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Juba expects a UNSC team

Author : | Published: Thursday, July 17, 2014

UN Security Council members vote during a session. (File photo).

Members of the UN Security Council are expected to visit South Sudan to help the warring parties find lasting solution to the conflict, an official has said.

Yesterday, the Security Council warned the government and the SPLM- In the Opposition that the Council is ready to consider appropriate measures against the warring parties in South Sudan if both sides do not stop the violence and resume negotiations that will lead to the formation of a transitional government.

Military leaders from both sides have been sanctioned by the European Union and the US government.

The spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mawien Makol, told Eye Radio that the government will discuss with the members of the Security Council peace process in the country and humanitarian issues.

“We are thinking that the government should not be sanctioned because the government is committed to bring peace in the country and we are cooperating with IGAD and other international community that want to see peace come to South Sudan,” said Amb Makol.

“The Security Council of course may be thinking of more sanctions but we will have to talk to them because members of the Security Council will be meeting government officials and talk about the issues to do with peace and humanitarian affairs.”

Early the US and the European Union announced sanctions on three military leaders on both sides.

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