South Sudan’s leader Salva Kiir and his repelled agent Riek Machar requested a truce, arousing trust that three days of furious battling between the armed force and previous revolutionaries would end.
“Outfitted pioneers, their leaders and powers must center their assets on achieving an quick end to the viciousness,” Rice said. “We approach those battling to come back to their military quarters.”
“The United States condemns in the strongest terms the return to violence in South Sudan. It must stop,” National Security Adviser Susan Rice said in a statement.
“This senseless and inexcusable violence — undertaken by those who yet again are putting self-interest above the well-being of their country and people — puts at risk everything the South Sudanese people have aspired to over the past five years.”