The Sudanese ambassador to the United Nations addressed the Security Council in New York City on Friday to reaffirm that the Translational Military Council «did not come to rule» when it took power in Khartoum on Thursday.
Ambassador Yasir Abdelsalam said the military ousted President Omar al-Bashir «in response to the Sudanese people’s desire for change, and to save the lives of the citizens... Еще, their properties, and the country’s resources.»
The ambassador said the Council would act as a «guarantor for a civilian government which will be formed in consultation with political forces and stakeholders.» He underscored that no party would be excluded from the political process, «including armed groups.»
Abdelsalam said the suspension of the transitional constitution could be «lifted, in addition to the possibility of shortening the transitional period depending on the developments on the ground and agreements reached among stakeholders.»
He concluded that what is happening in Sudan is a «domestic matter» and a «delicate situation» which threatens the «immediate and future stability» of Sudan.
«We cannot defeat a gradual democratic transformation, which has now started its journey, in the name of the same democracy,» he said.
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