UN Security Council to vote on proposed South Sudan arms embargo - 7 months ago, 13 July 07:06
The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Friday on a US-drafted resolution that would impose an arms embargo on South Sudan, five years after civil war broke out in the country.
Diplomats made this announcement on Thursday.
A resolution needs nine votes in favor and no vetoes by Russia, China, Britain, France or the United States. Diplomats said they believed the United States had enough votes for the measure to pass and that it was unlikely to be vetoed.
Some council members say the timing is not right given attempts to revitalize the peace process and are likely to abstain, diplomats said.
A US bid to impose an arms embargo in December 2016 failed to get enough votes.
The US mission to the United Nations was not immediately available to comment.
South Sudan, which split off from its northern neighbor Sudan in 2011, has been gripped by a civil war since 2013 caused by political rivalry ...
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