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FILE - In this Thursday, July 9, 2015 file photo, South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, left, accompanied by army chief of staff Paul Malong, right, waves during an independence day ceremony in the capital Juba, South Sudan. South Sudan's army chief of staff Paul Malong, who had been proposed for U.N. sanctions and accused of directing last year's fighting in the capital that left hundreds dead, has been removed from his post, a presidential spokesman said Tuesday, May 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Jason Patinkin, File)

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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016 file photo, South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, left, takes members of the UN Security Council, including U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, right, on a tour outside the presidential compound in the capital Juba, South Sudan. President Donald Trump's proposed deep cuts in foreign aid could mark the retreat of U.S. support for South Sudan, a nation America enthusiastically helped to create. (AP Photo/Justin Lynch, File)

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South Sudan's Vice President Taban Deng Gai addresses the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, left, takes members of the U.N. Security Council, including U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, right, on a tour outside the presidential compound in the capital Juba, South Sudan, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016. South Sudan has agreed to the deployment of a 4,000-strong regional protection force approved by the U.N. Security Council after first rejecting the peacekeepers as a violation of its sovereignty. (AP Photo/Justin Lynch) **FILE**

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South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, left, and rebel leader Riek Machar, right, shake hands and pray before signing an agreement of the cease-fire of the conflict in South Sudan in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Friday, May 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Elias Asmare) ** FILE **

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On the day he was welcomed at a ceremony in Beijing, South Sudanese President Salva Kiir said Sudan "has declared war" on his country. (Associated Press)

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On the day he was welcomed at a ceremony in Beijing, South Sudanese President Salva Kiir said Sudan "has declared war" on his country. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** South Sudan's President Salva Kiirr (center) and Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir (right) stand July 9, 2011, on the podium at the start of independence celebrations in Juba, South Sudan. South Sudan raised the flag of its new nation for the first time, as thousands of South Sudanese citizens swarmed the capital of Juba to celebrate the country's birth. (Associated Press)

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South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit greets the European co-sponsors of the International Engagement Conference, including (from left) Endre Stiansen, special envoy from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Cevdet Yilmaz, minister of the Turkish Ministry of Development, and Susan Page, U.S. ambassador to the Republic of South Sudan, after speaking about the Republic of South Sudan at the Marriott Wardman Park on Wednesday. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

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Accusing newly independent South Sudan of arming anti-Khartoum rebels, Sudanese President Omar Bashir (left) warned: “We are ready to teach you another lesson.” South Sudan President Salva Kiir (right) responded, saying Gen. Bashir's accusation are only to justify “his pending invasion.” (Associated Press)

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South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, speaks at a joint news conference with President Omar al-Bashir, not seen, at the airport in Khartoum, Sudan, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011. The president of South Sudan made his first official visit to Khartoum since the south broke away to form an independent country earlier this year. South Sudan became officially independent from the north on July 9, breaking away after more than 50 years of on-and-off war. (AP Photo/Abd Raouf)