By Aaron Maasho
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - South Sudan's government said it ordered its army on Wednesday to halt attacking rebel forces for a month, amid mounting international pressure for a deal to end ethnic violence that risks spiraling into genocide.
South Sudan's Information Minister Michael Makuei Lueth said that the government's commitment to honor a "month of tranquility" meant it could still fight back if attacked.
There was no immediate word from the rebels.
(Writing by Richard Lough; Editing by Edmund Blair, John Stonestreet)