According to the US authorities, “any changes in the transitional government through the use of force” jeopardize the provision of assistance to the East African republic.
The United States authorities have expressed concern about the latest military actions in Sudan. The U.S. Special Envoy announced this to the Horn of Africa Jeffrey Feltman.
“The United States is deeply alarmed by reports of a military takeover of the Transitional Government. This would contradict the Constitutional Declaration and the democratic aspirations of the Sudanese people and is completely unacceptable,” Feltman said in a statement posted on the Twitter page of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of African Affairs.
According to the special envoy, the United States has repeatedly indicated that “any changes in the transitional government through the use of force” jeopardize the provision of assistance to the East African republic.
A few hours ago, after the meeting of the head of the ruling Sovereign Council of Sudan, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, mass arrests began in the capital of the country, the city of Khartoum. Several ministers, a member of the Sovereign Council from among the civilian representatives, and the Governor of Khartoum were detained. Later, the Prime Minister and his closest adviser were placed under house arrest. Hamdok was later arrested and taken to an unknown destination. The Minister of Information was also detained. There is also information about the arrest of many leaders of political parties.