U.S Condemns Recent Attacks by SPLA

"... These attacks followed a surge of SPLA troops and military equipment into the area. This action is in clear violation of the permanent ceasefire provisions that apply nationwide and were agreed to by all peace agreement signatories."

U.S Condemns Recent Attacks by SPLA
Mark C. Toner - Deputy Department Spokesperson issued the statement (YouTube Photo)

12 April 2016 [Gurtong] – The United States of America has condemned recent attacks by the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), which destroyed a declared Opposition's cantonment site at Numatina in Wau County, South Sudan.

In a press statement issued on Monday by, Mark C. Toner Deputy Department Spokesperson it reads;

"... These attacks followed a surge of SPLA troops and military equipment into the area. This action is in clear violation of the permanent ceasefire provisions that apply nationwide and were agreed to by all peace agreement signatories."

"We take note of credible reports that the opposition and associated armed actors have recently attacked government forces and civilians in the area."

"We condemn such actions, which also constitute a violation of the permanent ceasefire provisions. We call on the parties to provide access for the Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring Mechanism (CTSAMM) to investigate the circumstances surrounding these incidents," reads the statement in part.

The US Government has urged all parties to resolve disputes through dialogue.

"Disputes related to ceasefire implementation and cantonment should be referred to the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) and other relevant mechanisms outlined in the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan."

The government strongly rejects plans by the two parties to the South Sudan's conflict, that no military solution to the conflicts as it calls on all the parties to fulfil their commitments to implement the provisions of the peace agreement in full.

The statement further reads that there is no military solution to the conflicts in South Sudan and called on all parties to fulfil their commitments to implement the provisions of the peace agreement in full.


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