US Urges UN To Back African Force For South Sudan


US urges UN to back African force for South Sudan

UNITED NATIONS, United States, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 30th july,2016) - The United States urged the UN Security Council on Friday to back a regional force for South Sudan to shore up UN peacekeepers unable to cope with the violence.

The council adopted a resolution extending the mandate of the UN mission in South Sudan, known as UNMISS, until August 12 to allow time to negotiate another measure authorizing the new force. The proposed resolution is also expected to slap an arms embargo on South Sudan and targeted sanctions on those seen as responsible for the violence.