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South Sudan should face extra pressure if it misses August peace deadline - Obama| Reuters

Jul 28, 2015    

ADDIS ABABA South Sudan's warring factions may face further international pressure if they do not reach a peace deal by Aug. 17, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday, ahead of talks with east African leaders to study penalties if the deadline is not met.Options discussed by those leaders ranged from applying sanctions to sending in a "regional intervention force," a U.S. official told reporters after the meeting. The South Sudanese government responded by saying additional sanctions could harm the peace process.Obama, in Ethiopia on a two-nation Africa tour, convened the talks ...

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