Kerry urges sacked S Sudan VP Machar to negotiate

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 20:45

Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to sacked South Sudan vice president turned rebel leader Riek Machar on Tuesday and urged him to negotiate with President Salva Kiir, a US official told a news agency.
"He urged him to implement a ceasefire and begin mediated political talks," the official said, after Machar told French radio he was ready to begin talks on halting his country`s mounting conflict.

First Published: Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 20:45

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