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U.S. rejects reported support for South Sudanese rebels


March 15, 2016 (JUBA) – The U.S. embassy in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, rejected the local medias’ reports that Washington is in support of the armed opposition groups.

Lt. Gen. Thomas Cirillo (R) with commander of presidential guards Maj. Gen. Marial Chanuong at Juba airport on November 5, 2014 (ST).

The Dawn, an English language newspaper on Monday published a story claiming the U.S is supporting the newly formed rebel National Salvation Front of General Thomas Cirillo.

The newspaper quoted an anonymous source on its front page article accusing the U.S Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of hatching a plot to overthrow the government of President Salva Kiir.

“This is not out of blue. There are reports that the CIA is intensifying their regime change agenda,” The Dawn anonymous source said.

“The United States does not provide training, equipment, or any other type of support to opposition forces seeking to overthrow the government of South Sudan,” said a statement released by the Embassy on Tuesday stated.

The statement did not mention the pro-government newspaper, The Dawn, by name but categorically denied the report as “false and baseless”.

“Recent assertions in local media that the United States is providing such support are false, baseless and not in the interest of peace in South Sudan," said the embassy.

"The United States reiterates its long-held view that there is no military solution to the political crisis in South Sudan and renews its call upon all parties to the conflict to end military operations immediately and comply with the permanent ceasefire in the peace agreement,” the statement further said.

Last July, the same newspaper published what it said were secret documents indicating that the CIA attempted to assassinate senior government officials.

However, this report was strongly denied by the U.S. authorities.


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  • 16 March 2017 04:14, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    The pseudo government of South Sudan is in total mess. It is trying to get itself out of this but in vain. USA should not be dragged to their mud. USA played a noble role in unlocking the Arab shackles of slavery from our ankles and yet J1 does not appreciating it. The day United States will fan the winds of change that will be the day of the birth of justice, freedom and independence in S Sudan.

  • 16 March 2017 05:39, by Gatluak jal

    Hey "The SPLM-IO faction allied to former first vice president Riek Machar has downplayed recent defections by some of its members in Fashoda State.Speaking to Radio Tamazuj on Tuesday, Morris Orach, the Information Minister in the rebel-controlled area in Fashoda, said a group of eight members led by Abdullah Kur and Gen. Morris decided to defect to the incumbent First Vice President Taban Deng"

    • 16 March 2017 05:42, by Gatluak jal

      continuation first one "He pointed out that the group wanted its own personal interest. The rebel official claimed that the defectors do not have any influence in Fashoda.

      Photo: SPLA soldiers in Upper Nile/Radio Tamazuj

      • 16 March 2017 05:51, by Gatluak jal

        check radio Tamazuj, there are so many news you need to know before you trying to drag US into SS case. Trump does not like to meldling into other countries affairs. below
        SPLA-IO denies government killed General Martin Kenyi
        PAGAK (15 Mar.)William Gatjiath Deng, the SPLA-IO Military Spokesman has denied claims that General Martin Kenyi had been killed by government troops in the Equatoria region.

        • 16 March 2017 06:57, by koang mi kei

          Hahahaha South Sudan trick they always play accusing country to know whether they are interested in their game of killing soon and sooner they will regeret our mother land has been infested by greedy Dinka who has no democracy background shame on you stupid tribe who are just recently loot the country resources

        • 16 March 2017 12:03, by Resolution

          Mr Gatluak Jal is a Nuer of course but speaking in hiding places in Juba because he has his own threat as a Nuer one day one you will escape the knife narrowly in the hands of chiengnyeruopdeng

  • 16 March 2017 09:03, by Dengda

    accusing US, UN, won’t help, if the really support regime change nothing would stop them and can do it broad day light without any fear. Regime change-phobia in juba shouldn’t be use carelessness to smear diplomats. Continues doing so would backfire later.

  • 16 March 2017 18:47, by garrak1520

    CIA has no interest in a country where habitants can’t see eye to eye. Unfortunately this lack of trust happened starting in 2013, and the man behind it is Salva Kiir Mayardit. He hates to see South Sudan peaceful and prosperous, furthermore he cares less about the dinka. How many dinka counties are seeking food. Time to get rid of this cancer.

  • 16 March 2017 22:24, by Yes for Nuer futuer-no for Reik futuer

    What is General Thomas Cirillo think his doing. we spla io we are rejecting any other movement coming to the Bush after us. here is our rules, 1 if you are defected from joba gov you most come and join spla io else there will be no space for you in the Bushes

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