South Sudan

Kiir: I Will not Accept Any Foreign Intervention Force in South Sudan

UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon meeting with President Salva Kiir at the presidential palace early this year

South Sudan will not allow any foreign intervention force amid renewed fighting in the war-torn country, what is ed President Salva Kiir revealed Thursday.

Kiir made the remarks after meeting Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission Chairman Festus Mogae in Juba.

Mogae flew into Juba to meet with President Salva Kiir Mayardit with whom he held discussions on the current political climate in the country.

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“The United Nations Mission in South has sufficient forces to guarantee peace in the country, information pills ” said Kiir whose forces recently fought with Dr Riek Machar’s soldiers – leaving at least 290 people dead in the last few days.

“I don’t see need for any intervention forces. I will not accept it, find ” assured Kiir.

President Kiir urged Machar to return to the Capital Juba to continue government business, an offer the suspicious First Vice President is yet to accept.

“I talked to Dr Riek in the morning today and I asked him to come but it was difficult for him to accept. I am ready to protect Dr Riek Machar,  when he comes to where I am and I am ready to protect any minister of the in opposition and any senior officers who may feel that they are vulnerable,” said Kiir.

He expressed shock that Machar’s loyalist Ministers are in hiding in hotels in JUBA, saying if he wanted to pick them up it would be very easy for him.


“I have been with them for a long time and I don’t want any more bloodshed in South Sudan,” said Kiir.

The JMEC is responsible for monitoring and overseeing the implementation of the Agreement and the mandate and tasks of the TGoNU, including the adherence of the Parties to the agreed timelines and implementation schedule

While Mogae was unable to see Machar, he spoke with several of his ministers.

In his discussions, Mogae urged all parties to observe the ceasefire and work towards restoring peace and stability.


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