UN warns of cost if South Sudan stymies ‘last chance’ peace plan

New York– The UN Security Council warned Thursday of “cost and consequences” for any side in South Sudan that blocks a new regional peace initiative set to open next week in Ethiopia.

In a unanimous statement, the council said a high-level forum organized by the IGAD East African group “is a unique window of opportunity, but equally a last chance for the parties to achieve sustainable peace and stability in South Sudan.” The council “strongly urges all parties to engage constructively in the process” and underlines that “there must be cost and consequences for those who undermine” the forum, said the statement.

Source: Jordan News Agency