US Government Declares National Emergency On South Sudan’s Extraordinary Threat

Efforts sought to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States (US) constituted by the situation in relation to South Sudan, the US Government has issued a continuation notice declaring a national emergency in respect to South Sudan.

By  Lokale Nakimangole

JUBA, 02 April 2015 [Gurtong] – In a press release dated March 31, 2015 from the office of the US Embassy in South Sudan Juba, reads "On April 3, 2014, by Executive Order 13664, I declared a national emergency to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States constituted by the situation in and in relation to South Sudan, which has been marked by activities that threaten the peace, security, or stability of South Sudan and the surrounding region, including widespread violence and atrocities, human rights abuses, recruitment and use of child soldiers, attacks on peacekeepers, and obstruction of humanitarian operations."

The US President Barack Obama said in the statement that the situation continues to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States.

"For this reason, the national emergency declared on April 3, 2014, to deal with that threat must continue in effect beyond April 3, 2015."

"Therefore, in accordance with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13664."

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*


Confirm you are not a spammer! *