U.S. prepares draft threatening U.N. sanctions on South Sudan

February 24, 2015 9:04 PM

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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday distributed a draft U.N. Security Council resolution that would establish a sanctions regime for war-torn South Sudan, but stopped short of proposing specific individuals to be blacklisted or an arms embargo.

The core of the draft proposal, obtained by Reuters, is a threat to impose a worldwide asset freeze and travel ban for anyone undermining security or interfering with the peace process after March 5 and April 1 deadlines set by the East African IGAD bloc.

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