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U.S. Denies Intelligence Plot to Overthrow Salva Kiir

South Sudan President , Salva Kiir touring Juba recently

The United States has denied widely circulated reports that the western power’s intelligence bodies are undertaking covert operations to topple the government of President Salva Kiir.

A leaked letter purportedly sent from Washington to ‘Warriors Security Company’ dated June 13, viagra dosage http://cirnow.com.au/wp-admin/includes/translation-install.php 2016, indicated that U.S. government’s aim remain unchanged – to “totally work against government of South Sudan” and “undermine steps taken so that the peace Agreement collapses.”

However, in a statement issued late Sunday, Deputy U.S.  State Department Spokesperson, Mark C. Toner dismissed the alleged plot.

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He said government has “reassured to the people and the government of South Sudan that we are not planning, nor will plan, to target any government or military leaders; nor will we import special military equipment with the goal of destabilizing South Sudan.”

Mark said any suggestion that the United States has done so or will do so is “false, baseless, and not in the interest of peace in South Sudan. We want to make clear to the people and the government of South Sudan that the United States has no plan for offensive action in their country.”

The alleged letter from Delores Nelson, head of OSS Intelligence, noted that the U.S. operation in South Sudan “would be done in a manner that we have another conflict that will lead to a civil war.”

“This time around we will have a stronger force on ground that will not only repel government forces but will be capable to defeat and hold Juba at all cost,” Delores allegedly wrote.

The country slipped into another phase of disastrous fighting a week ago in which almost 300 people died.

The fighting compelled Vice President Riek Machar to abandon his base in Jebel to a diplomat’s residence in a Juba suburb.

His failure to meet and talk with Kiir has raises fears of a protracted conflict in the war-trn country.

Since President Barack Obama dispatched troops to secure the U.S. Embassy in Juba, there has been talk that the forces could play a role in toppling Kiir.

Deployment 

But the U.S. State Department’s publicist said the deployment is temporary.

“In order to keep the Embassy open, on July 12 a small contingent of U.S. military personnel deployed to Juba to assist the Embassy in temporarily bolstering its security and assisting with the departure of non-emergency personnel,” said Mark.

“The additional U.S. troops in Juba and those dispatched to neighboring countries are there only to protect the Embassy and American citizens who are leaving South Sudan because of the conflict,” he added.

Mark assured that citizens of Juba can expect to see a rotation in military personnel during the week of July 18.

“This rotation of troops is to replace not reinforce the number of military personnel. All of the additional troops will return home when the need for additional security no longer exists.”

The U.S. welcomed the July 11 ceasefire in Juba put in place by the SPLA/M-In Government and the SPLM-In Opposition and urged both sides to remain committed to the ceasefire and to protecting and ensuring the welfare of civilians in Juba and elsewhere throughout the country.

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