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Kerry urges S.Sudan rivals to meet, pull nation 'back from abyss'

John Kerry meets President Salva Kiir at the president's office in Juba, South Sudan, on May 2, 2014US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday put fresh pressure on South Sudan's president and rebel leader to hold face-to-face peace talks, urging them to pull the world's youngest nation "back from the abyss". In a policy speech in the Ethiopian capital and headquarters of the African Union, Kerry also vowed to remain personally engaged in efforts to end South Sudan's four-month-old civil war. "Yesterday I was in South Sudan.