US and Britain push for UN sanctions on Salva Kiir regime

DAILY NATION, JULY/19/2015, SSN;

UNITED NATIONS: The US and Britain pushed for UN sanctions against South Sudan’s government on Tuesday, over its failure to sign a peace deal to end a brutal two-year civil war.

South Sudan rebel chief Riek Machar met a Monday deadline to sign the power-sharing agreement, but President Salva Kiir only initialled part of it and said he would return to the table in early September to finalise the accord.

US National Security Adviser Susan Rice accused Kiir’s government of a “failure of leadership” and said it had “squandered” another opportunity to end a conflict that has killed tens of thousands and which has plunged the world’s youngest nation into chaos.

NATION ABANDONED

“There must be consequences for those who continue to stand in the way of peace,” she said, calling for UN Security Council sanctions if the government does not sign the deal within 15 days.

On a recent visit to East Africa, US President Barack Obama threw his personal weight behind efforts to foster peace in a country midwifed into existence by Washington, but then, critics say, abandoned at birth.

The latest peace accord was brokered by the eight-nation East African Igad bloc, bolstered by the UN, the European Union, the African Union, China and other players, including Britain and the US.

At the UN headquarters in New York on Tuesday, countries weighed their next move.

IGAD-PLUS DEAL

“If the government will not sign up to the Igad-plus deal, then we must all be firm on our next steps,” British Deputy Ambassador Peter Wilson told the 15-member Security Council.

“We cannot sit by while leaders fight and their people’s suffering grows.”

The council last month imposed sanctions on six commanders — three from the government forces and three from the rebels — the first to be blacklisted by the United Nations over the conflict.

A travel ban and an assets freeze were slapped on the six men and the council is considering adding new names to the sanctions list, as well as an arms embargo.

But China, which has oil interests in South Sudan, said the government should be allowed more time to come on board.

BAN HOPEFUL

“The best solution would be to reach an agreement,” said Chinese Ambassador Liu Jieyi.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the signing of the deal by the rebel leader and expressed “his strong hope that President Kiir will sign the agreement by the end of the 15-day deadline”.

The Security Council is due to discuss sanctions on South Sudan at a meeting next Tuesday.

South Sudan has been torn by fighting between forces loyal to Kiir and rebels allied with Machar, his former deputy, since December 2013 and the violence has imploded along ethnic lines.

Nearly 70 percent of the country’s population is facing food shortages while nearly 200,000 terrified civilians are sheltering in UN bases. END

28 Comments

  1. AGUMUT says:

    Sanctions is going to disturb those elite in the government and it will not affect them,but people are going to pay very high price.

  2. sonofman says:

    So wat if they r pushing 4 it we r not the first n shall not be da last kiir shud not sign that deal those making noise shud find us in frontline

    • martin L. says:

      Sonofman “those making noise shud find us in frontline.” What front line you are referring to? I suspect you know where is that front line..

  3. Ghol Chot says:

    The US must understands that we are at war with you evil corporate America and evil white Americans people. You have pushed the South Sudanese people too far and South Sudanese are going to fight you fools back. You fools want to be South Sudanese people new masters after the so-called cloned arabs of North Sudan through back door intrigues, coercion and threats. Be very very careful fellows.

    No one wants evil corporate America and evil white people especially evil white Americans and English people in our country in whatever form or shape. President Salva Kiir has done the right think to have refused to sign that rubbish enforced on the South Sudanese people throats by some evil people with some sinister project against our country and people.

    That damn so-called peace talks in hotels, brothels and bars of ethiopia are nothing, but waste of time and resources. They are not for interests of South Sudan and the South Sudanese peoples peace. But for the interests of evil corporate America and Europe to crawl their evil selves into our country. Good luck fellows, that is not going happen under the sun.

    • nyaluk says:

      All you are doing is talking bad about the Americans. Why don’t you go an talk about your evil Kiir. The Americans are right an if you don’t listen you are going to face American power.

