Sudan’s Top General Warns Foreign Officials Against Interfering in ‘Sudanese Affairs’

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Sudan’s top general, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, is warning foreign officials foreign against meddling in the country’s internal affairs during a speech in the northern Nile River State.

“We are all watching the political scene and unfortunately see that a number of diplomatic envoys are circulating amongst citizens and are clearly trying to incite the people to turn against the armed forces in order to seize the opportunity of interfering in Sudanese affairs,” said Abdel Fattah al-Burhan per AP News.

The government underwent a military takeover led by Burhan in late October. The coup upset Sudan’s transition to civilian-led democracy. Weeks later, Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok was reinstated after striking a deal to lead a technocratic Cabinet until elections in July 2023.

The coup followed months of rising tensions in the country. The transitional coalition, called the Sovereign Council, has ruled the country since former president Omar al-Bashir was ousted from power in 2019.

According to al-Burhan, diplomatic missions actively promote rebellion against the Sudanese defense forces.

“We warn them (these diplomats) against this kind of behavior and tell them that we can clearly see them and will not hesitate to take actions against anyone committing violations against the security and sanctity of Sudan or against anything related to this country,” he said.

On Sunday, al-Burhan told Reuters that the Sudanese military would be stepping away from politics.

“When a government is elected, I don’t think the army, the armed forces, or any of the security forces will participate in politics. This is what we agreed on and this is the natural situation,” al-Burhan said.

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