Salva Kiir Government Accepts Regional Force Intervention
August 5, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —— South Sudan’s Salva Kiir government has accepted the highly recommended foreign military intervention in the country to save the Compromised Peace Agreement that was signed in August 2015.
According to IGAD’s executive secretary, Mahboub Maalim, the government has accepted the deployment of troops with no preconditions.
“The government of South Sudan has accepted (the deployment of troops) with no condition,” Mahboub Maalim, IGAD’s executive secretary, told reporters after the meeting.
Following a submit that disapproves the view of South Sudan government, IGAD-plus leaders agreed that a third party force must be deployed in Juba to provide security and protection of national installations.
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The submit also agreed that the Chief of Staff of SPLA in Government, Gen. Paul Malong Awan, SPLA-IO Chief of General Staff, Gen. Simon Gatwech Dual, and the Chief of regional forces will work out the details.
According to our correspondents from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Taban Deng Gai, who represented Salva Kiir’s side, has agreed to step down for Machar to allow implementation of the peace agreement.
Both Taban’s breakaway faction of SPLM/SPLA-IO and Salva Kiir government have bitterly campaigned, locally and internationally, against regional force intervention and rejected it in the strongest terms, however, the region and her allies are backed by the African union and the international community, leaving Kiir’s government with very little hope to sustain its position.
As a matter of regional security and for safety of South Sudanese people in their country, IGAD could have imposed its decisions despite resistance from Kiir’s regime.
Gen. Taban, who was appointed by President Salva Kiir to replace Dr. Machar, has been at the center of heated debate for the last three weeks but Salva Kiir government continues to put him at the forefront to market his opposition as a new First Vice President.
While Taban pledged his loyal to president Salva Kiir, after the July 8th incident that has claimed over 300 lives, he believes that he still represents SPLM/SPLA in Opposition.
Taban has been removed by Dr. Machar from the SPLM/SPLA-IO party and also from his ministry of mining. However, he went ahead to form a government with Salva Kiir, appointing his officials from a handful loyalists and also from other groups that broke away from SPLM/SPLA in the last two years.
President Salva Kiir has appointed new ministers and presidential advisors loyal to Taban Deng Gai.
Although Gai has no sufficient military support, he plans to establish a military command for his breakaway party.
Unless a regional force is deployed in the capital, Machar has warned he will not return to Juba. He said he pulled out his troops to avoid escalation and further confrontation and therefore a third party force must be deployed to separate the two warring forces.
Fighting has continued for the last three weeks around the capital, however, the opposition warns that they will be forced to take further actions if the region does not intervene.