  4. Francis Mangok Angeir says:

    Dear South Sudanese and the world,

    Last night August 19, 2015 I dreamed two dreams. First dream is the military changed South Sudan government appointed Former Military Maker Thow as SPLA General Chief of Staff. Second dreamed, I dreamed like we buried Arok Thon Arok and Rebecca Mabor was crying during the burial. I do not know what this dreams mean, but God knows.
    We need the prayers, pray for peace and ask God to touch are leaders heart to complete sign the peace. (God makes me to read these following passages about two prophets Hanauah and Jeremiah Chapter 28 and 29). Please South Sudanese take your time to read chapters 28 and 29 because these chapters are telling us something especially chapter 29. I believe this passage is one of the most important talking about the promise of peace. We South Sudanese we suffer so many years, but we need to ask God why? In this passage I believe the promise was giving to Israelis people who were already living exiles. Please South Sudanese ask God to forgive you and return you back. Those who live in the country ask God to touch your leaders’ heart to sign the true peace, the peace of love, the peace of unity and compassionate. God loves you He is preparing to forgive you. Please remember how long we have been suffering in our own country. God bless you all around the world and believe He will bring peace to you Amen.

    Hananiah’s Falsehood and Doom,

    28 And it happened in the same year, at the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the fourth year and in the fifth month, that Hananiah the son of Azur the prophet, who was from Gibeon, spoke to me in the house of the LORD in the presence of the priests and of all the people, saying, 2 “Thus speaks the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saying: ‘I have broken the yoke of the king of Babylon. 3 Within two full years I will bring back to this place all the vessels of the LORD’s house, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon took away from this place and carried to Babylon. 4 And I will bring back to this place Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, with all the captives of Judah who went to Babylon,’ says the LORD, ‘for I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon.’”
    5 Then the prophet Jeremiah spoke to the prophet Hananiah in the presence of the priests and in the presence of all the people who stood in the house of the LORD, 6 and the prophet Jeremiah said, “Amen! The LORD do so; the LORD perform your words which you have prophesied, to bring back the vessels of the LORD’s house and all who were carried away captive, from Babylon to this place. 7 Nevertheless hear now this word that I speak in your hearing and in the hearing of all the people: 8 The prophets who have been before me and before you of old prophesied against many countries and great kingdoms—of war and disaster and pestilence. 9 As for the prophet who prophesies of peace, when the word of the prophet comes to pass, the prophet will be known as one whom the LORD has truly sent.”
    10 Then Hananiah the prophet took the yoke off the prophet Jeremiah’s neck and broke it. 11 And Hananiah spoke in the presence of all the people, saying, “Thus says the LORD: ‘Even so I will break the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon from the neck of all nations within the space of two full years.’” And the prophet Jeremiah went his way.
    12 Now the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, after Hananiah the prophet had broken the yoke from the neck of the prophet Jeremiah, saying, 13 “Go and tell Hananiah, saying, ‘Thus says the LORD: “You have broken the yokes of wood, but you have made in their place yokes of iron.” 14 For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: “I have put a yoke of iron on the neck of all these nations, that they may serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; and they shall serve him. I have given him the beasts of the field also.”’”
    15 Then the prophet Jeremiah said to Hananiah the prophet, “Hear now, Hananiah, the LORD has not sent you, but you make this people trust in a lie. 16 Therefore thus says the LORD: ‘Behold, I will cast you from the face of the earth. This year you shall die, because you have taught rebellion against the LORD.’”
    17 So Hananiah the prophet died the same year in the seventh month.

