The president signed the agreement in the presence of regional heads of state from Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Sudan, plus government officials and other dignitaries.
President Kiir said he had “reservations” about how the mediation was conducted and some of the clauses in the compromise deal. He asked the mediators to consider revisiting, revising and rethinking the peace deal document.
” This is neither a bible, nor a koran, why cant it be revisited?” Kiir asked.
The signing of the agreement is meant to end 20 months of a brutal conflict that would see former vice president Riek Machar return as vice-president.
Riek Machar together with the leader of the G10 signed the deal last week in Addis Abba.
President Kiir however refused to append his signature on grounds that he needed to consult his constituents.