U.S. to Reevaluate South Sudan Ties

ADDIS ABEBA – The United States on Wednesday said it was “gravely disappointed” with South Sudan’s failure to form a unity government by a Nov. 12 deadline.

The decision would force U.S. to “reevaluate” its relationship with the African nation’s government, said Morgan Ortagus, U.S. State Department spokeswoman, in a statement.

“We will work bilaterally and with the international community to take action against all those impeding South Sudan’s peace process,” she added.

Ortagus said Washington would also seek “to establish a new paradigm to achieve peace and a successful political transition in South Sudan” with others in the region.