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U.S.’s Pompeo says hopeful that peaceful regime change takes place in Sudan

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February 15, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Thursday expressed hope that calls by Sudanese people for regime change will be heard.

As the Sudanese opposition welcomed his supportive statement of the U.S. top diplomat and called for international pressure on President Omer al-Bashir to step down and allow a peaceful democratic transition in Sudan.

Asked by Michel Ghandour of Al-Hurra TV in Warsaw about his assessment on the ongoing demonstrations in Sudan for "regime change", Popmeo said hopeful that Sudanese achieve their goal.

"It’s very difficult for the Sudanese people today. We’re hopeful that their voices will be heard and that the transition," he said according to a transcript of the interview released by the State Department.

"If there is one, will be led by them and not by outside influences," he further stressed.

Pompeo statements are the first official comment by an American official on the two-month protests in Sudan.

The remarks also are the first statement by an international official supportive for the demand of Sudanese people who protest for peaceful change in their country. Previously, different regional leaders expressed support for the incumbent president.

The Secretary for External Relations of the opposition alliance, Sudan Call, Yasir Arman, welcomed Pompeo’s statement and underscored that the State Department Secretary expressed his sympathy for the Sudanese people in the difficult times they are going through.

"This is a highly welcome and significant statement by one of the most senior figures in the international community calling for the voices of the Sudanese people to be listened to and emphasising the need for a transition to be made by the Sudanese people," said Arman.

The opposition leading member added that Pompeo’s statement "is a step forward in building international support that will put pressure on General Bashir to step down after three decades in power and allow a democratic transition to take place".

"Sudanese people are indeed very capable of managing their own affairs without foreign intervention," he stressed.

The opposition groups are discussing a transition period to be led by an inclusive transitional government to lay out solid foundations for a democratic regime.

Arman who is the vice-chairman of the SPLM-N led by Malik Agar said the "Sudanese revolution against al-Bashir and his regime will continue to be peaceful" stressing that it has reached a the point of non-return.

Sudanese continue to organise daily protests including demonstrations, sit-ins and meetings despite the brutal crackdown by the security forces and militiamen of the ruling National Congress Party.

Since December 2019, some 31 people were killed across the country according to the Sudanese authorities but activists and rights groups say the death toll is over 50 people.

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  • 16 February 14:40, by Redeemer

    What peace did you (Americans) bring to Libya with your so called regime change? you like causing wars to keep on looting the world. Your are so powerful but there is end for everything

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    • 17 February 05:20, by Pakuai

      Redeemer,
      Good question chap, but that question would bite seriously on our traitors, thieves, losers and foreign puppets like Mr. Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Pagan Amuom, Thomas Cirillo and other bunch of criminals who have sold themselves and their souls to foreign interest groups in the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their gulf Arab states financiers and some of their creepy allies even here in our own region and they think, they can also sell our country and our their vermin. Good luck to the traitors and foreign puppets>>>>

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      • 17 February 05:30, by Pakuai

        The US and her allies are just using what they always do best, play game with other people and countries and get away with it since they called themselves the masters of the world, who are exceptionals or invincibles or who control the world’s oceans waves----Libya is not the only country these vermin destroyed and got away with. African countries cowared like goats being led into the Nile when Libya was bombed by the US, the UK, France and the operations were fully financed by the gulf Arab states>>>

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    • 17 February 05:28, by Kenyang ll

      Redeemer,
      Were Americans wrong when they sympathized and supported us (SPLA) with millions of dollars up to the end (CPA)?
      Here, it’s suffering Sudanese (not Americans) who are on streets for PEACEFUL REGIME CHANGE, what is wrong with that? What hasn’t Al Bashir done in 30 years reign that Sudanese people must wait?

