Sudan’s top General issues warning to foreign diplomats meddling in the country’s affairs

Abdel Fattah al-Burhan Sudan’s top general who led a military takeover has issued a warning to foreign diplomats whom he said are interfering in the country’s internal affairs, causing standoffs between the people and the security.

Sudanese have since been hitting the streets in protest against both the October 25th coup and the reinstatement deal with the Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok who was earlier removed from the ruling council. According to the General, the protests are being sponsored by the supposed foreign diplomats.

The top general said, “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.”

He added that, “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.”

Two years after the removal of Omar Al Bashir, Sudan operated a government which shared power among civilians and the military. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan led a coup, seizing power on October 25, dissolved the transitional government and arrested dozens of officials. He has subsequently reinstated the Prime minister, a move the people have been protesting against.

According to closely monitored contents of the placards of protestors, a complete return to civilian rule has predominated their demands. The protest have so far attracted intense response from the security forces in the capital, Khartoum.

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