The United States Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Jeffrey Feltman described the “military takeover” of the transitional government in Sudan as “absolutely unacceptable”. And he warned that any change by force puts US aid to that country at risk.
In a message on the Twitter account of the US government’s Office of African Affairs, Feltman outlined that the United States is “deeply concerned” by what happened in the final hours in Sudan, where a group of soldiers attacked Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok. has been arrested.
He further said, what happened is against the democratic aspirations of the Sudanese people and it is “Absolutely unacceptable.”
Feltman also recalls that, as Washington has repeatedly said, any change by force in the transitional government puts US aid at risk.
His remarks came after Feltman met with Sudan’s chief civil and military officials in Khartoum on Saturday. To which he asked again to “commit to working together” amid escalating tensions between these two components of the transition process.
A request that has not been effective in view of the arrest this morning of the missing prime minister after refusing to “support the coup”, according to Sudan’s information ministry.
“After refusing to support the coup, an army unit arrested Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok and taken him to an undisclosed location,” The ministry said in a brief message on its official Facebook page.
In the same sense, the United Nations Organization (UN) qualified According to Volker Perth’s statements, the arrests of civilian leaders in Sudan as “unacceptable”, who also told that he is “Very concerned about information about a coup.”
“I ask the armed forces to immediately release the detainees”That said, the Sudanese Ministry of Information confirmed that almost all civilians of the transitional authorities are in the hands of the “military”.
Similarly, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Policy, Josep Borrell has called for a resumption of the transition process in Sudan following the arrest of Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok on Monday of Sudan’s transitional government., and his four ministers in their respective homes.
“With the utmost concern following the events in Sudan. The EU calls on all regional actors and partners to get the transition process back on track”, said the head of European diplomacy in a message on Twitter.
Sudan’s armed forces on Monday arrested civilian leaders, including the prime minister, for refusing to support the “coup”., announced the Ministry of Information after weeks of tension between the military and civilians, who have shared power since 2019.
This is a “military coup”, The Professionals Association, one of the forerunners of the 2019 uprising that ended the 30-year dictatorship of Omar al-Bashir, the East African country that is one of the world’s poorest countries.
“The civilian members of the Transitional Sovereignty Council and several ministers of the Transitional Government were detained by the combined military forces”The ministry said in a statement on Facebook.
Abdullah Hamdok on Monday called on the population to “capture the streets” to “defend the revolution”., shortly before his arrest by the military in the midst of a new coup in the African country.
(with info from EFE)
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