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UN Security Council to discuss Sudan developments

Both China and Russia are expected to oppose the joint UN Security Council resolution that is expected to be issued on Sudan.

Khartoum: AlTaghyeer

On Wednesday, the UN Security Council will hold an informal meeting to discuss developments in Sudan.

The coup regime continues its violent repression against the peaceful protesters, leaving nearly 60 casualties since the dawn of October 25 of last year.

According to diplomatic sources, the session is scheduled to be held behind closed doors.

The session has been requested by the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Norway, Ireland and Albania.

US President Joe Biden’s administration has affirmed more than once its support for the right of the Sudanese to demonstrate peacefully and to call for a civilian-led government.

The coup had lost its civil cover with the resignation of its Prime Minister, Abdallah Hamdok, early last week, which exacerbated the isolation of the authorities and intensified the security forces’ lethal repression.

International media outlets quoted a diplomat –who asked not to be named— that the council’s joint position on Sudan is “unexpected and will be opposed by China and Russia.”

Beijing and Moscow had earlier showed their support for the military component and the leader of the coup, claiming fear of the fragility of the situation in Sudan.

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, highlighted the international organization’s interest in the stability of Sudan’s transitional period, and in encouraging dialogue among all Sudanese parties to ensure a smooth transition that leads to free and fair elections.

On Friday, Guterres made a call to the army chief, Abdel-Fattah al-Burhan, in which he stressed the commitment of the international organization to supporting the transitional period in Sudan.

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