South Sudan Undermines Deal to Send More Peacekeepers: UN

October 11, 2016 10:01 PM

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A confidential letter from U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says South Sudan's government is undermining a U.N. Security Council decision to send an additional 4,000 peacekeepers into this troubled nation, risking an arms embargo as fighting continues.

The letter dated Monday also lists a number of government obstructions to the U.N. peacekeeping mission in this East African country where civil war erupted in late 2013, including the demand that some U.N. aid convoys include South Sudanese soldiers.

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