UN to decide whether to impose sanctions on South Sudan’s rival generals

New York, September 14, 2015 (SSNA) — The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) will on Tuesday decide whether to impose new sanctions on two South Sudanese military Generals who the UNSC believes fuel the war.

Diplomats at the UN revealed that Generals Malong Awan and Johnson Olony are the targets of the looming sanctions, adding that the names of the two Generals may not be added to the sanctions list tomorrow if an objection is raised against the proposal.

However, if an objection is not raised then the UN committee managing South Sudan sanctions will enter the names of Malong and Olony into the sanctions list.

Paul Malong is the SPLA Chief of General Staff; and Olony is the commanding General of the SPLA-IO’s Special Division one.

It is not clear which countries among the 15-member council will object to the US-backed draft.

The UNSC, which has already sanctioned six senior Generals, three from each side threatens to impose punitive measures against South Sudan if the peace deal is not implemented.

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