Sunday, August 5, 2012

Australia: US working for peace in Sudan

The Sydney Morning Herald

US puts onus of peace on South Sudan

FRUSTRATED by a year of setbacks, violence and a looming refugee crisis in a country whose birth it midwifed last summer, the Obama administration has sent its top diplomat to dispense some stern advice.

Make lasting peace and an oil deal with Sudan, the US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, told South Sudan's President, Salva Kiir, one day after a United Nations deadline for the countries to make progress towards resolving their bitter differences. Sanctions on both are possible if fighting continues.


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