The United States through its embassy in Khartoum on Monday demanded for the release of detained officials including Sudan prime minster Abdalla Hamdok.
According to the US, the actions to overthrow the government went against the will of the innocent citizens who aspire to have peace and stability both in the short and long term.
“The actions today are in stark opposition to the will of the Sudanese people and their aspirations for peace, liberty, and justice. The United States continues to strongly support the Sudanese people’s demand for a democratic transition in Sudan and will continue to evaluate how best to help the Sudanese people achieve this goal.” Wrote White House principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters aboard Air Force One.
As a result, America announced that it was advising its citizens to keep off Sudan due to the violence witnessed since the illegal takeover on Monday.
“Sudanese Armed Forces have announced they are in control of the government. Demonstrations have been reported in Khartoum and around the country. There are unverified reports of violence against protesters. Flights are not leaving the country.” Read a statement on the embassy’s website.
“American citizens are advised to be aware of their surroundings and shelter in place, which includes not traveling to the U.S. Embassy or the international airports in Khartoum and Port Sudan.” Added the embassy’s statement.
According to newsmax.com, Sudan’s top general on Monday announced that the military had disbanded the transitional civilian-military government, with the reported detention of senior government officials, including Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok.
The success of the coup, which was backed by conservative Islamists, would be a blow to Sudan, which has struggled to transition to democracy after dictator Omar al-Bashir was ousted in 2019 in mass protests after 30 years in power, according to Fox News.
The U.S. has given almost $337 million to back the Sudan’s transitional government this year, but continued American support to Sudan could be at risk if its transition to civilian rule is disrupted, U.S. special envoy for the Horn of Africa Jeffrey Feltman warned last week, according to the National, an United Arab Emirates newspaper.
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