August 27, 2015 (Nyamilepedia) – The US administration has welcomed the signing of the IGAD peace agreement by President Salva Kiir and called for swift and full implementation of the agreement without any conditions or reservations from Kiir’s government.
Speaking to media the White House spokesperson said the United States does not recognise any reservations or additions to the peace agreement and warned for President Kiir to implement the agreement fully.
“President Kiir made the right decision to sign the peace agreement,” said White House spokesman Josh Earnest.
“The US does not recognize any reservations or addendums to that document.” the spokesperson added.
Salva Kiir has been under massive international pressure to sign peace agreement to end the 20 month of violence and war which has ravaged the worlds youngest nation.
In presences of regional leaders and international mediators, Kiir signed the peace agreement in Juba, however while giving a speech Kiir said he had some reservations in the peace agreement but he would still sign the document.
“The current peace we are signing today has so many things we have to reject,” President Kiir said while addressing the peace signing event.
However the rebel leader of the SPLM-IO released a statement through his spokesperson this morning welcoming the signing of the peace agreement by president Kiir and called on the President to work for it’s full implementation.
“Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon, has welcomed the signature of the IGAD Plus Compromise Peace Agreement by President Salva Kiir on 26 August, and calls on him to honour the Agreement and work towards its full implementation” said the statement posted on Riek Machar’s spokespersons social media page.