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UN votes narrowly to extend arms embargo on South Sudan

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By EDITH M. LEDERER
Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has voted by a narrow margin to extend an arms embargo on South Sudan and a travel ban and financial sanctions for targeted individuals for a year. For a resolution to be approved by the 15-member council, it needs at least nine “yes” votes and no veto by a permanent member. The vote on the U.S.-drafted resolution was 10-0 with five abstentions. The five countries supported South Sudan’s call for the arms embargo to be lifted. But earlier this month,  U.N. experts monitoring sanctions against South Sudan recommended that the Security Council extend the arms embargo.

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