New York/Juba, March 15, 2018 (SSNA) — The United Nations Security Council UNSC) has adopted a strongly-worded US-drafted resolution, extending its mission in South Sudan, demanding an end to the ongoing civil war, and threatening to impose an arms embargo on the young nation.
The 15-member council voted unanimously Thursday, a move which some human rights experts praised.
Human Rights Watch’s UN deputy director Akshaya Kumar calls the move, “missing pieces of the puzzle,” needed to bolster peace efforts in the world’s newest nation.
In the resolution, the Security Council said it will impose punitive measures “against those who take actions that undermine the peace, stability, and security of South Sudan.”
The UN calls on South Sudanese rival leaders to bring the war to an end or face an arms embargo and individual targeted sanctions.