Breaking: US extends National Emergency for South Sudan for one year

US President Donald J. Trump /Photo: File

April 1, 2020 (Thessherald)–The White House has issued Text of a Notice on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to South Sudan, according to a statement issued by US President Donald J. Trump today .

“On April 3, 2014, by Executive Order 13664, the President declared a national emergency pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) 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 statement said.

The White House stated that the ongoing situation in South Sudan remains worrying and poses significant threats to the United States 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, to deal with that threat must continue in effect beyond April 3, 2020.”

President Trump declared that the extension of the National Emergency for South Sudan will continue for one more year, as the situation remains unpredictable.

“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.”

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