April 2, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — As the bilateral relations between the government of Salva Kiir and the Western countries continue to crumble, the government of South Sudan has passed a circulation to restrict visa entry for all diplomats from TROIKA nations.
A “strictly confidential” email circulation to all South Sudan embassies, intercepted by our editorial team, orders the government employees overseas to stop issuing visas to TROIKA diplomats.
“All RSS embassies personnel are not to issue them [TROIKA] with visas without the approval of the Ministry of Interior.” The confidential report reads.
The confidential letter warns that any diplomat from the affected nations, who enters South Sudan with a visa that was not pre-approved by the Minister of Interior in Juba shall be promptly deported.
“Any TROIKA diplomat coming into South Sudan with a visa that was not pre-approved by the Minister of Interior shall be denied entry at the port of entry” Juba orders.
According to this arrangement, all the diplomats from TROIKA nations, wishing to visit the war-torn country, must have their visas approved by the Ministry in Juba, South Sudan.
The new restrictions on visa application is believed to be a reaction to U.S, U.K, Norway and the United Nations for supporting punitive measures, sanctions and possible arms embargo against individuals who impede IGAD-led peace talks and violate international humanitarian law in South Sudan.
In addition, the government of Salva Kiir calls on IGAD to exclude TROIKA and the United Nations from the proposed IGAD-plus peace mediation of South Sudan conflict.
“We don’t need the Troika countries and the participation of the United Nations in the next IGAD-plus peace mediation because they are the very people and countries demanding sanctions against the people and the government of South Sudan and for that reason the UN Security Council passed the framework and resolution on sanctions based on the Troika recommendation,” government spokesperson Michael Makuei said on Tuesday.