Troika blasts South Sudan over “reckless” regime change statements, demands retraction

Troika Representatives… Photo: The Oslo Times

Juba/Khartoum, January 18, 2017 (SSNA) — The Troika counties, Norway, United Kingdom, and the United States have criticized South Sudanese government over what they described as “reckless and inaccurate” regime change statements.

In a strongly worded joint statement, obtained by the South Sudan News Agency, the three major backers of the war-torn young nation express shock over claims that Norway, Britain, and the U.S. are working to change Juba’s regime, adding they have no intention of seeking or to undermine South Sudanese leaders.

“Britain, Norway and the United States wish to express their shock at the unfounded allegations made on Jan. 13 by an SPLA spokesman against the Troika (peace guarantors). There has never been, nor is there now, any question of our governments seeking to undermine those leading the country,” the statement said.

The statement added that “Given our historic support to the people of South Sudan and our ongoing investment in the effort to restore peace and revive development, the Troika deeply regrets that the government did not respond positively to our request that this reckless and inaccurate statement be publicly retracted.”

South Sudan national army (SPLA) Acting spokesman Col. Santo Domic Chol last week accused the three-nation bloc of plotting a regime change. Chol also alleged that Norway, UK, and the US are working with South Sudanese rebel officials to topple Salva Kiir’s government.

“On Jan. 3, international and indigenous anti-peace elements composed of members from U.S., Britain and the rebels represented by former SPLA Lt. Gen. Bapiny Monytuil Wejang, held a meeting in Nairobi to plan ways for regime change in South Sudan,” Col. Chol said.

Troika says it is working for peace and urges parties to the conflict to move forward with a “real ceasefire” and adds that it looks forward to the deployment of the 4,000-regional protection force.

The U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs is currently in Juba meeting with embassy officials.

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  • Thondoor ukulu
    January 18, 2017 12:07 pm

    Troika blasts South Sudan over “reckless” regime change statements claimed is proved to be true, then why are we accommondating enemy?, their offices in juba must be closed down for good and we as south sudanese can deal with our own affairs.we are sick of whites men interpererence in our affairs.

  • I think it is good for Troika countries especially, Norway, United the Kingdom and United States of America that they must listen to the lies and dirty language of Devil regime of Salva Kiir and Taban Deng and how the fabricated issues, in fact, to inform the mass audiences and IO supporter around the globe, IO is not seeking any assistant from Troika for regime change in South Sudan, we are able to defeat Salva Kiir and Taban Deng Gai in a battle filed or diplomatically, so let be patience we are getting closer to defeat them, so to conclude I assure you all to be on standby for the D-Day of defeating Salva and Taban, we are not seeking any assistant from Troika . let me assure you one again my Comrade and supporters of SPLM/A -IO.

  • Gen Tito Nhial Ruadhel
    January 19, 2017 6:14 am

    Regime in Juba has destroyed it own affairs and trying to put them on the necks of others. It was a surprised to everyone when Kiir Mayar regime point figure on US, UK and Norway as enemies. These 3 countries contribute much support to South Sudan, yet the fails regime can not at all recognized it. For their fails, they must be responsible for it not but Troika. Troika did not told the regime to killed her own civilians and destroyed the Addis Ababa peace Agreement.

  • Kiir is a man who can’t really know enemies and friends, this guy always blaming big supporters and friends of south Sudan, Ethiopia is brotherly nation to the people of south Sudan but he is playing political game with Egypt, we Ethiopians know how to play that game also, so Mr president hands off


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