The United States government has expressed its willingness to consider lifting the arms embargo and sanctions against South Sudan when conditions such as “reducing the scale of violence and corruption” exist in the African country.
The United Nations Security Council renewed the arms embargo in May for a period of one year, while the United States has imposed various sanctions on senior officials for their role in conflict and corruption cases.
With this in mind, the US Ambassador to Juba, Thomas Hushek, emphasized that the Security Council resolution mentioned above contains “a new language” that is about “setting milestones and building peace that will eventually will lift the arms embargo “. .
“A plan is being developed to remove this particular sanction,” said Hushek, who will soon step down, in a statement to the BBC.