Sanctions threat will not deter counter-attacks: South Sudan president

March 25, 2015 1:01 PM

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Sanctions threat will not deter counter-attacks: South Sudan president

JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, fresh from being extended in office for another three years, said on Wednesday the threat of international sanctions would not keep him from retaliating against his rival.

Thousands of people have been killed and more than a million have fled their homes since fighting between supporters of President Salva Kiir and former vice president Riek Machar erupted in the world's newest nation in December 2013.

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