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U.S. renews calls to expedite power transfer in Sudan

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A group of Darfur women outside army garrison in El Fasher hold a banner saying "leave because we want to have peace after 30 years of war, displacement and rape" on 18 April 2019 (ST Photo)

April 18, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The State Department Thursday has reiterated calls to expedite the power transfer to a civilian government and pointed that the normalisation process of bilateral relations and Sudan’s removal from the terror list will be reviewed on based on political developments.

Sudan’s transitional military council last Thursday 11 April overthrew President Omer al-Bashir who is now under arrest. However, the army general said they plan to remain in power for two years.

So, thousands of people remain mobilized outside the army headquarters to express their rejection of this decision while the Freedom and Changes forces handed them over a proposal on how they plan to operate the immediate transition.

"The United States supports a transition to a peaceful and democratic Sudan led by civilians who represent the diversity of Sudanese society," said the State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus in a statement on Thursday.

"The will of the Sudanese people is clear: it is time to move toward a transitional government that is inclusive and respectful of human rights and the rule of law", Oftagus further stressed.

Last Tuesday, the European Union’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, called for a swift handover of power to a civilian government and announced that the EU would not recognize the transitional military council.

For its part, the African Union gave it 15 days to hand over power to a civilian government and warned that it will suspend Sudan membership in the regional organisation.

In Khartoum, the head of the military council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan Wednesday said they will hand over power to civilians "as soon as possible without further details.

The State Department recalled that Sudan, for the time being, remains in the list of state sponsors of terrorism as the Phase II discussions with al-Bashir’s government are suspended.

"We will continue to calibrate our policies based on our assessment of events on the ground and the actions of transitional authorities," stressed the statement.

On Tuesday 16 April, a US official told Reuters that “A different statutory path to STT (state sponsors of terrorism) rescission may be available if there is a fundamental change in the leadership and policies of the government of Sudan”.

Talks were scheduled between Khartoum and Washington by the end of this month on Sudan removal from the terror list in line with an agreement reached on 6 November 2018.

In accordance with the Phase II deal, the two countries agreed to remove Sudan if it observes six areas: severing ties with North Korea, expanding counterterrorism cooperation, resolving internal conflicts, expanding humanitarian access, protecting human rights, and addressing outstanding legal claims related to victims of terrorism.

(ST)

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  • 18 April 23:43, by The Rhino

    Good,

    United States is hitting the right tone.Its power to the people!..whether in Sudan,South Sudan or Uganda,all these worthless African leaders must be overthrown, completely dismantled,brought to court,judged and hanged before the public.The military has no legitimacy whatsoever to maintain power in Sudan.Similarly so is tribal Kiir and his JCE gangs of South Sudan.These goons have creeped..

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    • 18 April 23:56, by The Rhino

      ...their ways through till this very day,enough!The clock is also ticking for that short leggy bantu Museveni of Uganda.All these useless ’leaders’ must be sent to hell.Its evidently clear that these dictators and their structures work exactly like terrorists(Al Shabaab,Boko Haraam,Taliban etc),only difference is they operate at state level,terrorising their own people,shit!..they all must vanish!

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    • 18 April 23:57, by The Rhino

      ...crept..!!!

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    • 19 April 07:03, by choldit

      Brother/sister, why one should give up power peacefully if only one is knows s/he is going to be jailed with one’s allies? Could it not be better to fight to death. We need to get back and look at situation from their prospects.

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      • 19 April 22:35, by Pakuai

        The Rhino,
        Everyone is entitled to his/her opinion, but fellows, most of you are very naive indeed. Your US is the world’s sponsor of terrorism around the world with her gulf Arab states Sunni sect of Islam plus the UK. Call a conspiracy all you want, but you fellows are so green to know anything otherwise. Al Qaeda, is a US creation. Take this example>>>

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        • 19 April 22:43, by Pakuai

          17 of the terrorists who brought down the world trade centre in New York in 2001 were Saudi Arabians, but the US & her allies went & bombed a wrong country, Afghanistan. The same US and her allies went & bombed Iraq on false pretext of Weapons of mass destruction>>>

