The commander of the Sudanese army, Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, affirmed today (Monday) their refusal to internationalize the Sudan issue. “We do not want to impose external conditions on us,” he thanked Saudi Arabia for hosting the negotiations aimed at stopping the fighting.
And he indicated in statements to the Egyptian media that it is not possible now to talk about any date for a ceasefire, indicating that there is no benefit in negotiations with the Rapid Support Forces if they do not leave the residential neighborhoods.
“A peaceful solution is the best way to solve the current crisis in Sudan,” he added.
Al-Burhan explained that the Rapid Support Forces are stationed in hospitals and police stations in the Sudanese capital.
“We are close to ending the presence of the Rapid Support Forces in Khartoum,” he said, noting that the presence of the Rapid Support Forces in state institutions impedes the army’s operations.
But he added, “We fear that the war will spread to other Sudanese states.”
This comes after renewed clashes today in Khartoum and Omdurman, despite the truce that is supposed to continue, in conjunction with the continuation of talks between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces in Jeddah.