US has called on Uganda and Kenya to put more pressure on South Sudan’s President, Salva Kiir. US signaled a sharp shift in it South Sudan foreign policy when its United Nations envoy denounced Kiir as “an unfit partner”.
UN Ambassador Nikki Haley noted that South Sudan government led by Salva Kiir is not keen in facilitating an end of political and civil turmoil that has affected the country for years.
He called on leaders of Uganda and Kenya to get involved and step up the pressure on President Kiir saying they were the key players in the success of a true peace process of the world youngest country.
In a scathing statement Ms Haley noted of frequent violations of the peace process of December 21 (ceasefire agreement) saying it has lost momentum and currently things are going backwards in South Sudan.
Ms Haley noted in her speech that the US has “invested well over $11 billion in South Sudan and the government of President Kiir and treating his government as a partner.
Despite her explicit condemnation of the South Sudan government, Ms Haley vowed on Wednesday that “the United States will never give up on this effort” to make peace.