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U.S. denounces SPLA claims that Troika works for regime change in Juba


January 16, 2017 (JUBA) - The U.S. Embassy in Juba Monday issued a strongly worded statement denying “the reckless allegation” by the SPLA deputy spokesperson claiming that Toika countries are working with the armed opposition to overthrow the government of President Salva Kiir.

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Ambassador Phee presenting her credentials to President Salva Kiir on 23 July 2015 (Photo US Embassy Juba)

“The United States categorically denies the reckless allegation by the acting spokesman of the SPLA that representatives of the United States joined Troika colleagues for a meeting in Nairobi on January 3 with representatives of the opposition to discuss eliminating or changing the leadership of South Sudan”.

These statements are an irresponsible misrepresentation of U.S. policy. The United States does not have a policy of regime change in South Sudan,” further said the statement.

The statement was a reacting to a statement by the acting Spokesperson of the south Sudanese army, Colonel Santo Dominic, claiming Troika countries, including United States met and held a meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, with a representative of the SPLA-IO allied to the former First Vice President, Riek Machar, and discussed with them how to achieve the regime change agenda.

Col Dominic claimed the meeting was convened with the view to design how the Chief of General Staff, Paul Malong Awan, a close ally of President Salva Kiir and other politicians and military high level military officers, including the commander of sector II, could be put on a watch list, including travel ban, asset freeze or even to assassinate Awan himself if the regime change agenda was to be achieved.

The American diplomatic mission pointed that Washington is supporting an end to the three-year fighting in the troubled country.

“To achieve these goals, we urge all leaders to create the conditions necessary for a genuinely inclusive political process,” concluded the statement..


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  • 16 January 2017 20:08, by Eastern

    SPLM/A is holding South Sudan at ransome; their regime needs to be changed!

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  • 16 January 2017 21:29, by Sadam Kuikoy

    US government under out going president Barack Obama has greatly contributed to the suffering of south Sudanese, they either failed to see kirr,Malong,JCE and Makuiy Lueth who blocks every single steps toward peaceful resolution of the conflict in South Sudan or some individual(like Kerry ) benefited from this mess.
    What is wrong of changing this tribal/dinka regime known for killing people?

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  • 17 January 2017 04:44, by Kush Natives

    I agreed with all regime changes oppositions! This government must be toppled! president Kiir is completely confused, he must be out, no matter what. I am not against an individuals in the government. But, Kiir is completely outdated. I am saying all these, because the SPLM/IO is indirectly won the game. Our cowboy is completely lost. Mr. Gai is the interim president now. Good luck RoSS!

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  • 17 January 2017 04:51, by Riek Machar

    The government shouldn’t fabricate that unfounded words, the troika didn’t design any meeting in Nairobi in the wave to remove Salva Kiir regime,
    the people of South Sudan will only remove that regime through the are just suffering now.
    there is economic mess and people are killing all the day in juba and the whole of the country.
    Kiir, will be remove by people of south Sudan not international bod

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    • 17 January 2017 05:07, by choldit

      U better be him. The name need to be unique. As for controversial statements made by col Domanic, I think the boy was trying to impress his boss but he didn’t know that he is on media where lies mean stupidity. Kiirdit is alrdy gone long ago. No need for trioka to support conspir but tell the truth.

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  • 17 January 2017 07:09, by real Dinka

    Talking talking talking talking will never solve the S.Sudan problem, i heat this country with its leaders to hell

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    • 17 January 2017 08:11, by Mun Loal

      Regime change will be achieved when all Juba thugs are dead.
      Fabricated lied would never bring any changes young nation.

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      • 17 January 2017 08:27, by Kush Natives

        Mun Loal, So, you’re telling me that, regime changes will come only when all the government officials in Juba dead? This thinking is a wishful thinking sir! If we are in the opposition, waiting for them in order for them to die, then you’re not different from them. Why do you need to change a dead government officials?

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        • 17 January 2017 09:42, by Mun Loal

          Kush Native, let me reiterated again, my words does not indicated all government to die, just those whose minds and thoughts wishes Nuer not to see Juba are the ones I wished them dead. believe me they will be dead, no retreat for mighty Freedom Fighter to give up.

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  • 17 January 2017 08:40, by Dengda

    This guy called Santos Dominic wake in middle of night assuming rubbishing international body with lies is the only way to go, but I think he risking losing job. He is not profession at all, put that allegation on air may risk government being sue of tarnishing those countries name. Regime change which Juba fear the most is not on agenda and was never tabled, if it tabled, nothing would stop it.

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  • 17 January 2017 13:08, by Tut Gatkuoth

    @all junubin
    The outgoing regime of president Obama has been a cancer to the progress of south Sudan. It’s clear that they were pushing for a regime change by the help of the G10 members but thank God they failed.

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  • 17 January 2017 14:30, by Tut Gatkuoth

    Why is it that every time there is a forum we nuer and Dinka consider it as if we are the only living tribes in the country??? we must learn to solve national issues in the context of south sudan as a country. that fact of the matter is that the USA always had ill treatment against this country. they deserve credit for our independence but afterwards, they started regime change with the ’’G10""

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  • 17 January 2017 14:32, by Fair Man

    Do not bother much about the use of Riek Machar’s name. The problem is the sudantribune which allows people to use any name. Anything can be posted here and no need of taking its content serious. All involved in this forum may be not all South Sudanese. Others could be those well familiar with our country. Ignore this!

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  • 17 January 2017 14:38, by Fair Man

    Tut Gatkuoth
    If the South Sudanese were given a chance to change the governance system, they could do it will power and might. Elections are the only first priority in changing system. But in case those in power refuse to hold elections and instead focusing on giving themselves mandate by manipulating the constitution, what do think the public would think? They resort to any form to change.

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  • 17 January 2017 14:49, by Tut Gatkuoth

    Change is an ideal for this country and no one object to that point but there is even no any better alternative leader to rule this country; all the potential names in the list; Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Taban Deng Gai, pagan Amum, Wani Iga, Majak de Agot and other are failures

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