The White House said US officials are in contact with the military authorities in Sudan and urged for an immediate end to combat between the army and a paramilitary group.
“We regret the increasing violence emanating from Khartoum and other parts of Sudan. A representative for the White House National Security Council urged a quick, unconditional ceasefire between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF).
General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the head of the army, and General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, also known as Hemedti, the commander of the RSF, have both been in direct touch with US authorities, according to the spokesperson.
They were instructed to quickly and unconditionally halt hostilities, according to the communication. Additionally, we are in close contact with partners in the area and outside with the situation in Sudan, the official added.
“This risky escalation undermines the aspirations of the Sudanese people and jeopardises the progress achieved so far in the talks to restore Sudan’s democratic transition. They want an end to hostilities and a democratic Sudan, according to the spokesperson.