Selin ATAY-TDO- The US State Department announced that it had recalled its ambassador to the country for "consultation purposes" due to the failure to establish a transitional government in South Sudan.
In his written statement, Foreign Ministry spokesman Morgan Argaeus focused on developments in South Sudan, "Ambassador (Thomas) Hushek will meet with senior officials about the reassessment of the relationship between the United States and the South Sudanese government." He said.
By stressing that as the United States, they are on the side of the people of South Sudan in the effort of achieving peace, "The United States will work with its partners in the region to ensure peace and a successful political transition in South Sudan," he said in his assessment.
South Sudan seceded from Sudan in 2011 and declared its independence. South Sudan was plunged into civil war after South Sudanese President SalvaKiir Mayardit sacked his deputy Machar in 2013 for alleged "attempted coup."
South Sudanese President Mayardit had launched a decision-making initiative to reach a compromise between the Sudan Military Transitional Council and armed movements after a coup that toppled 30-year rule of Omar al-Bashir.
The peace talks, under the supervision of the Intergovernmental Authority for development (IGAD), failed to bring an end to the conflict, although the parties repeatedly signed a peace and ceasefire agreement. Under a renewed peace deal last year, the parties were supposed to form a government by November 12th, but the new announcement indicated that a plan to form a government would be delayed for another 100 days.