Statement by the White House Press Secretary on South Sudan, April 3, 2014

Washington, DC--(ENEWSPF)--April 3, 2014.

Four years ago, some four million South Sudanese voted to break with the past and usher in a new period of peace and prosperity.  They expected their leaders to act with courage and conviction, to put the interests of the people first, and to be statesmen, not strongmen.  Months of fighting between the Government of South Sudan and forces loyal to rebel leader Riek Machar run counter to that vision and threaten to tear the young nation apart.  Thousands have been killed.  Nearly one million innocent civilians . . .

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