SOUTH SUDAN REJECTS SANCTIONS PLANNED BY THE US

JOBA, -The authorities of South Sudan rejected Saturday the sanctions against several South Sudanese political chiefs, and the embargo that the United States wants to propose to the United Nations Security Council.

Martin Elia Lomoro, Minister of Governmental Affairs told the press in this capital that the US proposal wants to stop the application of the peace agreement signed in August 2015 and increase the suffering of the South Sudanese population.

Lomoro thanked the Russia for its position -which counts on the capacity of veto- and is opposed to the embargo.

With the implementation of the agreement, they try to end the war unleashed in 2013, when President Salva Kiir accused his former vice president,Riek Machar, of trying to overthrow him through a coup.

These parts came to put the bases of their conciliation in 2015, with the mediation of the Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD), an East Africa integration scheme, but the process was affected with the fighting last July at this capital that caused 300 dead and thousands of displaced people.

Friday, the US government asked the UN Security Council to take measures to sanction Rebel South Sudanese chief Riek Machar and other high governmental officials, because of their role in the conflict.-

Source: Nam News Network

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