Members of the UN Security Council who met yesterday in New York to discuss the situation in Somalia are considering imposing sanctions on individuals of President Farmajo’s administration who involved human rights violations and obstruction of United Nation peacebuilding effort in Somalia. Minister of National Security, deputy director of National Intelligence & Security Agency, the National Security Advisor, the Police Commissioner of Benadir Region, and the Police Commissioner of South West were among discussed individuals. UK, Germany, France and South Africa are appearing as the most vocal backers these proposed measures. The Council has the power to impose sanctions such as arms embargo, travel bans or economic sanction against states or individuals that it sees as threats to international peace and security. Source: Senior UN Diplomat, NYC

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