Republic of Sudan
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The leadership of the Sudanese Armed Forces responded to the Saudi-American mediation request to approve a new truce for a period of 72 hours, starting from the morning of Tuesday, April 25, in confirmation of its keenness to protect civilians and respect international humanitarian law.
And while reminding the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the repeated breaches and violations of the rebel militias during the previous armistice period, it condemns in the strongest terms the terrorist and criminal behavior of these militias and their continued approach to targeting ambassadors, diplomats and the headquarters of diplomatic missions. The killing of the assistant administrative attache at the Egyptian embassy is only further evidence of this behavior, which represents a terrible violation of international humanitarian law.
And while the Ministry of Foreign Affairs appreciates the efforts of the international community in approving this humanitarian truce, it notes the need to hold the rebel militias responsible for these crimes and violations against civilians, lives and property.
The monitoring of the record of these crimes and violations by the rebel Rapid Support militia confirms that it has become, by the reality of its actions, a terrorist militia involved in terrorizing citizens, killing, targeting civilians and using them as human shields, destroying the state’s civil and service structure, spreading chaos and security chaos by attacking police headquarters and releasing criminals from prisons the public.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs renews the state’s commitment to this humanitarian truce and stopping the fighting for the return of civilian life to normal. At the same time, it warns against using these good intentions to spread the rebel forces to commit more violations against civilians and kill citizens.
Issued in Khartoum
Tuesday, April 25, 2023 AD