U.S. has warned South Sudan leaders of dire consequences if they fail to cooperate and bring peace to the world’s youngest nation.
U.S. would consider imposing sanctions or arms embargo on South Sudan’s leaders if they fail to cooperate on the basis of the signed peace deal citing the newly formed unity government aimed at ending a bloody conflict.
South Sudan has been faced by civil war for years. In 2013 the war erupted again when President Salva Kiir sacked his deputy Riek Machar barely two years after it seceded from Sudan.
Kiir accused Machar of plotting a coup against his government.
"We have everything at the table: we are prepared to look at sanctions, we are prepared to look at an arms embargo," Donald Booth, the US special envoy to Sudan and South Sudan said on Wednesday.
Machar return to Juba came with renewed hope for ending the political turmoil and bringing peace. Machar was sworn as Vice President of South Sudan after a week delay to return to Juba.
Civil war in South Sudan has left thousands dead and millions displaced.
UN agencies warn of mass hunger in the country calling for humanitarian intervention.