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Obama: US may take action in S Sudan

Iran Press TV

Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:23PM GMT

US President Barack Obama says Washington will take action if needed after US forces were attacked in South Sudan.

'As I monitor the situation in South Sudan, I may take further action to support the security of US citizens, personnel and property, including our embassy, in South Sudan,' Obama writes in a letter to Congress.

He made the remarks after a US military aircraft came under attack in the violence-hit country, injuring four American soldiers, one of them critically.

The aircraft came under attack during a reported evacuation mission in Bor city, the capital of the South Sudanese state of Jonglei.

The South Sudanese government has accused the soldiers loyal to former vice president Riek Machar of carrying out the attack.

The Country has been witnessing a deadly violence in past several days after President Salva Kiir accused Machar of trying to launch a coup.

On Wednesday, the United States said it deployed soldiers to the country to protect its personnel and assets.s


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