US imposes sanctions on South Sudan’s oil entities

US President Donald J. Trump. Photo: The Independent (UK)/Getty Images/File

Washington, DC/Juba, March 21, 2018 (SSNA) — The government of the United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on South Sudan’s entities it says use state resources to fuel the ongoing civil war.

The move comes as South Sudanese warring factions prepare for peace revitalization talks planned to resume in Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa next week.

“By placing these entities on the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Entity List, the United States will impose a license requirement on all exports, re-exports, and transfers of any U.S.-origin items to those entities,” US State Department said in a statement.

US State Department said it will publish the name tomorrow (Thursday).

However, in a document scheduled to be published tomorrow, the US Bureau of Industry and Security revealed that Ascom Sudd Operating Company, Dar Petroleum Operating company, DietsmannNile, Greater Pioneer Operating Co. Ltd, Juba Petrotech Technical Services Ltd, Nile Delta Petroleum Company, Nile Drilling and Services Company; Nile Petroleum Corporation, Nyakek and Sons, Oranto Petroleum, Safinat Group, SIPET Engineering and Consultancy Services, South Sudan Ministry of Mining, South Sudan Ministry of Petroleum, and Sudd Petroleum Operating Co are the firms  on the sanction list. The US described these companies as “government, parastatal and private entities” that involved in activities that are contrary to the United States foreign policy interests.

Early last month, the United States imposed an arms embargo on South Sudan, placing restrictions on the export of defense articles and defense services into the young nation.

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4 Comments. Leave new

  • Lima Phar Romio
    March 21, 2018 3:52 pm

    thank you Father of nation is excellence president Donald Trump for the statement decree, we the South Sudan civilians we tried indeed but we know our selves there will be change because the last regime in United States of America he tried to cook us in South Sudan because there is interested in our country. But President Obama and his secretary John Kerry in white house in Washington, they’re gone now the time is coming Jesus said all over the world the lives is same if you bigger or smaller.

  • deng de miyom nyok
    March 21, 2018 11:34 pm

    Thanks to the president of USA for the wise decision
    and I think the war is end it’s time for peace and opportunities for you to do something for your country. This message to entire south Sudan
    God bless south Sudan and peace will bless us once more

  • Our prays is answered.please may you effect it now not tomorrow.Obama our African child a betrayed us,go Trump,Go.

  • Gatkuoth koryom
    March 22, 2018 5:41 am

    One hundred thousands congrats for US President.


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