Alhurra Interviews South Sudan’s Vice President

The Vice President of South Sudan, Riek Machar, sat down for an interview with Alhurra television after the UN General Assembly unanimously approved a resolution admitting the newly independent Republic of South Sudan as the 193rd member of the United Nations.  Mr. Machar discussed the status of Abyei area, his vision for the Republic of South Sudan and the new country’s relations with Israel and the Arab world.  The following are excerpts of his interview (all excerpts have been translated from Arabic):