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The United Nations headquarters has denied planning to make South Sudan into a trusteeship or protectorate owing to faltering peace talks.
UN Spokesman Stephane Dujarric, speaking to press in New York yesterday referred to “rumors as reported in South Sudanese and other regional media alleging that the UN has a plan to place the Republic of South Sudan under a ‘protectorate’.
“I can tell you that these reports are completely false nor true.
The Secretary-General wishes to make it categorically clear that neither he nor the UN Mission in South Sudan, UNMISS, is aware of any plans or discussions within the United Nations to take such course of action.
”He pointed out that the UN has supported “the cause of self-determination” for South Sudan from the time of the 2005 through to the 2011 referendum and independence.