Thursday, June 1, 2023

Blinken calls for ceasefire in Sudan

While 180 people lost their lives in the clashes that started as of the weekend in Sudan, fire was opened on the convoy of US diplomats yesterday. While it was recorded that there were no dead or injured in the incident, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken called for a ceasefire to the parties.

Speaking to reporters about the attack, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated that vehicles with the emblems of the US Embassy were attacked in Sudan yesterday and there were no casualties or injuries in the incident. Minister Blinken said in his statement that according to preliminary information, the attackers were linked to the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), a paramilitary group fighting the Sudanese army.

Blinken, on his social media account today, said, “I met with both Sudanese Armed Forces Commander Burhan and Rapid Support Forces Commander Dagalo and underlined the urgent need for a ceasefire. A lot of civilian lives have already been lost. I emphasized the importance of ensuring the safety of diplomatic personnel and aid workers.” In , clashes broke out over the weekend between army units loyal to the de facto leader General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and the RSF, a paramilitary force loyal to General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo. Volker Perthes, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General to Sudan, stated that 1,800 people were injured and 180 people died in the clashes.


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