The government of the United States of America has extended a national emergency on South Sudan for another year.
The renewed emergency allows the president to deal with situation considered a threat to national security and foreign policy of USA.
According to a statement seen by Abyei FM on Wednesday, the White House says the current situation in the country poses a threat to US national security.
“The situation in and in relation to South Sudan 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, must continue in effect beyond April 3, 2021. 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,” the state reads partially.”
National Emergency on South Sudan was first declared by Obama administration in 2014 following the outbreak of war in Juba in December 2013. It was issued to block business with individuals considered a threat to peace in South Sudan. South Sudan government is yet to respond to the extension.