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Feltman warns against “interrupting” transition in Sudan

Jeffrey Feltman, the US Special Envoy to the Horn of Africa, has warned that the US support to Sudan could be be impeded if the democratic transition to a civilian rule is unfulfilled.

AlTaghyeer: Agencies

In statements made to The National, Feltman stated that if either the civilian or the military components within the joint sovereignty council “tries to prevail”, then that would lead to US support, including debt relief support, will “be in question.”

Feltman, who is slated to visit the Sudanese capital this weekend, revealed to The National that his trip will, alongside with reinforcing US support for the transition in Sudan, highlight the need for the transition to move forward in order for the US to continue its support.

The US Special Envoy to the Horn of Africa has visited Sudan earlier this month, where he met with Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok and spoke with the head of the sovereignty council Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan.

In a statement made last week, Feltman also implored both factions of the transitional government to avoid accusations and work on finding amicable solutions.

Today, Thursday, hundreds and thousands of Sudanese took to the streets all over Sudan in demand for the democratic transition to take place in Sudan, and in rejection of the military’s attempts to stifle to the democratic process.

Al-Burhan has been accused by the Freedom and Change Coalition of orchestrating a plot, alongside his deputy, RSF commander Mohammad Hamdan Dagalo, to have them replaced with a government consisting of remnants of al-Bashir’s dissolved regime.

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