U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken condemned the military coup in this country.

The United States strongly condemned the military coup in Sudan and suspended the provision of economic assistance to that country.

“We strongly reject the dissolution of the civilian-led Transitional Government and its associated institutions and call for their immediate restoration,” U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said in a statement. – The arrest of Prime Minister [Abdalla] Hamdok and other civilian leaders is unacceptable. The armed forces must ensure their safety and release them immediately. These actions may disrupt the country’s transition to democracy and are a betrayal of the peaceful revolution in Sudan.”

“As we have repeatedly warned, any forceful changes in the transitional government jeopardize U.S. aid,” Blinken continued. –In light of these events, the United States is immediately suspending the allocation of $700 million from the emergency Economic Support Fund to Sudan, which was intended to support the country’s democratic institutions. At the same time, we evaluate the next steps.”