Juba, April 2, 2019 (SSNA) — The United States has again declared South Sudan as a threat to its national and foreign policies, an updated version of the Executive Order 13664 seen by the South Sudan News Agency (SSNA) shows.
In the new order, the US President Donald J. Trump, says the national emergency declared in 2014 must continue, saying the war-wracked young nation still poses a threat to the United States.
“The situation in and in relation to South Sudan continues to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States. For this reason, the national emergency declared on April 3, 2014, to deal with that threat must continue in effect beyond April 3, 2019. Therefore, in accordance with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13664,” President trump wrote.
“This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted to the Congress,” he added.
The United States has consistently labeled South Sudan a threat since April 2014.
South Sudan’s government lashed out at the US on Tuesday, claiming the new move by the United States threatening the ongoing peace efforts.