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U.S. Threatens Sanctions On Those Blocking Peace Deal In South Sudan

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August 13, 2014 AT 12:41 PM
State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said, the United States is considering sanctions on anyone impeding attempts to reach a peace agreement in South Sudan and, in particular, anyone committing human rights abuses. This applied in particular to people responsible for human rights violations, she said. At least 10,000 people have been killed since fighting erupted in December between President Salva Kiir's government forces and supporters of Riek Machar, his former deputy and longtime rival.