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Sudan clashes … What are the most prominent Arab and international reactions?

The clashes that erupted in Sudan raised Arab and international concerns, fearing a deterioration in the situation in the country.


On Saturday morning, the capital, Khartoum, witnessed explosions and a large deployment of forces. This was amid accusations between the army and the Rapid Support Forces.

It is reported that some deaths occurred due to confrontations.

In the following, we learn about the most prominent Arab and international reactions:

Worried about escalation consequences.

The Aran League condemned Sudan’s violent clashes.

In a statement issued on Saturday, the Secretary-General of the Arab League, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, expressed his shock and denunciation of the resort to arms and fighting between “brothers” in this manner and during the day in Ramadan.

As the fighting escalates, Sudanese warplanes attack Rapid Support Force bases.

Aboul Gheit stressed the need to immediately stop the escalation and stop the bloodshed. He pointed to the League’s General Secretariat’s readiness to intervene with conflicting parties to achieve this.

Egypt also expressed its deep concern about the developments in Sudan and urged maximum restraint.

A statement issued by the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs called on all Sudanese parties to “protect the lives and capabilities of the Sudanese people and uphold the highest interests of the homeland.”

EgyptAir temporarily suspended its flights to and from Khartoum Airport in light of rapid developments in Sudan. This was according to a statement broadcast by Egyptian television.

The company said it suspended flights for 72 hours, starting today.

The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed grave concern over the escalation in Sudan.

Riyadh called on the military component and all political leaders in Sudan to prioritize dialogue, restraint, and wisdom. It also called on them to unite the ranks in a way that contributes to completing the consensus achieved, including the framework agreement.

Demand an immediate cessation of hostilities

The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Sudan and Head of the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan, Volker Peretz, also strongly condemned the fighting outbreak.

Special Representative Peretz has reached out to both sides, calling for an immediate halt to the fighting. This is to ensure the safety of the Sudanese people and spare the country from further violence.

The US State Department warned that Sudan’s situation is “fragile”.

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, who is currently on his first official trip to Vietnam, said there might be other actors lobbying against progress in Sudan toward establishing a civilian government.

Russia called for “urgent ceasefire measures in Sudan, following clashes.


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