UN Security Council pessimistic on swift South Sudan peace deal: Envoy

UN Security Council envoys said Wednesday they had little hope of a swift end to South Sudan`s eight-month long conflict, despite threatening sanctions during meetings with the warring leaders.

Juba: UN Security Council envoys said Wednesday they had little hope of a swift end to South Sudan`s eight-month long conflict, despite threatening sanctions during meetings with the warring leaders.
"We did not hear much from them that gave us hope that there will be rapid agreement," in peace talks, British ambassador Mark Lyall Grant told reporters after meetings with President Salva Kiir and talks via a video link with his sacked deputy, rebel chief Riek Machar.
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