    Jeremiah’s Letter to the Captives,

    29 Now these are the words of the letter that Jeremiah the prophet sent from Jerusalem to the remainder of the elders who were carried away captive—to the priests, the prophets, and all the people whom Nebuchadnezzar had carried away captive from Jerusalem to Babylon. 2 (This happened after Jeconiah the king, the queen mother, the eunuchs, the princes of Judah and Jerusalem, the craftsmen, and the smiths had departed from Jerusalem.) 3 The letter was sent by the hand of Elasah the son of Shaphan, and Gemariah the son of Hilkiah, whom Zedekiah king of Judah sent to Babylon, to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, saying,
    4 Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, to all who were carried away captive, whom I have caused to be carried away from Jerusalem to Babylon:
    5 Build houses and dwell in them; plant gardens and eat their fruit. 6 Take wives and beget sons and daughters; and take wives for your sons and give your daughters to husbands, so that they may bear sons and daughters—that you may be increased there, and not diminished. 7 And seek the peace of the city where I have caused you to be carried away captive, and pray to the LORD for it; for in its peace you will have peace. 8 For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Do not let your prophets and your diviners who are in your midst deceive you, nor listen to your dreams which you cause to be dreamed. 9 For they prophesy falsely to you in My name; I have not sent them, says the LORD.
    10 For thus says the LORD: After seventy years are completed at Babylon, I will visit you and perform My good word toward you, and cause you to return to this place. 11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. 12 Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you, says the LORD, and I will bring you back from your captivity; I will gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you, says the LORD, and I will bring you to the place from which I cause you to be carried away captive.
    15 Because you have said, “The LORD has raised up prophets for us in Babylon”— 16 therefore thus says the LORD concerning the king who sits on the throne of David, concerning all the people who dwell in this city, and concerning your brethren who have not gone out with you into captivity— 17 thus says the LORD of hosts: Behold, I will send on them the sword, the famine, and the pestilence, and will make them like rotten figs that cannot be eaten, they are so bad. 18 And I will pursue them with the sword, with famine, and with pestilence; and I will deliver them to trouble among all the kingdoms of the earth—to be a curse, an astonishment, a hissing, and a reproach among all the nations where I have driven them, 19 because they have not heeded My words, says the LORD, which I sent to them by My servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them; neither would you heed, says the LORD. 20 Therefore hear the word of the LORD, all you of the captivity, whom I have sent from Jerusalem to Babylon.
    21 Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, concerning Ahab the son of Kolaiah, and Zedekiah the son of Maaseiah, who prophesy a lie to you in My name: Behold, I will deliver them into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and he shall slay them before your eyes. 22 And because of them a curse shall be taken up by all the captivity of Judah who are in Babylon, saying, “The LORD make you like Zedekiah and Ahab, whom the king of Babylon roasted in the fire”; 23 because they have done disgraceful things in Israel, have committed adultery with their neighbors’ wives, and have spoken lying words in My name, which I have not commanded them. Indeed I know, and am a witness, says the LORD.
    24 You shall also speak to Shemaiah the Nehelamite, saying, 25 Thus speaks the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saying: You have sent letters in your name to all the people who are at Jerusalem, to Zephaniah the son of Maaseiah the priest, and to all the priests, saying, 26 “The LORD has made you priest instead of Jehoiada the priest, so that there should be officers in the house of the LORD over every man who is demented and considers himself a prophet, that you should put him in prison and in the stocks. 27 Now therefore, why have you not rebuked Jeremiah of Anathoth who makes himself a prophet to you? 28 For he has sent to us in Babylon, saying, ‘This captivity is long; build houses and dwell in them, and plant gardens and eat their fruit.’”
    29 Now Zephaniah the priest read this letter in the hearing of Jeremiah the prophet. 30 Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, saying: 31 Send to all those in captivity, saying, Thus says the LORD concerning Shemaiah the Nehelamite: Because Shemaiah has prophesied to you, and I have not sent him, and he has caused you to trust in a lie— 32 therefore thus says the LORD: Behold, I will punish Shemaiah the Nehelamite and his family: he shall not have anyone to dwell among this people, nor shall he see the good that I will do for My people, says the LORD, because he has taught rebellion against the LORD.

  5. Deng says:

    Bullshit. How can the peace be signed with the man who been killing Danka since 1991? And if we are allowing someone like that then tomorrow another person could come out and do the same. Riek.., needs to be in jail so that he can be example for those whom are thinking the same as him. Also Mr. Talking about “LORD” the problem that is going on in South Sudan has nothing to do with your “LORD” that you are talking about it. People need to stop mixing things up.

    What the Kii did it was a right thing…..

    • Eastern says:

      Deng,

      As usual, your thinking are obscured by Dinkocracy.

      Kiir was supposed to sign as the president of the ROSS, not as the president of dinka! Why are you Dinkas so worked up with IGAD-plus compromised deal? Kiir rocked the boat in Dec 2013 during his party meeting. He wanted to use Museveni’s leadership style in South Sudan: intimidate you rivals using the army. This tactic failed because unlike UPDF, SPLA soldiers pay their allegiances to individual commanders, thanks to Garang’s approach of creating riasats!

      That said, Kiir now has under two weeks to sign or face the wrath of ‘outsiders’ who have been bearing the brunt of the ongoing conflict.

      Uganda is only able to accommodate refugees from other countries because the Americans, Europians, etc are able to pay for expenses incurred by UNHCR, WFP, etc to assist the refugees. They have every right to stop the problems at their roots. Stop the war now and stop churning out more refugees and displaced person. Kiir’s obstinate attitudes won’t help that!!!!

