US to re-evaluate South Sudan ties after unity gov't deadline passes

Thursday November 14 2019

Riek machar, salav kiir

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir (2nd R) and opposition leader Riek Machar (2nd L) shake hands after talks on proposed unity government with Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni (R) and President of Sudan's Transitional Council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan (not in picture) at State House in Entebbe, on November 7, 2019. PHOTO | MICHAEL O'HAGAN | AFP 

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The United States on Wednesday said it was “gravely disappointed” with South Sudan’s failure to form a unity government by a November 12 deadline and would “reevaluate” its relationship with the nation’s government.

“We will work bilaterally and with the international community to take action against all those impeding South Sudan’s peace process,” US State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said in a statement, adding that the United States would also seek “to establish a new paradigm to achieve peace and a successful political transition in South Sudan” with others in the region.

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