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South Sudan has refuted a report by UN Security Council whereby it claimed that it had found violations of the arms embargo imposed on the country.
The 29-page UN report indicated that there are disturbing levels of sexual violence, hunger and human right abuses in the war-torn country.
The report was conducted by a panel that was tasked to monitor sanctions for a period of two-month period; September and October. The panel said it was too early to assess the full impact of the embargo that is aimed at stemming down the flow of weapon and munitions in South Sudan.
South Sudan’s military has termed the panel’s report as “fake” and a “wild rumor.”
South Sudan People’s Defense Force Spokesperson Major General Lul Ruai Koang denied the allegations.
The arms embargo bans military assistance as well as training.
The panel report said it was investigating “other allegations of transport of weapons into South Sudan, in violation of the arms embargo,” without giving further details.