US circulates UNSC draft resolution against South Sudan

New York/Washington, DC, August 20, 2015 (SSNA) — The United States on Wednesday circulated a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) draft resolution against South Sudan, saying the resolution will impose targeted sanctions including arms embargo on the violence-wracked nation if Salva Kiir refuses to sign the IGAD-Plus’s compromise peace agreement by September 1.

The move comes a day after US threatened to pursue UN-backed punitive measures against the young nation.

The resolution will slap travel bans on people who stand in the way of the peace. The proposal also requires member states of the international community to freeze assets and funds of individuals who are also believe to be hurdle to peace.

South Sudanese rebel leader Dr. Riek Machar and Former political detainee Pagan Amum have signed the internationally-backed pact on the 17th of August dateline proposed by the IGAD-Plus.

Kiir refused to sign the agreement minutes after Machar signed the deal, drawing intense criticisms from world leaders.

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