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  • 19 April 22:53, by Pakuai

    which were non-existent and created ISIS/L, Jesh Al Salam, Al Nustra & others in process. The bombing of Afghanistan was to secure the supply of heroin drugs while that of Iraq was to regime the Iraqi government and take over the Iraqi oil fields. The bombing of Libya in 2011 was to regime change the Libyan government and take over the Libyan oil fields>>>

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    • 19 April 23:05, by Pakuai

      Their then so-called ’free Libyan army’ were just pretexts or proxies. With the US and her allies intention to regime change the Syria government. The president of Syria is a member of ’Allawite, a Shiite sect of Islam’ which has connection with Iraq, Iran & Lebanon. And whose gulf Arab states Sunni Muslim majority and their US, the UK, israel and their allies called them terrorists or enemies>>

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      • 19 April 23:15, by Pakuai

        Again in Syria, a gulf of state of Qatar and others want to passed a ’natural gas pipeline’ through to Europe and do that, they must first remove a none Sunni Muslim from power in Syria. But Mr. Bashar El Assaad has a very powerful ally, Russia and Russia has a lot of natural gas to sell the European countries instead of gulf Arab states terrorists>>

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  • 19 April 23:25, by Pakuai

    As for the war in Yemen, it is the geopolitical war between Sunni sect of Islam backed by their ’Anglo-American’ terrorist empire verse Shiite sect of Islam. The US, the UK are the ones directing Saudi Arabia and gulf Arab states military operations in Syria. North Sudan even has her mercenary force defending their Sunni Islam>>

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    • 19 April 23:36, by Pakuai

      Foreign forces of North Sudan, Saudi Arabia, UAE and others have invaded a sovereign country of Yemen without UNSC authorisation, but your US and allies are keeping quiet. Reasons, they are the invading Yemen illegally. Do you lowly informed losers remember when Mr. Salva Kiir asked his Ugandan ally for help after the Nuers enmassie defected & joined their Riek Machar aimless armed rebellion in>>>

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  • 19 April 23:48, by Pakuai

    The US, the UK and their UN screamed at the top of their bevil lungs that Uganda must withdraw her troops from South Sudan and now, the US, the UK and not asking their gulf Arab states including North Sudan to withdraw their troops from Yemen. When we tell you lowly informed losers that the Dinkas/Jenges you often disparage online are way too well ahead of these cheap and Geopolitical intrigues>>>

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    • 19 April 23:59, by Pakuai

      And are prepared for it. And we are going to kill anything that is connected to evil white English people, white Americans, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their evil juus (so-called israelis), gulf Arab financiers and some of their UN mercenaries here in our country and throw the evils into the Nile, reasons pure HATRED & RACISM>>

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      • 20 April 00:10, by Pakuai

        Our country is not part of their evil ANGLO-AMERICAN terrorist empire and their terrorists allies, never ever wiil. The evil love affair with our country and our people has gone too far and the evils will see how much we treat our enemies. They always use their Riek Machar, Lam Akol and their bunch of other puppets/stooges as blackmails & proxies to control our country & our people, but there

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  • 20 April 00:30, by Pakuai

    are limits to tolerance to US, the UK, their UN, their evil juus (so-called israelis) and their gulf Arab state terrorists love with our country and people. For those lowly informed South Sudanese losers who worship those vermin, your US is withdrew from human rights council, your US early this month ’refused’ your so-called ICC chief prosecutor from going US to go and>>>

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    • 20 April 00:39, by Pakuai

      Investigate the war crimes the US soldiers committed in Afghanistan. And of course your same US has been accusing the Russia federation to have meddle in the US 2016 political elections and here is the same US meddling in North Sudan political affairs. Can those losers who worship the US see how hypocritical their god is>>>

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  • 20 April 00:46, by Pakuai

    By the way, what country on earth elected your US to be the world police? No country losers. Grow the damned up and understand how the real world works. All those nonsenses, being played in North Sudan are just shows and intrigues idiots.

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