UN Security council extends arms embargo, sanctions against South Sudan

The UN Security Council adopted a resolution extending the arms embargo and individual sanctions imposed on the Republic of South Sudan until May 2021.

The resolution prepared by the United States received 12 votes, while Russia, China and South Africa abstained.

With the sanctions extended until May 31, 2021, the Security Council decided to review the resolution on December 15, 2020 at the latest. The resolution stated that the council "expresses its readiness to study adaptation measures, including amendments, suspension, lifting or strengthening of sanctions, depending on the situation."

For its part, Amnesty International welcomed in a statement on Friday the renewal of this arms embargo.

In this regard, the official at the organization Debrosi Muchina, saying" It is very important to diminish of flocking the weapons used to commit was crimes, and the violations of human rights, calling all UN member states to implement the embargo."

South Sudan has suffered from civil war after two years of its independence, in December 2013 when President Salva Kiir accused his deputy, Machar, of masterminding a coup.

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The UN Security Council extends the arms embargo and sanctions against South Sudan

The UN Security Council adopted a resolution extending the arms embargo and individual sanctions imposed on the Republic of South Sudan until May 2021.

 World and Middle East May 30, 2020, Saturday - 12:28 2020-05-30T12: 28: 00 News Center

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The resolution prepared by the United States received 12 votes, while Russia, China and South Africa abstained.

With the sanctions extended until May 31, 2021, the Security Council decided to review the resolution on December 15, 2020 at the latest. The resolution stated that the council "expresses its readiness to study adaptation measures, including amendments, suspension, lifting or strengthening of sanctions, depending on the situation."

For its part, Amnesty International welcomed in a statement on Friday the renewal of this arms embargo.

"It is necessary to limit the flow of weapons used to commit war crimes, human rights violations and abuses," said an official at the organization, Debrosi Muchina, calling on all UN member states to implement the embargo.

South Sudan drowned two years after its independence in a civil war in December 2013 when President Salva Kiir accused his deputy, Machar, of masterminding a coup.


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