Khartoum (BLAZETRENDS) ) of “attacking innocent citizens.”
This decision is a consequence of the “rebellion (of the FAR) and their attack on honest and innocent citizens who they use as human shields, loot their property and occupy their homes,” the department reported in a statement shared on Friday through its account. Twitter official.
Defense made this call on the fourth day of the truce mediated by Saudi Arabia and the United States, hours after the mediators themselves highlighted in a joint statement “an improvement in respect for the short-term ceasefire and humanitarian arrangements in Sudan ”, despite the fact that there were some violations.
For its part, the Rapid Support Forces, which have previously denied all these accusations, stated that this appeal “clearly reflects the desperation and confusion of the coup leaders and their failure to confront our forces on the battlefield.”
According to the FAR statement, this call to arms by the Ministry of Defense is an “attempt to take refuge in innocent citizens to fight on their behalf instead of preserving the security of defenseless citizens,” while considering that the Army “intends to unleash a civil war.”
Civiles sudaneses desembarcan tras cruzar el río Nilo en un ferry en Abu Simbel, al sur de Egipto, tras huir de los combates en su país. BLAZETRENDS/EPA/Khaled Elfiqi
Sudan asks the UN to deport its representative in the country for “misinforming” about a possible agreement
Meanwhile, the president of the Sovereign Council and leader of the Sudanese Army, Abdelfatah al Burhan, yesterday Friday asked the Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, to deport his representative in Sudan, Volker Perthes, for “misinforming” about a possible consensus on the framework agreement.
In a letter to the UN Secretary General, Al Burhan stated that Perthes “gave a negative impression of the role and impartiality of the international organization” by “practicing disinformation in his reports by stating that there was a consensus on the framework agreement.” .
Guterres, in his response released shortly after at the United Nations, said he was “shocked” by the letter received and was “proud of the work done by Perthes,” while “reaffirming his full confidence in his Special Representative.”
The current UN special envoy for Sudan, Volker Perthes, welcomed last Monday the new cessation of hostilities agreement signed by the Sudanese Army and the Rapid Support Forces (FAR) paramilitary group and called on the parties to seriously engage in talks to move towards a “genuine ceasefire”.