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Oxfam-UK seeks UN arms embargo on South Sudan

Author : | Published: Saturday, September 27, 2014

International development organization, Oxfam UK, says the UN General Assembly meeting in New York should recommend the imposition of an arms embargo on the warring parties in South Sudan to end the conflict.

The Country Director of Oxfam, Tariq Riebl, says the flow of arms into South Sudan is increasing the ire of the on-going conflict.

World leaders are attending the 69th General Assembly of the United Nations in New York.

Tariq says the international community should put more pressure on the participants at the on-going peace talks in Ethiopia to negotiate and put an end to the conflict.

“We feel we need to address some fundament things, one would be the flow of arms that has continued without seizing since December,” he told Eye Radio’s Sundown Program.

“We also feel that in terms of pressure that has to be a concerted effort by the international community to make the Addis Ababa peace process work, and to bring everyone together and make them to understand the consequences for the people of South Sudan, if they do not agree to the cessation of hostilities.”

On Thursday, a coalition of international NGOs said more strategic international pressure was needed on the leadership of the country in order to bring lasting peace to South Sudan.

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