UNSG imposes an arms embargo on South Sudan

July 13, 2018 8:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The divided United Nations Security Council has imposed an arms embargo on South Sudan through a U.S.-drafted resolution that expresses deep concern at the failures of the country’s leaders to bring an end to hostilities there. An earlier resolution adopted in May threatened an arms embargo and target sanctions if the UN reported by June 30th that fighting had not ended. In a letter to the Council on June 29th, Secretary General Antonio Guterres said that there had been credible reports of fighting and continued serious violations of international human rights and humanitarian law.

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