South Sudan President, Salva Kiir Mayardit has spoken out against an arms embargo announced early this month by US President, Donald Trump.
Salva Kiir who was in Uganda yesterday to attend the East African Heads of State retreat on infrastructure and health used the occasion to rally his counterparts in in East Africa to ignore calls for democracy and transparency.
While some thought the US arms sanctions would have little effect on South Sudan, Salva Kiir said it has had an effect in delaying or postponement of the revitalization of the agreement signed in 2015.
He said East African community to remain as a bloc and not to be cowed by those he said want to bully them so that they take the resources.
Meanwhile he hopes that the talks for the revitalization of the agreement will resume next month in Addis Ababa. Dr. Salva Kiir says the High Level Revitalization Forum (HLRF) talks that took place mid-month did not make any progress.