- The United States will not countenance the armed overthrow of the democratically elected government.
- Hostilities must stop and violence directed at civilian populations must end; those responsible for perpetrating human rights abuses will be held accountable.
- The crisis will not be solved on the battlefield; resolution will come only through dialogue and inclusive reconciliation.
- All parties must permit immediate and unconditional humanitarian access to all in need.
Friday, January 10, 2014
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, testified on 9 January 2014 before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on South Sudan. In her opening statement, she set forth U.S. policy towards South Sudan: