Sudanese leader says military to stay out of political talks

by IANS |

Khartoum, July 5 (IANS) The chairman of Sudan's Transitional Sovereign Council announced that the country's military will not participate in talks facilitated by the international community to pave the way for the civil groups to form an independent government.

In a televised address to the nation, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan also pledged to dissolve the sovereign council after the formation of a new government, noting a supreme council of the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces will be established to command the regular forces, reports Xinhua news agency.

A tripartite mechanism of the UN, the African Union and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development is tasked with facilitating intra-Sudanese dialogue to end the country's political crisis.

Sudan has been suffering a political crisis since Al-Burhan, also the general commander of the Sudanese Armed Forces, declared a coup on October 25, 2021 and dissolved the Sovereign Council and the government.

Since then, the capital Khartoum and other cities have been witnessing continued protests demanding a return to civilian rule.

Latest News
Zerodha CEO Nithin Kamath suffers mild stroke, on path to recovery Mon, Feb 26, 2024, 04:26 PM
Foundation of media should be based solely on truth: Yogi Adityanath Mon, Feb 26, 2024, 04:19 PM
Got to give so much credit to Bashir and Hartley; future looks bright: Stokes Mon, Feb 26, 2024, 04:15 PM
J&K: Sajad Lone to contest from Baramulla LS seat Mon, Feb 26, 2024, 03:57 PM
Got to give so much credit to Bashir and Hartley; future looks bright: Stokes Mon, Feb 26, 2024, 03:43 PM
Congress cry in political wilderness of J&K Mon, Feb 26, 2024, 03:40 PM
4th Test: Whatever the situation demands, I want to do that, says Dhruv Jurel Mon, Feb 26, 2024, 03:16 PM
PM Modi to inaugurate projects worth Rs 1,800cr in Kerala on Feb 27 Mon, Feb 26, 2024, 03:07 PM
PM Modi to review Gaganyaan progress, inaugurate three ISRO facilities on Tuesday Mon, Feb 26, 2024, 03:00 PM
Truecaller launches AI-powered call recording for iOS, Android users in India Mon, Feb 26, 2024, 02:59 PM
Indian Deaf Cricket team gears up for DICC T20 World Cup 2024 in Sharjah Mon, Feb 26, 2024, 02:07 PM
4th Test: Gill & Jurel steer India to series victory with hard-fought five-wicket win over England Mon, Feb 26, 2024, 02:00 PM
4th Test: India beat England by 5 wickets in Ranchi Test, seal series Mon, Feb 26, 2024, 01:52 PM
Over 45.8 mn children to receive polio vaccination in Pakistan: Health Ministry Mon, Feb 26, 2024, 12:53 PM
4th Test: Jaiswal levels Kohli for most runs by Indian batters in home series Mon, Feb 26, 2024, 12:49 PM