US extends National Emergency Plan in South Sudan
U.S. President Joe Biden has extended the national emergency plan for South Sudan for one more year.
The National Emergency Plan is an act usually declared by the President of the United States of America whenever he or she feels there is a threat to the US foreign policy.
On April 3, 2014, by Executive Order 13664, the U. S. President declared a national emergency pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States.
The order is constituted by the situation in and in relation to South Sudan. Such situations encompass activities that threaten the peace, security, or stability of South Sudan and the surrounding region, including widespread violence and atrocities, human rights abuses, recruitment and use of child soldiers, attacks on peacekeepers, and obstruction of humanitarian operations.
“The situation in and in relation to South Sudan continues to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States,” the order stated.
“For this reason, the national emergency declared on April 3, 2014, must continue in effect beyond April 3, 2022. Therefore, in accordance with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13664,” it read.
The Order is set to be published in the Federal Register and transmitted to Congress.