January 2017, the United States categorically denies the reckless allegation by the acting spokesman of the SPLA that representatives of the United States joined Troika colleagues for a meeting in Nairobi on January 3 with representatives of the opposition to discuss eliminating or changing the leadership of South Sudan.
These statements are an irresponsible misrepresentation of U.S. policy. The United States does not have a policy of regime change in South Sudan. We support an end to fighting and a return to development. To achieve these goals, we urge all leaders to create the conditions necessary for a genuinely inclusive political process.