South Sudan says president not connected to sanctioned businessman
Friday December 22 2017
South Sudan President Salva Kiir. His spokesman Ateny Wek Ateny says most of the information the United States used to blacklist South Sudan officials was “misleading”. PHOTO | ALBERT GONZALEZ FARRAN | AFP
Ateny Wek Ateny, Kiir’s spokesman, said most of the information the United States used to blacklist South Sudan officials was “misleading”.
Benjamin Bol Mel was among several individuals from different countries whom the United States placed under sanctions on Thursday.
Several serving or former South Sudanese officials are already under US sanctions for alleged roles in the conflict, including Malek Reuben Riak Rengu, the army’s deputy chief of the defence staff for logistics; former army chief Paul Malong; and Information Minister Michael Makuei Lueth.