US to Re-evaluate’ Relationship With South Sudan

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Leader of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement In Opposition (SPLM-IO) Riek Machar shakes hands with South Sudan's President Salva Kiir after a tripartite summit on the revitalised agreement on resolutions of the conflict in South Sudan, at the State House in Entebbe, Uganda, November 7, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES - RC2K6D9WUO44

The United States says it will “re-evaluate” its relationship with South Sudan after the country’s leaders failed to form a transitional unity government by Tuesday’s deadline.

The U.S. State Department said Wednesday it is “gravely disappointed” by the failure of South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar to meet the November 12 deadline, which the sides agreed to earlier this year.

“Their inability to achieve this basic demonstration of political will for the people of South Sudan calls into question their suitability to continue to lead the nation’s peace process,” said the statement from spokesperson Morgan Ortagus…readmore

Source: VOA

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