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South Sudan’s FVP denounces U.S. sanctions against him

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Taban Deng Gai addresses delegates after he was sworn-in as South Sudan FVP inside the Presidential Palace in the capital of Juba, July 26, 2016 (Photo Reuters/ Jok Solomun)
January 9, 2019 (JUBA) - South Sudan’s First Vice-President Taban Thursday Deng Gai denied allegations by the U.S. Treasury of his involvement in the murder of two activists and scribed it "as baseless and unfounded".

On Wednesday the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury imposed targeted sanctions on Gai saying he worked to obstruct peace implementation in the country and was behind the kidnapping and the murder of human rights lawyer Samuel Dong Luak (Dong) and SPLM-IO member Aggrey Idry (Aggrey).

However, on Thursday, he rejected the accusations saying he had been wrongly accused and vowed to work with the U.S. administration to prove his innocence.

"I have been wrongly accused of serious human rights abuses and sanctioned by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control," Gai said.

The first vice-president who had split from the SPLM-IO under the leadership of Riek Machar before to join the government in Juba also dismissed that he worked to obstruct the implementation of the peace agreement signed with the main rebel group.

"I pledge to continue working with the United States and the international community at large to demonstrate such commitment and prove the unfounded nature of the allegations made towards me," he further added.

The south Sudanese presidency did not issue a statement on the matter.

But Ateny Wek Ateny the presidential spokesman told Reuters that the first vice president has worked to end the war in the country and that he "should be encouraged".

Ateny further expressed fears that the sanctions would worsen the situation in the country.

The State Department in a statement issued Wednesday said that Taban Deng "acted on South Sudanese President Salva Kiir’s behalf to divide and sow distrust, extend the conflict in South Sudan, and impede the reconciliation and peace process".

Also, U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee welcomed the stations against the South Sudanese senior official.

"U.S. Treasury’s decision to sanction South Sudan’s First VP, Taban Deng Gai, is the right one".

The individual sanctions against Gai will freeze the U.S. assets of the first vice-president and prohibit Americans firms and nationals from doing business with him.

In December 2019, the OFAC sanctioned two South Sudanese officials including the Defence and cabinet affairs ministers. They have been, also accused to obstructing peace implementation.

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  • 10 January 2020 06:16, by Joyuma John

    Among south Sudanese’s who have been sanctioned so far, Taban sanction is very heavy and specific enough, murder of two gentlemen whose their names are also specified, no generalization, no particular tribe involved, no unknown gunmen any more, what remain is for Taban to prove himself not guilty before law, right?

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    • 10 January 2020 08:27, by Midit Mitot

      TIT for TAT and it,s too late to deny this sanction.

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  • 10 January 2020 07:27, by Tilo

    Too little too late buddy, when you were acting and ordering your team in irrational manner you never think it through but now that the reality is hitting you, you want to deny ur action. No chance. every body know ur the Key player, now enjoy the dance.
    1 more last sanction @ the helm & the region will come to an end.
    US should continue with the sanctions

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    • 10 January 2020 07:31, by Malakal county Simon

      Taban Deng Gai seems to be panic as he realise no more going to New York for UN yearly general assembly and plus, the public stolen money in his account whether in Africa, Europe, or America will all be frozen....This is a real big deal to him.... The middle fish has been finally caught up!!!!

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      • 10 January 2020 08:15, by Games

        Malakal County Simon
        Taban Deng Gai has had committed terrible crimes against his owns tribe. We Nuer have to work very hard on this matter within in us to avoid the Revenge. Taban was used by Dinka after they had realized that they can’t kill Machar because he was too strong for them to kill him. Now let Taban face the consequences of his actions. Thanks to Dinka in general for exposed that heart

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        • 10 January 2020 08:16, by Games

          Thanks to Dinka in general for exposed that heartless Nuer idiot

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          • 10 January 2020 09:18, by Malakal county Simon

            Games,

            Lt’s him dance his own music

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  • 10 January 2020 08:09, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    What an irony! Taban working for peace in South Sudan! Taban has been working behind curtains to destroy peace in the country. He colluded with Kiir to disable Riek from ascending to power.

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    • 10 January 2020 10:04, by South South

      jur_likang_a_ likan’g,

      Kurkoo (sound of monkey), You can monkey it up somewhere else, who will give power to Riek in South Sudan? Kurkoo, Kurkoo, Kurkoo.

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      • 10 January 2020 12:50, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

        South South,

        I have no time to waste arguing with you. You are nothing. You have no human brain to reason with. What you have in your skull is mud.

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        • 10 January 2020 13:32, by The Rhino

          South South,

          Shut up ya MTN!Concentrate on moving back to Abyei and develop yourselves, not barking and squatting in Equatoria like a fucking bush gorilla.Dinka people must learn to work hard and feed themselves.Returnees from Uganda are coming back home to take back their ancestral lands.Collect your shit and get out of Equatoria!

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          • 10 January 2020 13:39, by The Rhino

            Jur Likang,

            That vagrant called ’South South’ is a street dog and as such,squash his Dinka ass with a smashing tough language.He only understands scathing force,full stop!

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            • 10 January 2020 14:40, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

              Rhino,

              Really these dogs can’t understand anything. They think they are there to eat anything that they come across. Never have seen such type of human specie anywhere in the world.

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          • 10 January 2020 13:46, by South South

            The Rhino,

            Kurkoo, Kurkoo, Kurkoo

            I welcome Equatoria people who are returning from Uganda refugee camps. They were misled by monkeys like you, Jur, jubaone and Eastern. They were told to run to Uganda so that UN can take over South Sudan and give power to monkeys and rats. It’s a silly imagination from monkeys. South Sudan is under controlled, the end.

