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Obama recommends sanctioning of S Sudan peace obstructors

Author : | Published: Friday, April 4, 2014

U.S President Barrack Obama has signed an executive order clearing the way for sanctions on individuals and entities involved in fueling violence and obstructing the peace process in South Sudan.

The order grants the U.S. the ability to sanction individuals who have threatened the peace and security or committed human rights abuses in the country.

President Obama warns that the United States may impose sanctions on those involved in derailing peace.

A statement from the White House yesterday says the U.S will not stand-by while those entrusted with South Sudan’s future put their own interests above the interest of their people.

The statement also said those who target U.N. peacekeepers threaten the security or stability of South Sudan run the risk of sanctions.

The White House says those also responsible for human rights abuses and atrocities in South Sudan will be held accountable.

President Obama calls on both the government of South Sudan and Dr. Riek Machar’s forces to immediately engage in an inclusive peace process in Addis Ababa.

He said both sides must end military actions and hold accountable those responsible for violence against civilians.

The statement from President Obama further said there is no room for excuses or delay.

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