South Sudan softens rejection of regional protection force

August 13, 2016 12:27 PM

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JUBA, South Sudan – South Sudan is softening its rejection of a regional protection force a day after the U.N. Security Council voted to deploy 4,000 additional peacekeepers.

But a government spokesman says it will accept the force only if it can negotiate the size, mandate, weapons and contributing countries.

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