Sudan protests to the United Nations over the call between Guterres and Hemedti

The Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs informed the Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General, Ramtane Lamamra, that Sudan rejected the phone call between Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the commander of the Rapid Support Forces, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo (Hemedti), as a “rebel.”

The Foreign Minister-designate, Ali Al-Sadiq, said in press statements on Saturday: “We reject this contact with the leader of a movement that committed terrible violations that were condemned by some United Nations institutions and the majority of the international community,” and that he informed Lamamra that “the contact between the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the leader of (Rapid Support) the Sudanese street rejects it and angers the people.”

Last November, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Algerian Ramtane Lamamra as his personal envoy to Sudan, after the German head of the United Nations Integrated Mission to Support the Transition in Sudan, Volker Peretz, submitted his resignation from his position last September, after… His announcement was unwanted by the Sudanese government.

The official news agency SUNA quoted Foreign Minister-designate Ali Al-Sadiq as saying: “I explained to Ramtane Lamamra the reasons that led to the outbreak of war, the atmosphere before it, the impact of the framework agreement and the (rapid support) movements.”

Al-Sadiq said that the “rebellion” – meaning “Rapid Support” – aimed to overthrow and seize power, and when it failed, it resorted to a comprehensive war against the state and against citizens and their property.

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