VT special – South Sudan accepts deployment of UN force

0
600

Dr

by Thomas Mattingly,  … with Press TV,  Tehran

Published on Sep 4, 2016

The South Sudanese government has agreed to the deployment of a 4,000-strong regional protection force. A joint statement from the UN and the South Sudanese government says President Salva Kiir accepted the peacekeeping mission in the country. The UN ambassadors of 15 nations arrived in South Sudan on Friday to convince the president to allow the deployment.

The UN had earlier told Juba to accept the peacekeeping mission or face sanctions. The deployment of the peacekeepers was first rejected by South Sudan, which said this would violate its sovereignty.



A civil war broke out in South Sudan in December 2013, after rebel leader Riek Machar allegedly plotted a coup against President Kiir. The country gained independence from Sudan in 2011.

Thomas J. Mattingly
Former Consultant to the U.S. Legal Representative for The Government of Sudan

ATTENTION READERS

We See The World From All Sides and Want YOU To Be Fully Informed
In fact, intentional disinformation is a disgraceful scourge in media today. So to assuage any possible errant incorrect information posted herein, we strongly encourage you to seek corroboration from other non-VT sources before forming an educated opinion.

About VT - Policies & Disclosures - Comment Policy
Due to the nature of uncensored content posted by VT's fully independent international writers, VT cannot guarantee absolute validity. All content is owned by the author exclusively. Expressed opinions are NOT necessarily the views of VT, other authors, affiliates, advertisers, sponsors, partners, or technicians. Some content may be satirical in nature. All images are the full responsibility of the article author and NOT VT.