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Al-Faki describes “violent” confrontation after Al-Burhan – Netanyahu meeting

The former member of the Sovereignty Council said that confrontations, which he described as (violent), between Al-Burhan and members of the Sovereignty Council and the Ministers and leaders of the ruling coalition, in the meeting that followed the Entebbe meeting.

Khartoum: AlTaghyeer

A former Sovereignty Council member in the overthrown transitional government, Muhammad al-Faki Suleiman, revealed that the head of the putschist Sovereignty Council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, had requested to step down hours after meeting former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Entebbe, Uganda.

Al-Faki presented shed new light on the relations between Sudan and Israel in an interactive meeting on the Club House app.

The meeting, which aimed to evaluate the transitional government’s experience, lasted for more than 3 hours, until late Tuesday evening.

Violent Confrontations

The member of the Sovereignty Council confirmed the occurrence of confrontations, which he described as “violent” between Al-Burhan, members of the Sovereignty Council and the Ministers and leaders of the ruling coalition, in the meeting that followed the Entebbe meeting.

Netanyahu and al-Burhan met Uganda in February 2020 after receiving an invitation from its president, Yoweri Museveni.

Al-Faki pointed out that al-Burhan had submitted a request to relieve him of his position, in protest of the attack he was faced with from government leaders after his return from Uganda.

He noted that the leaders from the civilian and military government components, and the leaders of the ruling coalition, participated in his criticism during a meeting that “almost collapsed the existing partnership between the two parties.”

In August 2019, the Forces for Freedom and Change and the Military Council signed a constitutional document to share power in the country, for a transitional period meant to last 39 months.

Exemption Request

Al-Faki stated that al-Burhan had explicitly demanded to be relieved from his position, citing “narrow ideological and nationalistic visions” and “no appreciation for the interest of Sudan” as factors.

“This is the only way that will lead us to lift the sanctions and get out of this tunnel,” al-Faki said, quoting al-Burhan.

The meeting in Entebbe came months before Sudan signed a peace agreement with Israel, which paved the way for its removal from the US terrorism list.

Al-Faki concluded that the Entebbe meeting took place under the management of Al-Burhan, with the knowledge of Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok, and without the participation of members of the Sovereignty Council and the Council of Ministers.

Al-Faki pointed out that the withholding of information from the visit had also affected the military component of the Sovereignty Council.

“The four higher-ups of the military component did not know of his visit,” al-Faki said, nothing that this was something he was 100% sure of.

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