April 1, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — The President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, has determined that the Republic of South Sudan, under the leadership of President Salva Kiir Mayardit, “poses an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States.”
President Obama publishes in Federal Register and transmits to the Congress a letter that extends South Sudan’s current status as a “national emergency” as declared in April 2014 under the Executive Order 13664.
This extension of declaration entails that South Sudan continues, one year later, as volatile state for the Americans citizens and foreign policy of the United States.
Obama explains, “the situation in and in relation to South Sudan, which has been marked by activities that threaten the peace, security, or stability of South Sudan and the surrounding region, including widespread violence and atrocities, human rights abuses, recruitment and use of child soldiers, attacks on peacekeepers, and obstruction of humanitarian operations, continues to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States.”
As Obama determines, South Sudan must remain under the National Emergency for another one year until 2016.
“In accordance with this provision, I have sent to the Federal Register for publication the enclosed notice stating that the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13664 of April 3, 2014, with respect to South Sudan is to continue in effect beyond April 3, 2015.” Obama said
“For this reason, I have determined that it is necessary to continue the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13664 with respect to South Sudan.” President Obama continued.
After declaring South Sudan as a national emergency in 2014, the Obama Administration sent signal to all American citizens, who intend to visit the country to do so at their own risk, warning that any American citizen in the country must travel in custody of the U.S embassy for their protection and safety, unless otherwise.
Two days earlier, senior military leaders and over 60, 000 Christians in the United States wrote a letter to Obama administration to expedite the implementation of the UNSC proposed sanctions and arms embargo on South Sudan to restore the conflict in the country and the region.