European Union Issues Declaration on South Sudan Sanctions
Following the extreme violence and fighting in July 2016, the EU’s High Representative, Federica Mogherini, issued a declaration on South Sudan. The EU reiterates its call on all South Sudanese parties to implement the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in good faith.
The declaration is clear that the EU remains ready to impose sanctions against any individual responsible for undermining the peace process in South Sudan. The EU declaration further notes that the EU has long maintained an arms embargo on South Sudan, and supports the UN Security Council’s willingness to consider additional measures, including an arms embargo, should obstruction of the UN’s mission in South Sudan continue.