UN / SOUTH SUDAN

15-Mar-2018 00:01:19
The UN Security Council today unanimously adopted a resolution to renew the mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) for another year. UNIFEED
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TRT: 01:19
SOURCE: UNIFEED
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 15 MARCH 2018, NEW YORK CITY
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RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1. Exterior, United Nations Headquarters

15 MARCH 2018, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, delegates voting
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Joseph Moum Majak Ngor Malok, Deputy Permanent Representative of South Sudan to the United Nations:
“My Country's position is that punitive actions and punishment are counterproductive. The only solution to the conflict in South Sudan is through a political process of which President Salva Kiir Mayardit has continuously played an active role and made numerous compromises.”
4. Med shot, delegates
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Joseph Moum Majak Ngor Malok, Deputy Permanent Representative of South Sudan to the United Nations:
“The situation calls for cooperation as opposed to confrontation and threats of punitive actions, including the imposition of an arms embargo and sanctions.”
6. Med shot, delegates
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Joseph Moum Majak Ngor Malok, Deputy Permanent Representative of South Sudan to the United Nations:
“It is one thing to condemn the leadership of the country and another to threaten the imposition of an arms embargo and sanctions, which as I have repeatedly mentioned to the Council, would only generate adversarial relationship and aggravate the situation.”
8. Wide shot, Security Council
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The UN Security Council today (15 Mar) unanimously adopted a resolution to renew the mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) for another year.

The South Sudan Ambassador Joseph Moum Majak Ngor Malok told the Council that his country welcomes the renewal of the mandate, but their position is that “punitive actions and punishment are counterproductive.”

Malok reiterated that “the only solution to the conflict in South Sudan is through a political process of which President Salva Kiir Mayardit has continuously played an active role and made numerous compromises.”

He added “the situation calls for cooperation as opposed to confrontation and threats of punitive actions, including the imposition of an arms embargo and sanctions.”

On the role of UNMISS in his country, the South Sudan Ambassador said that the UN should work in collaboration with the current Government to address the practical problems facing the country.

He said “it is one thing to condemn the leadership of the country and another to threaten the imposition of an arms embargo and sanctions, which as I have repeatedly mentioned to the Council, would only generate adversarial relationship and aggravate the situation.”
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