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            • 10 January 2020 14:35, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

              South South,

              Just be patient. You are standing on fire right now. Just continue to produce shit from that filthy mouth of yours.

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              • 10 January 2020 14:46, by South South

                jur_likang_a_ likan’g,

                Kurkoo, Kurkoo, Kurkoo.
                Fire from monkey? really? I haven’t heard monkey threatening human being in my life. Country is under controlled, sweet, sweet, sweet.

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              • 10 January 2020 23:31, by jubaone

                Jur,
                South South the jienge kaffir, is perhaps crying in his jienglish for food like chimps in a cage would do. Please if you have some bananas or rat stew, give him cuz he won’t keep quiet all day long. You know how jienges can be blockheads and just keep pestering you. A hungry jienge is an angry 😠 baboon and won’t hesitate to attack when hungry. Treat him just like an animal.

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            • 10 January 2020 14:38, by The Rhino

              South South,

              Shit,now what is this kur kur kur bullshit?Is this one of your cow songs your naked Dinka people use to sing under lalop trees or what?Well,keep practicing b’cos you Dinka MTNs will need those songs when we take back our ancestral lands and power.You Dinka vagrants will sing cow songs from sunrise to sunset on the backs of donkeys while delivering waters across South Sudan.You did...

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              • 10 January 2020 14:46, by The Rhino

                South South,

                ..distribute waters in Juba and other big towns once and surely will be forced to retake your older profession again.Leadership is not for Dinka people, you have had your chances to lead the nation but you terribly pissed and shit in your pants.Your time is running out,done!

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              • 10 January 2020 15:00, by South South

                The Rhino,

                Kurkoo (sound of monkey), you are monkey. Naked Mundaris are seen everyday in Juba picking up dirty things from trashes. No one can come near or I will get mad and teach monkeys very dears lessons, Kurkoo, Kurkoo, Kurkoo.

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            • 10 January 2020 23:22, by jubaone

              South South
              Jienge kaffir, you are a visitor in Equatoria and can’t invite anybody in his own house. First, make your own house 🏠 if any, then invite the rest. As a free wandering baboon, should I say "drifter and lawless brigand" you have no home. Jienges are everywhere and nowhere at home. Home is where there is free food. Wild baboons when hungry shout "kuroo, kuroo, kuroo. Sounds very jiengli

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        • 10 January 2020 13:48, by South South

          jur_likang_a_ likan’g,

          Kurkoo, Kurkoo, Kurkoo

          South Sudan is under controlled. Sweet, sweet, sweet.

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  • 10 January 2020 15:19, by Eastern

    Fellow Compatriots, The Rhino, jubaone, Jur, et al..Don’t waste your time responding to South South and Pakuai for the are just DIVERTING the debate! Let El Tabani Deng feel the fire under his seat. You can only imagine what goes on in Kiir’s mind! Happy new year - let’s enjoy this new year GIFT from the US....

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    • 10 January 2020 18:33, by South South

      You just responded to my comment unless monkey poop has made you dumb ass to understand that. Kurkoo, Kurkoo,

      USA will never fight for monkey in South Sudan and if that’s what you are waiting for in 2020, you had better find near bush to continue hunting for rats and monkeys. Kurkoo, Kurkoo, Kurkoo.

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      • 10 January 2020 22:55, by The Rhino

        Eastern,

        Illiterate Kiir is barely shitting into his Dinka pants right now as we speak.Just imagine,Martin Elia Lomuro,gone,Kuol Manyang Junk,gone,Michael Makuei Lueth,gone,Jok Riak,gone!How on earth would a normal gov’t on this planet sustain normal international relations with any civilized country within current settings?..NONE!This my friend is a very wonderful trajectory carefully placed....

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        • 10 January 2020 23:03, by The Rhino

          Eastern,

          ..by the US gov’t.We need more ’gones’ to those chaotic and greedy Dinka misled creatures in South Sudan!Look,no civilized human Being on this planet can in any explainable way support a gov’t that promotes raping innocent underage girls/South Sudanese(or foreign women) at gun point.No gov’t nor rebels in any part of Africa did that in any history of African revolution.But fucking.......

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          • 10 January 2020 23:13, by The Rhino

            Eastern,

            ..Dinka state(tribal)sponsored terrorism did that to fellow South Sudanese.Question,...why would any tribe now in South Sudan,in any possible way even want to do anything with a fucking Dinka?Why would these worthless church leaders in South Sudan today not just recognize that those in the hands of Dinka murdered ones were also children of God?Shit,these church leaders in South Sudan....

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            • 10 January 2020 23:27, by The Rhino

              Eastern,

              ..truly have nothing to offer,particularly to refugees at protection sites(internally or in Uganda ,Kenya and Ethiopia) but HYPOCRISY and LIES against their own believe i.e.The Holy Bible itself and the word of GOD!Any fucking priest/bishop talking about reconciliation and forgiveness before JUSTICE,is either a damned enemy to the people he represents or a fucking sold out snitch,Amen!

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  • 11 January 2020 17:18, by Kenyang ll

    Again, the U.S missed another opportunity to hit nail on the head. They are circling around the bush, blaming mere opportunists sent to do dirty work. Gen. Kiir and Dr. Riek are solely responsible for this war and all bloodshed. They are to blame and need to be sanctioned and isolated. Till these men and all their traces are removed, we will be sitting on this filthy for long time.

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  • 11 January 2020 21:19, by lino

    Langbaar or Langchek!!! South Sudanese are no longer ignorance of what this Taban/ Lazy/Tired Man has been doing since 1983!!!
    Let him defends himself!!!

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