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      • 17 February 05:48, by Pakuai

        Kenyang II,
        How how much money did the US spent on South Sudan? Bring the bill with your evils and we will refund it back. You losers ways of taking or worshiping these evils is why they are so fixated with our country and our people. The game here is to play South Sudan and North Sudan like their then East and West Germany during their then so-called cold war and they hope that their magic would again struck again. Good luck to them. Mr. Kenyang II, some of you losers who are chirping for your US like birds to to day would be first fools to cry *ma hei ma hei later* after your evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their gulf Arab states, Abeshas (so-called ethiopians) or Bantus occupy your villages like what they did in North Sudan, Gambella region, Nanyuki & Laikipia in central Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa or Nambia>>>

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        • 17 February 05:57, by Pakuai

          But not a single Dinkas/Monyjiengs of the Sudan land or a village would touch by these white people or their arab vermin. Reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM. South Sudan is not part of damned so-called ANGLO-AMERICAN empire, never has and will. The evils love affair with our country and our people has too far and the evils are to be bombed to near extinction, reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM. The US was given the first priority to come and invest in our country, that the war was considered over. Mr. Salva Kiir took almost all his entire cabinet ministers to Washington to go and solicited the US investors to come and invest in South Sudan>>>

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          • 17 February 06:09, by Pakuai

            The US investors turned the South Sudanese people good gesture, citing lack of infrastructures to come and invest in them in South Sudan. This good gesture was given US because the South Sudanese considered the US people to have stood with them during our times if thins and lows. However, when the government of South Sudan came and asked the Chinese people to come and invest in our country and when the Chinese agreed, the evils in the US went beserked and and wanted a regime change, Mr. Salva Kiir and then government turns to be Communists or socialists over night and were deemed dangerous to European or West interests along the Nile and were to be removed from power at all costs and be replaced with their puppets/stooges>>>

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            • 17 February 06:25, by Pakuai

              of Mr. Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Pagan Amuom, Adwok Nyabe, Rebecca Nyandeng, Majak Agoot, Costi Manibe; and when the criminals regime change of the government of South Sudan was utterly crushed, then then evils taped their Thomas Cirillo on the shoulder to steal money from the SPLA coffers and the o run Adis Ababa and be used as another blackmail or bargaining chips over South Sudan and the South Sudanese people simply for the evils in the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, Bantus, Abeshas (so-called Ethiopians), evil juus (so-called israelis) and some of their creepy allies around the world to be shipped into our country!!!>>>

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        • 17 February 06:10, by Kenyang ll

          Pakuai,
          On top of feeding millions South Sudanese scattered abroad, US is helping UN with money to help ALL south Sudan public schools, hospitals, roads... If failed regime has money, someone needs to informed stupid Kiir to stop begging and complaining.

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          • 17 February 06:38, by Pakuai

            Kenyang II,
            You are very naive chap. The countries that pay the UN up keeps are gulf Arab states, Japan, Germany, Nordic countries and other countries. US, the UK, France and evil juus (so-called israelis) attack dogs don’t pay much to your so-called UN and NGOs. By the way, are the South Sudanese in the US there as exchange for the colonization of South Sudan? Good luck with that chap. You are going to be bombed out of our country and over people once and for all. No one like White Americans, English people and creepy allies cheap and dirty intrigues chaps. You better join the evils now. Because we don’t anything is connected to these vermin in our country and our people once and for all, reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM chap>>>>

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            • 17 February 07:11, by Kenyang ll

              Pakuai,
              Keep your schizophrenic songs to yourselves or to your audience with similar condition. For facts, US pays 22% of UN, follow in distance by Japan 9.68%, China 7.92%, German 6.40%, France 4.6%, UK 4.5%, Brazil 3.82%, Italy 3.75%, Rusia 3.1%, Canada... Gulf Arab states are terrorists and Islamic schools sponsors, not humanitarian agencies.

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  • 17 February 05:52, by lino

    Hahaaa!!! You black people are really funny!!! You will stay always dark in history because you don’t have an idea really of who is your enemy or friend!!!
    To tell you the truth! Trump doesn’t care of what will happen to you rather than calling you “Ass Holes “ who don’t know their rights!!!
    Kiss the ass of your dictators and till the end of the world...???? ? ??!!!

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