While the commander of the Sudanese Armed Forces, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, called on the United Nations to replace the special envoy to Khartoum, Volker Peretz, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, today (Saturday), appealed to the fighting Sudanese generals, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, to stop the conflict.
He said in a tweet via his Twitter account: “The two warring generals in Sudan should listen to the tragic stories of refugees fleeing violence,” appealing to the military to truly care about their people and stop fighting now.
He indicated that relief organizations can provide assistance, but the solution is in the hands of the two generals in the country.
Meanwhile, Sudanese observers attributed the reasons behind the request of the commander of the Sudanese Armed Forces, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, to replace the Special Envoy, Volker Peretz, to the imminent end of his mission scheduled for June 3, and his weak role in reaching a final solution to the crisis during the negotiations on the framework agreement.
Al-Burhan attributed the reasons for his letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, in which he demanded the dismissal of Peretz, to the fact that he had become a source of negative repercussions towards the United Nations.
Today, Khartoum witnessed violent clashes in the vicinity of the mint and medical supplies headquarters, the College of Music and Drama and the University of Sudan. According to eyewitnesses, explosions were heard and warplanes flew in the vicinity of the area.