Alarm Around The World After Sudan 'coup'
Paris, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 26th Oct, 2021 ) :From the United States to the Arab league, the world reacted with alarm after an apparent coup in Sudan where armed forces detained the prime minister.
The chaos followed weeks of tensions between military and civilian figures that have ruled under an uneasy power-sharing agreement since former strongman Omar al-Bashir was ousted.
"We firmly reject the dissolution of the civilian-led transitional government and its associated institutions and call for their immediate restoration," Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement.
He expressed grave concern over reports that security forces used live ammunition against protesters.
"I call on everyone in Sudan responsible for security and order to continue Sudan's transition to democracy and to respect the will of the people." - South Africa - South Africa said it was "deeply concerned about the apparent ongoing coup and attempts to undermine Sudan's political transition", calling for the immediate release of officials.
"We reject and condemn any attempt at an unconstitutional change of government," the foreign affairs ministry said in a statement.
"The EU is very concerned about Sudan's military forces reportedly putting Prime Minister Hamdok under house arrest, as well as detaining other members of the civilian leadership, and we urge for their fast release," European Commission spokeswoman Nabila Massrali told journalists.
- African Union - African Union Commission chair Moussa Faki Mahamat on Monday called for dialogue.
"The Chairperson calls for the immediate resumption of consultations between civilians and military within the framework of the political declaration and the constitutional decree," Faki said in a statement posted on Twitter.
- IGAD -The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), which Sudan is currently chairing, said it was "alarmed" by the events in the country, and was "following the situation very closely".
"The executive secretary strongly condemns any attempt to undermine the transitional government and urges all parties to exercise utmost restraint," the regional African bloc said in a statement from Djibouti.