icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm
2 Feb, 2018 14:10

Washington imposes ‘arms embargo’ on S. Sudan, urges similar calls from UN

The Trump administration is imposing a US arms embargo on war-torn South Sudan, urging the UN and other countries to do the same, AP said. The US will restrict all sales of defense equipment and services to all parties to South Sudan’s conflict, the State Department announced Friday, saying it is “appalled” by the continuing violence. The move, however, is mostly symbolic since the US has almost no defense trade with the East African country. The US also called on South Sudan’s neighbors to implement similar arms restrictions and urged the UN Security Council to support a global embargo on the country.