U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Retired Israeli General Over Role in South Sudan’s Civil War

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Source: Haaretz

The United States says it has sanctioned three people over their roles in South Sudan’s civil war, including a retired Israeli major general, Israel Ziv.

In a statement Friday, the U.S. Treasury said Ziv and South Sudanese businessman Obac William Olawo led entities whose efforts extended the conflict, while South Sudanese official Gregory Vasili took part in “actions that have undermined peace, stability and security.”

“Ziv used an agricultural company that was nominally present in South Sudan to carry out agricultural and housing projects for the government of South Sudan as a cover for the sale of approximately $150 million worth of weapons to the government, including rifles, grenade launchers and shoulder-fired rockets,” the Treasury said.

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