US voices disappointment over South Sudan’s failure to form unity govt.

WASHINGTON, The US voiced, Wednesday, its grave disappointment with South Sudan’s failure to reach an agreement on the formation of a national unity government by the established deadline of November 12, adding it will “reevaluate” relationship with Juba.

State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus criticized in a statement that top South Sudanese politicians “inability to achieve this basic demonstration of political will for the people of South Sudan.” Ortagus indicated that the current predicament calls into question the suitability of President Salva Kiir and main opposition leader leader Riek Machar to continue to lead the nation’s peace process.

“We will work bilaterally and with the international community to take action against all those impeding South Sudan’s peace process,” the statement added.

It affirmed that the US, “looks to work in partnership with the region to establish a new paradigm to achieve peace and a successful political transition in South Sudan and will continue to stand with the people of South Sudan during this difficult period.”

Source: Kuwait News Agency