Title: US Secretary of State is pressing for a UN vote creating an arms embargo on South Sudan
Author: SudaneseOnline News
Date: 02-06-2015, 04:24 PM
09:24 PM Feb 6,2015
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US official has revealed that US Secretary of State John Kerry is pressing for a United Nations vote creating an arms embargo on South Sudan in an effort to end the civil war there
An embargo and sanctions against South Sudan fighters are regularly discussed at the United Nations, and in Washington and Europe.
But there has been little real action, with the White House seen as dragging its feet after making a strong push for the independence of the world's youngest nation in 2011.
"I would characterize John Kerry's view as supporting the State Department's view in support of a UN-led embargo," a U S administration official told AFP yesterday.
Foreign Policy magazine reported last week that National Security Advisor Susan Rice was against an arms embargo on South Sudan, putting her at odds with John Kerry and UN envoy Samantha Power.
Susan Rice does not see a benefit to an embargo that would only hit the elected regime of President Salva Kiir and not the rebellion of his former vice president Riek Machar, according to Foreign Policy.
The US official refused to discuss any possible disagreement between the White House and the State Department on the issue.
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