US warns South Sudan's foreign minister about possible sanctions if no peace deal reached

December 3, 2014 11:45 PM

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UNITED NATIONS – The U.S. has warned South Sudan's foreign minister that United Nations sanctions could be the punishment for people who stand in the way of that country achieving peace after a year of conflict.

A U.S. official says U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power met Wednesday with Barnaba Benjamin. The official says a deputy ambassador, David Pressman, told Benjamin that the U.S. is working on a Security Council draft resolution that would authorize sanctions against individuals who threaten South Sudan's ...

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