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Sudanese government was not informed about Netanyahu’s meeting


February 3, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - In a short statement issued on Monday evening, the Sudanese government said they were not aware of the meeting between the head of the Sovereign Council and the Israeli prime minister.

"We learnt through the media about the meeting of the Transitional Sovereignty Council Chairman Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Entebbe," said Faisal Mohamed Saleh the government spokesman.

Saleh who issued the statement very late during the night further said that the Council of Ministers had not been informed or consulted about this meeting.

"We will wait for clarifications after the return of the President of the Sovereign Council," he concluded.

The Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok who was in a two-day visit to Djibouti returned on Monday evening but he did not hold a press conference or make any statement as he used to do.

Many people reacted to al-Burhan-Netanyahu meeting in the social media according to their support to the civilian or the military components of the transitional authority.

Those are against the military denounced the meeting saying it was a coup from al-Burhan to improve his image and to establish good relations with Washington.

Others also criticized Hamdok saying he used to speak about coordination and harmony between the two components "where is the coordination?" many wrote.

Those who support al-Burhan applauded the visit saying it would help to end Sudan’s isolation. They also said it was normal that he meets with Netanyahu without informing the government.


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  • 4 February 2020 09:33, by Fathi

    "Those who support al-Burhan applauded the visit saying it would help to end Sudan’s isolation. They also said it was normal that he meets with Netanyahu without informing the government."
    What is this propaganda??? First of all, who supports Burhan? I need sources. The only people that support Burhan are the Janjaweed. How much did UAE pay for that to be included in the article??

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    • 4 February 2020 09:36, by Fathi

      The people/civilians are not divided when it comes to Burhan & Hemedti. They are murderers who slaughtered the people of Darfur and the people of Khartoum. They have no legitimate support from the people of Sudan. This is not Egypt. We do not support the mercenaries/military.

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      • 4 February 2020 09:40, by Fathi

        The only thing that could be mistaken as positive is that some (very few) thought the controversial decision being made by Burhan would keep any blowback away from the civilians in government. Some in Sudan might support the decision to normalize relations with Israel due to the belief that normalization of relations with Israel could lead to US support for removal of SST designation.

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        • 4 February 2020 09:45, by Fathi

          What is certain though, the people of Sudan do not appreciate US Secretary of State, fat man Mike, attempts of legitimizing Burhan and polishing his image by calling him and inviting him to meet in Washington. He didn’t even do that with our civilian Prime Minister.

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          • 4 February 2020 09:49, by Fathi

            If Pompeo had morals, he would’ve invited Burhan to enter a prison cell in the ICC. Pompeo’s actions only go to prove the US never really cared about Darfur and the sanctions are bullshit .. just another way to collectively punish and blackmail the Sudanese people.

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            • 4 February 2020 09:56, by Fathi

              Some have expressed frustration toward our foreign minister for not knowing about this meeting. Their feelings are misguided. It is not her fault that Pompeo called Burhan and not her. It is not her fault that Burhan didn’t tell anyone & went to meet Netanyahu alone. It is not her fault we are in this bullshit power-sharing agreement.

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              • 4 February 2020 10:04, by Fathi

                Some propagandists at these so-called "think" tanks have asked, "who in #Sudan is in charge of foreign policy? While the PM is in Djibouti chairing IGAD meeting, Burhan is in Uganda on his own diplomatic mission. Is there a division of labor I dont understand? " This type of question is asked in order deflect blame from the US Secretary of State, "we lied, we cheated, we stole" Mike Pompeo

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                • 4 February 2020 10:12, by Fathi

                  The question he would’ve asked if he wasn’t propagandist scumbag is, "Who in the #US is in charge of foreign policy toward Sudan?" From my view it is mix of Saudi Arabia, UAE, & Israel. How much did Saudi Arabia & UAE pay the US for that foreign policy? We will hang Bashir, Burhan, and Hemedti.

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                  • 4 February 2020 10:16, by Fathi

                    There will be civil war before people accept military coup. We will flood the Mediterranean with refugees heading toward Europe. What does the US really want from Sudan? We don’t have anymore oil since the US helped divide Sudan. We live in interesting times

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