US warns Americans of violence in South Sudan
December 18 , 2013
The State Department has warned Americans, including non-emergency US personnel, of the rising violence in South Sudan. The nation has recommended that they all depart the world's newest country.
More than 66 soldiers have been killed in clashes in the capital. "Circumstances there have gotten worse and we remain deeply concerned about developments in South Sudan," a White House spokesman said.
The U.S. Embassy in the country is expected to soon provide options for evacuation and expects people to "remain indoors, respect the curfew" and monitor the embassy for further updates.
White House spokesman Jay Carney has asked the government of South Sudan to open points of entry and exit in order to remove embassy personnel.