On 2nd February the US State Department issued a news release that announces that it is implementing restrictions on the export of defence articles and defence services into South Sudan due to the continuing violence. The Department also encourage IGAD and the African Union to consider sanctions measures against those who undermine the peace process. The US is seeking support for a UN Security Council embargo on all arms flows into South Sudan and we urge all Security Council members to join the US in supporting this action. The message must be clear, it says – the US, the region, and the international community will not stand idly by as innocent South Sudanese civilians are murdered.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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