Saturday, 6 June 2015
John Kerry to South Sudan Leaders: Come to Your Senses, Stop Fighting.Drive Hot News
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at a news conference at the Nairobi Sankara Hotel, May 4, 2015, in Nairobi, Kenya.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry bluntly called on South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and armed opposition leader Riek Machar to "come to their senses" and end 17 months of fighting in the world's newest nation.
"There are two million people who have been displaced. Mothers are burying their children. Young women are being raped in camps. The level of slaughter of innocent civilians is unacceptable by any standard whatsoever. The leaders -- Salva Kiir, the president, and Riek Machar -- need to come to their senses. They need to sign an agreement that's real and they need to stop allowing the people to be the victims of their power struggle," Kerry said in an interview in Nairobi on Monday with a journalist from Juba-based Eye Radio.