  6. David Lokosang says:

    I Believed that targeting poor generals is not going to be effective as we have witnessed the sanction of the 6 generals.
    For the sanction to be effective, first Us must pressure Uganda to withdraw its forces from South Sudan and stop any military support whether ground or air other wise Museveni will face the consequences of not complying.
    Secondly the oil revenue will not be channel to South Sudan Central Bank but instead would be put in a special account in order to be used for humanitarian purpose to support the suffering innocent people of South Sudan.
    Thirdly, Those of Salva Kiir and general Malong should be regarded as war criminals and will face International Court of Arbitration and all the money and setts they have stolen from the people will be frozen if they don’t sign the final deal.

    I hope the security council will consider what I have mentioned above.

  7. Lavina Lual says:

    Brother Francis-
    You know very well that the Almighty God only blesses the righteous (Psalm 5:12) and forgives those who confess their sins and repent from doing wrong doings against others (1 John 1-9).

    What I mean is as much as Kiir and our leaders keep on denying their sins committed against South Sudanese on Dec 15 2013, Kiir will not live for the coming two years, proof is his deteriorating health status can tell because the wages of sins is death ( Romans 6:23) period.

    Instead my dream early last year (2014) was different from yours. I had a dream that Kiir was looking for more blood of non jieng to suck to keep him on power. I have shared this with a colleague of mind an MP in NLA. This dream comes after I attended prayers in Pastor Sabino Church at Gudele because I was invited by a family friend and I considered that dream a revelation which had come to pass after many people were killed early last year 2014 right after December 2013 incident.

    God is a spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth (John 4:24). All the blah blah we are writing here and there will never spare any murderous leader in this country because already this country was redeemed by the blood of the martyrs who liberate it from Arab enemies and foremost by the blood of Jesus Christ. There was no any other single reason for more blood to be shaded just to keep devil worshipers to reign under the expenses of citizens’ blood.

    Christianity has no politics but truth and it always backfire if people divert from God’s word to please their own egos or tribal leaders because God will consider you as a worshiper of idols being it your leader/tribe/clan (Exodus 20:4) call it.

    To God be the Glory!

  8. False Millionaire says:

    Mr mangok,
    I believe u are a very good comidian.
    But that doesn’t necessarily mean that there isn’t truth in your stories.
    In consequence,your dreams imply truth.
    Mama Nyandeng crying for the unsigned peace is the typical example of crocodile tears.
    The SPLM/A of Juba as of the opposition which members include her is an evil force that has failed RSS,provoked the tragedy that is being settled by the agreement in question and will never help the causes of human and country’s progress in RSS.
    The agreement would united the SPLM/A factions to misgovern RSS as they have always done.
    It’s like gathering wolves in a pack and turning them loose in a sheep enclosure.
    Missing this opportunity was the cause of mama Nyandeng’s crocodile tears.
    She didn’t cry for the love of RSS and the society.

    As things have been thrown into hell confusion,every citizen has the right to react as his reasonable thinking capacity may permit.
    Those in the SPLM-IO camp like General Gadet among others are on the move to break away.
    U can also expect a turmoil in The SPLM/A’s Juba camp including possibility of a military coup d’etat exactly as in your second dream.

  9. GatCharwearbol says:

    Talk is cheap. Sanction threats has been advertised for the last two years and no action ever taken. It is getting old. Action speaks louder than words. UN and Obama administration need to stop this threat which is not impacting the situation. Take action now. To me, sanction won’t help the situation. If you really want peace to return to South Sudan, order Museveni to withdraw his troops and I am confident that peace will come in no time.

    The intransigence attitude of Kiir is due to Museveni. This is the heart of the problem. Act upon it and viola, the solution is here.

  10. Guet Athina Guet says:

    Mr. Francis Mangok Angeir,

    My comment to your ranting is not personal but facts !. In case you missed, we’re at war with butcher of south Sudan Riek Machar. Preaching is not going to bring back the 30000 Dinkas women, children and the old who he murdered in 1991 when Machar first coup against Dr. Garang failed, and 2013 the evil tried another coup against an elected president and failed again and went on a rampage killing again. You sir need pull you head out of your ass, and see the light .. he’s serial killer there will be peace with a person who’s mentally weak the butcher Machar. I am not going to play nice with idiots.

    • Eastern says:

      Guet,

      Why are you dinkas so incensed with the IGAD-plus compromise peace formula? Let me tell you: the proposed peace agreement at least gives Kiir another 30 months at the top leadership of South Sudan as opposed to what will befall him when he decides to take the New World Order head on!!!

