China questions U.S. threat of U.N. sanctions on South Sudan

February 27, 2015 8:16 PM

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China questions U.S. threat of U.N. sanctions on South Sudan

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - China on Friday questioned the logic behind a U.S. push to create a United Nations sanctions regime for South Sudan while warring parties there negotiate a power-sharing deal to end the conflict in the country, the world's newest state.

The United States circulated a draft U.N. Security Council resolution on the measure to the 15-member body on Tuesday but stopped short of proposing an arms embargo or placing specific individuals on a blacklist.

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