Machar must be jail because he is the one made

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  • 17 December 2019 03:39, by Games

    Only way Salva Kiir would in power for the next 2-3 years will be to fully implement the peace Agreement and accepting to work with Machar. You get that? Read the peace agreement document if you haven’t..

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    • 17 December 2019 10:44, by South South

      Mentally retarded person like you must shut up and watch from very far. Just re-read 3 comments you made above. You can’t write one single good sentence, but you are talking about reading an agreement for peace in South Sudan. What shit Nuer, woh, woh, Gaarma, free nyantit is in Juba, come back to Juba to get it.

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  • 17 December 2019 03:52, by Mayendit

    Again. President Salva Kiir Mayardit must understand the consequences, one day his Son will be sanctioned and one day his indictments might happened because the names are prepared by the SPLA and SPLM in opposition and along with Riek Machar while, he is sitting with you in Juba. If I am a president of South Sudan nation today, I would arrested him because he had been causing unnecessary wars and

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    • 17 December 2019 22:16, by Pakuai

      What are you blaming Mr. Salva Kiir for? If you losers juxtapose the current mess in South Sudan with what is North Sudan, then no wonder, the Arab have ’attached themselves to losers like you and your Mr. Riek Machar’. How many elections were done in South Sudan and Mr. Salva Kiir ’elected out of power and refused to get out power?’ tell me piece of trash?.>>>>

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      • 17 December 2019 22:27, by Pakuai

        Since when have the Nuers with their reckless lifestyes ever believe in peace? Even Mr. Salva Kiir own people of Gogrial, Agar community of ’Pakam and Gok Arol Kachuol’ and Nuers of Bentiu don’t like peace among themselves. Same here in greater Upper Nile, the Nuers with their foolish Riek Machar and criminals who ’back them’ think, they are are anyone to>>>>

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        • 17 December 2019 23:46, by Pakuai

          South Sudan and the South Sudanese people, my arse.>>>>

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          • 18 December 2019 00:32, by Pakuai

            US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, Bantuses, evil juus (so-called israelis), their sleazy NGOs, & their UNIMISS, and of some their rubbish who covet our country & our people. Lowly informed fools, if you have any ’Rubbish in South Africa, Kenya, & here in South Sudan; then remove it. We we are going to bomb your evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus (so-called israelis)>>>

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