Burhan announces military no longer in national dialogue

The leader of the military coup in Sudan, Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, announced that the military establishment was withdrawing itself from currently-ongoing national dialogue.

AlTaghyeer: Khartoum

Gen. Al-Burhan announced on national television that the military council was withdrawing from the current political  sponsored tripartite mechanism consisting of the UN mission UNITAMS, the African Union, and the IGAD.

Addressing the nation as the “head of the sovereignty council” and the “leader of the Sudanese Armed Forces,” al-Burhan attributed the withdrawal to “open up space for political, revolutionary, and other national components to sit down and form an independent, technocratic government to finalize the transitional period.”

The SAF leader expressed his hope for the political parties in Sudan engaging in a “unifying” national dialogue that eliminates the specter of security threats and “brings everyone back to the path of democratic transition.”

The military leader responsible for the 25th October coup d’etat, which the EU described as an attempt at undermining Sudan’s democratic transition, said that he would disband the sovereignty council which he presides and establish a separate military and security council after the election of a transitional government.

The new council, as per al-Burhan, would encompass leaders from the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces.

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