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The press service of the US Foreign Ministry informs that Blinken welcomed the release of the prime minister from custody. The Secretary of State again called on the Sudanese military to release the “civilian leaders” from custody.
Blinken expressed deep concern about the ongoing seizure of power. He said the military should exercise restraint and avoid violence against demonstrators. The US Secretary of State noted that Washington supports a “civilian-led democratic transition” in Sudan.
The Sudanese military arrested the country’s civilian prime minister, Abdullah Hamdok, as well as a number of senior officials and senior politicians after protests that lasted several weeks on Monday night. The head of the country, General Abdel Fattah al-Burkhan, dismissed the highest authorities and declared a state of emergency in the country.