Trump administration sanctions three officials for South Sudan conflict

WASHINGTON (warsoor) – The Trump administration on Wednesday imposed sanctions against two senior South Sudanese officials and the countryโ€™s former army chief in a warning to the government of President Salva Kiir over increasing attacks on civilians in the countryโ€™s four-year civil war.

The U.S. Treasury Department, in a statement on its website, said it had blacklisted Malek Reuben Riak Rengu, deputy chief of defense for logistics in South Sudanโ€™s army; Paul Malong, former army chief sacked by Kiir in May and put under house arrest; and Minister of Information Michael Makuei Lueth for their roles in destabilizing South Sudan.

The measures freeze any assets in the United States belonging to the three men.

Source: Reuters

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