Join Troika Statement On South Sudan’s Leaders Failure To Achieve Peace Agreement

USdepStateindexFeb 8, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Norway.

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The members of the Troika are profoundly disappointed by South Sudan’s leaders’ failure to reach a comprehensive peace deal at recent talks.

After the last round of Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)-led peace talks ended in only a partial agreement, the Troika expresses its disappointment that South Sudan’s leaders failed to achieve significant progress toward a peace agreement.

Over a year since the conflict began millions remain displaced, thousands are dead and the country is in ruins despite the commendable efforts of IGAD and its mediation team to achieve a peace agreement. Ignoring the untold suffering of their people, South Sudan’s leaders have refused to make the necessary compromises to reach a peace agreement for the people of South Sudan who deserve and expect nothing less. We call on the parties to fully respect the Cessation of Hostilities agreement of January 23, 2014, and avoid all further violence. We urge the parties return to negotiations on February 19, 2015 prepared to compromise to achieve a peace agreement by March 5, 2015 and form a transitional government by July 1, 2015.

The Troika believes that the publication of the Commission of Inquiry’s findings and its recommendations on accountability are necessary to ensure that such violence against civilians cannot be undertaken with impunity. The people of South Sudan and in particular the victims deserve no less and it will in the long run enable greater accountability and give rise to more robust political stability.

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  • warfive

    u like it or not Stupid Museveni adds additional 20,000 troops with thousands troops already been deployed in various parts of South Sudan so dumb ass Kirr must stay in power for next several years and that’s what has done to Rwanda but was failed.

  • Two obstacles; 1-An interim government should be lead by a neutral leadership, neither from the SPLM – GOVERNMENT nor from SPLM-IO. 2- Commission of inquiry reports should be released, to enable ICC follow-up investigation of the culprits who massacred innocent civilians.3- Investigate coup theory,to establish the reason behind the concept.

  • Don’t confuse people, how come you urge two leaders to endorse power sharing and the same time urging result of war crime to be released, how can you expect both of them to happen? release the result first and remove any one found guilty from transitional period.

  • do you really value the life of your citizens and your seat as a president? which one is better? deploying foreigners troop will not make the country to be stable .think again