      If Kiir stands up against the ‘outsiders’ as you his supporter always say, he will have very few places that he will call home.

      Drafting innocent civilians to raise against the UN and the international community is a crime that will haunt Kiir for the better part of his life; it ha eroded his ‘revolutionary legacy’.

      • Guet Athina Guet says:

        Mr. Eastern or what your name is … use your real name like those who are born to rule … unless you have something to worry about, I will not take your comments seriously. There are too many cowards who use fake name to hid their identity. In humble opinion, they are all buffoons idiots.

  11. Francis Mangok Angeir says:

    Dear South Sudanese,

    Tomorrow in Juba South Sudanese are going to buried their son Moi Peter Julius South Sudanese journalist shot and died by unknown gunman in Juba. Upper Nile renewal attack killed many people, one by one South Sudanese are completing themselves, where you are God? Where are you father, where are you?

  12. Francis Mangok Angeir says:

    Dear Guet Athina Guet,

    Thank you very much, I am not going to pull my head out of my ass, but I will keep preaching for peace to come. Question to you brother Guet, are we killing more people or are we bringing back more people from the died? Brother Guet you are talking about 30000 who killed in 1991, but do you know how many Dinka and Nuer are still dying today in that war you are preaching? Peace is the only solution, but war is not bringing back 30000 thousands from dead. Again thank you and God bless you.

    • Guet Athina Guet says:

      Mr. Francis Mangok Angeir,

      Your point is well taken, however, I would appreciate it if you people show some respect to the president, he was elected by south Sudan people you know. You people need to address him as “President Kiir or Mr. President”
      I would like someone on this discussion board called out the butcher Machar for his bad deeds .. we can’t forget the history, because it can repeat it’s self .. oh it did in 2013 because many of you went to sleep. We must remind/educate the next generation of southern what this serial killer is !.

  13. Francis Mangok Angeir says:

    Dear South Sudanese,

    It is 1:45 am, but God of heaven told me to read (Romans 3:5-6) Paul Says, “if our unrighteousness demonstrates the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unjust who inflicts wrath? ( I speak as a man). Certainly not! For then how will God Judge the World?” After reading the passages, God told to me, we South Sudanese should have to repent to Him who gives us independence in 2011. Thank you and God bless you all.

  14. Rial Agok says:

    1- if 2 armies are allowed then war will restart and even worse.
    2- if we gave our country to b protected by foreigners then our struggle for Independence was in vain.
    3- if greater upper Nile is given to rebels they will commit genocide against the minorities.
    4- if Riek is allowed to power then we are telling people rebellion is a very nice game ends with positions.
    5- in 2 cases we will suffer so lets challenge Reik no matter what is the cost because if Riek DO NOT GIVE A DAMN WE DO NOT GIVE A ……

    • Eastern says:

      That’s up to you to decide. South Sudan has been supported by the international community long before you woke from your slumber; smell the coffee!!

  15. Rial Agok says:

    if America thinks that South Sudan government will pay high price for not signing their fake peace deal then they also will pay high cost for the war that was caused by their ally Riek Machar by providing more support for those in UN Camps because they encouraged Riek for rebelling so they loot our country if riek became the president.

  16. BILL KUCH says:

    Well,
    It does not matter what they will do for sanction, peace will not come even if Kiir leaves the power or not. Most of South Sudanese will be joining rebellion and sanction will not affect them. Civilians will fight on and that means it would be interesting war without fear of responsibilities whatsoever.

    • GatCharwearbol says:

      We are waiting for your rebellion. We have rebelled for good cause and it is time for you and Paul Malong to pick up the path of ISIL, Boko Haram, and the rest of terrors groups. Kiir has signed the peace. The ball is now in your court. We will be waiting for your guns… you have already heard the white army’s guns.

  17. Madhang says:

    U people u are encouraging our people to do the same conflict! if kiir accepts this peace then others will come up again and i believe u will see if u are in s.sudan and hear if u are out”thank to u!

  18. Cikirinyi Ndendidrigyiniro says:

    Salvation will only come if God intervenes and hardens Salva Kiir’s heart against any peace deal. This way the international community headed by the US and UK can then move in the usual direction of sanctions, arms embargo, target drone elimination …etc. An air and ground invasions will thus become justifiable leading to the permanent annihilation of the Dinka headache why would anyone want to get involved in a protracted war with the Dinka regime if there are ways to pit it against the international community and stand back and watch.it being crashed by the mighty US military?

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