- A draft UN Security Council resolution threatens to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan and to take "all appropriate measures" against those blocking peace efforts.
- Diplomats say Russia and China are likely to raise objections to the draft, which takes a tough line on punishing those who refuse to end the war.
- The African Union has backed sanctions as a way to pressure the sides to end the war in South Sudan.
- The United States failed in late 2016 to garner enough support for a ban on weapons sales to South Sudan.
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